Jamie Hale

Background

Jamie Hale is Sports Conditioning Coach, author, outdoor enthusiast, fitness and nutrition consultant. He has contributed to numerous exercise and sports publications (nationally and internationally). He has authored six books. Jamie is a member of the World Marital Arts Hall of Fame in recognition of his conditioning work with Martial Artists. He is considered by most in the fitness industry as a specialist in agility and comprehensive fitness training. He is also known for his ability to get bodybuilders lean and dry as a bone for competition. To learn more abut Jamie visit his website at www.maxcondition.com. He is available for seminars and camps as well. Jamie can be reached by phone at 859-737-2753.

What people are saying about Jamie Hale's products:

"This book is a must in any practitioner or enthusiast's library. It's the most in-depth work I've read on the subject." -Alan Aragon, author of Girth Control: The Science of Fat Loss and Muscle Gain, nutritional counselor, continuing education provider (www.alanaragon.com)

"I'm very impressed with your book and with your knowledge about the science of protein nutrition. It's great to know that there is someone else advising people on the basis of scientific research rather than canned recommendations." -Gerda Endemann, PhD, author of Fat Is Not The Enemy (www.healthyfat.com)

"One of the most useful books and tools you will ever find on the topic of protein. An excellent collection of facts outlined in detail. Very highly recommended to athletes, who will find this book an incredible study. In simple terms.it's the perfect guide to everything you need to know about protein." -MMA Sports Magazine

"One of the best trainers in the USA." -Gary Bliss, editor Massive Lifestyles magazine

For more info on Jamie Hale, please visit his "About Jamie" page.

Accomplishments: Bachelor's degree, Certified ISSA Trainer, USA Amateur Boxing judge, Owner of MaxCondition Sports Conditioning and Winchester Golden Gloves Boxing, Founder of the Steel Sledge (strength equipment), Mixed Martial Arts Co-Promoter, Author of MaxCondition For Sports Performance.

Jamie's accomplishments are too numerous to list here, so please visit his website for a full list.

Articles

  • Max Condition For Baseball!

    Below I have provided some basic tips in regard to sports conditioning for baseball.

  • Real Strength Training For Boxers!

    Recently athletes from all sports have begun to realize the importance of weight training. So, why have boxers been reluctant to realize the importance of resistance training?

  • Coach Davies Interview.

    The following interview was conducted with Coach Davies on March 5th, 2002. The interview we will take a look at his philosophical approach to training which is known as Renegade Training.Coach Davies Interview.

  • Avoid Fitness Phonies.

    It seems like every gym you walk into these days includes at least one proposed fitness expert. I am sorry to say that 90% of the trainers in this field cannot tell you the difference between a fast-twitch and slow-twitch muscle fiber.

  • 6 Popular Diets That Could Help You Today!

    Which diets will work for you? In this review I will give a brief explanation of some of the most popular diets today. After reading the review you will be able to decide which plans are for you.

  • 3 Fat Loss Nutrition Tips To Blast Fat!

    A diet that results in calorie deficit does not necessarily mean a quality diet, but it does mean weight loss. In my opinion all quality diets share some characteristics. Why is that?

  • Leaders Of The Pack: Supplements That Work!

    Every fitness magazine you look through these days is full of supplement ads. Supplements can assist you in achieving your goals, but they are not magic, as the magazines would like you to believe.

  • Therapeutic Methods To Boost Recovery!

    Learn how massages, saunas, and stretching can be used to enhance recovery abilities!

  • Casein Or Whey? Benefits & Disadvantages Everyone Should Know!

    There seems to be a great deal of controversy over which one is better. From the following information you can see that each offers distinct advantages. Here's information that directly compares casein and whey.

  • The Power Of Stretching!

    Stretching can prevent injuries and also help you gain new muscle. Learn why stretching is so important and the different types of stretching!

  • 3 Protein Controversies You Shouldn't Buy Into!

    Research suggests that consuming high protein diets that contain sufficient amounts of calcium and Vitamin D do not negatively affect bone health. Learn more.

  • Why Skepticism Can Save You Time & Money In Fitness!

    The Fitness Skeptic applies reason to any and all ideas promoted by the fitness industry. Here are invaluable details about skepticism & science and why you should learn to question everything. Do it now and save. Read on.

  • Proper Warm-Up To Enhance Performance.

    Warming up, a phrase loosely thrown around by trainees across the world. A proper warm-up can go a long way in increasing the bodies ability to perform. Learn why most people don't warm-up correctly and how to fix it!

  • Wheels Of Steel: Exercises To Pack On Size!

    Bench press worshipers and curl fanatics will cringe when they hear the words leg workout, but nothing looks more ridiculous than a guy whose arms are bigger than his legs. The legs are the foundation of the body.

  • MaxCondition The MMA Athlete!

    The role of Strength and Conditioning has been emphasized in sports such as football, hockey and other sports for some time now. As the MMA platform keeps on growing so has the need for effective strength and conditioning regimens.

  • MaxCondition The MMA Athlete: Part Two!

    If you are involved in martial arts, particularly traditional martial arts, you have been exposed to the slow static stretching regimen for years.

  • MMA Success - Part Three!

    What kind of training do MMA athletes need to perform? Find out here...

  • Size Means Strength?

    The basic idea presented in this article is there is a relationship between size and strength, but strength increases can occur due to other reasons. Just as size increase can occur with a non-linear strength increase.

  • MaxCondition For MMA Athletes! Part 5

    It amazes me when I meet an athlete that spends hours performing sprints yet does no agility or quickness training. In most sports there is a need for constant change of direction. Reacting to ever changing situations is also evident.

  • MaxCondition For MMA Athletes! Part 4

    Running 5 miles per day is not effective for enhancing the type of endurance utilized when competing in a NHB competition. It is important to have a general understanding of the bio-energetic systems the body utilizes...

  • Proper Sprint Mechanics

    Proper sprint mechanics will lead to better conditioning and cause less injury.

  • Mike Ranfone Interview.

    Mike Ranfone is and up and coming star in the Sports Performance industry. In my discussions with Mr. Ranfone he displays a thirst for knowledge and a drive to be the very best he can in his profession.

  • Examining The Rules Of Fitness.

    Find out what the rules of fitness are by debunking the myths! Learn the truth. Don't be mislead!

  • Countdown: Ryan Farhat's MMA Debut.

    Find out how Ryan Farhat did in his first MMA fight and his thoughts coming into it ...

  • MMA Success - Part Five!

    What does agility and balance have to do with your MMA success? Find out here ...

  • Obsessed With Training But Need A Vacation? 5 Day Journal Lets You Have Both!

    Well known sports conditioning coach Jamie Hale shares his 5 day experience in Mexico. Here's a daily breakdown of how he trained... and ate.

  • MMA Success - Part Two!

    I hope this series of articles sheds light on the discipline and hard work that is required to be a successful MMA Athlete...

  • Manipulating Your Hormones: Part 2.

    In part two, we will discuss specific hormones and their effects on the body. In this article the main concern is increasing endogenous mechanisms that result in growth hormone secretion.

  • MMA Success - Part Four!

    Is stretching necessary for mixed martial arts athletes? Find out if it is and why here...

  • Countdown: Ryan Farhat's MMA Debut - Part Two.

    What kind of training did Ryan follow to win his first MMA fight? Find out here.

  • Muscular Energetics.

    Learn how understanding the importance of energy systems can help optimize your training regimen and much more!

  • Practical, Functional, Necessary Training!

    How is that training for general fitness? As the Renegades know this is not training for general fitness. This is specialized training. You need to utilize a wide array of tools, learn why!

  • Young Athletes And Weight Training

    Children training with weights have been taboo in the USA for centuries. We look at what real world observations, as well as sports science has to say about children and weight training.

  • Is Organic Food Really Safe? The Real Story!

    I will take you back to the early 20th century where the fundamental ideas of organic farming were born, through the present day.

  • Maxcondition For Serious Fitness.

    Coach Jamie Hale responds to five fitness questions that should be of interest to anyone interested in improving the effectiveness of his or her fitness program whether for sports or simply for greater physical ability.

  • Juggernaut Training!

    Take your training to the upper limits of physical preparation with juggernaut training. In addition, to physical conditioning the preceding workout will build a tough as nails mental set.

  • Real Strength Training For Boxers: Part 2!

    Aerobics, plyometric drills and ab training are all part of training for boxers. Learn how by following the guidelines and principles presented in this article your power and speed in the ring will increase.

  • Quickness Training.

    Training for quickness is not the same as training for absolute speed. Quickness relies heavily on immediate movement reactions. Think of quickness as the first phase of speed. Learn how to get quicker!

  • MaxCondition The MMA Athlete! Part 3

    Any MMA athlete is probably aware of the role endurance training plays in their conditioning programs. My question is how many are aware of the proper methods needed to enhance this ability?

  • MMA Success!

    I hope this series of articles sheds light on the discipline and hard work that is required to be a successful MMA Athlete...

  • Countdown: Ryan Farhat's MMA Debut - Part Three.

    What kind of training did Ryan follow to win his first MMA fight? Find out here.

  • An Interview With Shane Hamman.

    Check out this great interview with olympic weightlifter Shane Hamman! Find out how and when he got started, what his best lifts are and what he plans on doing next!

  • Exercise Science & Research.

    If you work in the exercise field and you do not spend at least one hour per day reading and studying, start now. Below I have provided a summary of a few research studies I have pulled from my collection.

  • An Interview With Mike Mahler!

    Check out this awesome interview with Mike Mahler, one of the top kettlebell instructors on the planet. Find out what he up to, what is next and what he does at his workshops!

  • MMA Success - Part Eight!

    The key to utilizing stored elastic energy involved in the SSC is the ability to minimize the conversion time between the ending of the eccentric and beginning of the concentric phase...

  • Manipulating Your Hormones.

    Manipulating your hormones will help take advantage and ensure successful adaption, training, health and performance...

  • Diet Strategies For Bodybuilders

    The various diet strategies are so utterly different in nature you might wonder who is right. Dieting strategies are similar to training strategies; their effectiveness is subjective.

  • Examining The Rules Of Fitness Part 2.

    Find out what the rules of fitness are by debunking the myths! Learn the truth. Don't be misled!

  • MMA Success - Part Seven!

    How can you improve your quickness for MMA? What drills do you need to perform? Find out here...

  • Spark NEW Growth Strength Training Program!

    Try something different in the this year that will sustain your interest until you master it. The following workout is great for absolute strength, power, and it might spark some new muscular growth.

  • MMA Success - Part Six!

    How can you improve your quickness for MMA? What drills do you need to perform? Find out here ...

  • Ab Training Season!

    It is that time of year again. Ab Season has arrived. As warm weather approaches people from around the world rush to gyms in quest of the ultimate six pack. Check out these two sample workouts to help you get the chizzled abs you have always wanted!

  • The Magic Workout?

    Since weight training was conceived, we have been searching for the ultimate workout. What is the best workout to produce bulging hard muscles? Is it high volume or high intensity training? Well, my friend, I have the answer to this ancient debate.

  • Packing On The Mass!

    By following the guidelines above you should begin to stack on the mass. If you are following these guidelines, but you still can't pack on mass something is wrong. Seek professional help.