The Calf Kick...

& McGregor vs Poirier

The Calf Kick has become a recent mainstay in the world of MMA... which usually evolves at a snails pace. 

Previously, we all attempted to tee off on the lower thigh, and desperately hope that the guy didn't shield it with his own shin... resulting in our immeasurable agony and/or horrific injury.  

How silly we once were...

Well McGregor vs Poirier 2 is coming up this weekend, and the Calf Kick will be a major point of focus. 

In this video, Jack Slack breaks down the abundant advantages in throwing this less-than-traditional kick, and you'll get an excellent stylistic breakdown of the two fighters facing off.  

Conor has some adjustments to make after that first fight, and it's clear that defending the calf kick is one of them.

That said, it's anyone's fight... unless Conor has continued to swim in piles of money like Scrooge McDuck instead of adapting a fresh game-plan.

Swimming is great cardio.  But... cmon now.  

TO DEFEND THE CALF KICK... just stop raising your leg to check the kick like you've trained your brain to do for the past 20 years, and turn your shin bone towards the kick instead.  

It's actually a lot easier, since your weight doesn't need to be entirely on your rear leg just to lift the front one.  Your weight can stay on the front leg, just turn it open as far as you can to hide that muscle belly.  

If the guy is smart, he'll start kicking your thigh... and the chess match inevitably continues...

Have a fantastic weekend!


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