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4 Killer Medicine Ball Drills For MMA Fight Strength

4 Killer Medicine Ball Drills For MMA Fight Strength

The original publishing date of today’s article was back on July 30, 2018, but I thought today was a good day to bring this particular piece out of the archives.

Over my career I’ve come to realize that a lot of fighters starting out tend to enjoy being garage gym warriors when it comes to getting in their strength training outside of the fight school. So for today’s topic of discussion I wanted to bring this article to the forefront as I know it will help you if you happen to fall into that category of being a garage gym warrior…whether you’re a fighter, or not.

Read and apply!

  1. Are you currently looking for some unique strength drills to enhance your MMA fight strength? 
  2. Are you currently incorporating a strength and conditioning program for your MMA fight performance? 
  3. Do you currently train with medicine balls for your fight strength and performance? 
  4. Are you looking to build power, speed, and reaction time for your MMA fight strength? 

One of the most overlooked hidden treasures in many gyms these days are medicine balls. Medicine ball training is one of the most overlooked training implements when it comes to building power and athleticism because most people don’t really know how to leverage this awesome training implement. When it comes to fight strength and performance I’m here to tell you that this training implement can serve your fight performance well. As a result I’m going to show you how to do that here in this article!

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3 Top HIIT Workouts For MMA Fitness

3 Top HIIT Workouts For MMA Fitness

The original publishing date for this post was back on January 23, 2018. I wanted to pull this article out of the archives today because it still gets a lot of attention.

If you’re currently training in martial arts, or MMA then you need to have your fitness and athletic performance dialed in to perform on the mat, or in the ring. Today’s article is going to be a great resource for you to tap so that you can start to implement these HIIT workouts into your strength and conditioning program if you haven’t already.

  1. Do you feel that your fitness level and conditioning have hit a plateau?
  2. Do you feel like you’re not improving with your MMA and Combat skills as fast as you should?
  3. Aside from being functional for fitness, MMA, and Combat are you also frustrated that you aren’t leaning out and developing a lean body composition from your training?
  4. Are you familiar with HIIT workouts?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions then this article (particularly with question 4 relating to HIIT Workouts) then this should be of great help to you. So everybody is hung up on the high intensity programs these days and as a strength coach I’ve always had a love–hate relationship with this because I think some training fads tend to get blown out of proportion. I think this is because with the tremendous influx of information due to the internet it often seems like people tend to offer solutions to training by painting with a broad brush, or by defaulting to metaphorically trying to use a hammer for both nails and screws.

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3 Ways To Construct An Athletic Functional Body For Optimal Fitness

3 Ways To Construct An Athletic Functional Body For Optimal Fitness

So today I wanted to revisit this older topic today by pulling it straight from the archives. The original publishing date for this piece was all the way back in July 8th, 2009!!! Yes, this one is old school, but the information is certainly useful. I thought you would find this list helpful in your journey if you’re looking to build an athletically functional body.

  1. Are you interested in learning how to develop an athletic functional body? 
  2. Are you training your body in a way to be optimally functional for any sport or life situation? 
  3. Are you curious as to how you can improve your training to help you move with greater control and confidence? 
  4. Are you training your body to be able to last over the long haul? 

The pursuit of an athletic functional body is a solid plan. I had a friend the other day that was just starting back into working out and he was asking me “what is the best thing for me to do to get back into shape?” I proceeded to tell him that he needs to start training like an athlete again. Why, he asked? I followed up by asking him at what point in his life was he in the greatest shape to which he replied “when I was doing preseason workouts for football in college.” I rest my case. 

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8 Steps To Supercharging Your MMA Fitness

8 Steps To Supercharging Your MMA Fitness

  1. Are you looking to ramp up your fitness and performance for MMA? 
  2. Are you interested in enhancing your athleticism and ability for martial arts? 
  3. Are you looking to supercharge your strength and conditioning for MMA? 
  4. Are you looking to speed up and improve your abilities for MMA and fighting?

If you’re serious about ramping up your MMA fitness then you’ve got to be willing to approach your training in order to be more athletic specific to the needs of your sport, or lifestyle. The key to improving your performance in MMA, or any form of martial arts for that matter, is making sure you are training your body in a way to meet the needs of fighting. Today I’m going to cover 8 steps here for you to improve your MMA fitness and performance.

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5 Strength Training Tactics To Improve Your MMA Fitness

5 Strength Training Tactics To Improve Your MMA Fitness

Over the years being able to compete in athletics, having to overcome two reconstructed knees, and taking up the art of Muay Thai I’ve come to realize that strength training is a discipline as well. You see to me strength and conditioning is a discipline in and of itself and it requires consistent practice to understand this. You must get in tune with your body.  The only way you can understand it is if you practice it with purpose and consistency. Suddenly you’ll realize you will learn more and more about yourself and your abilities.

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