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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 combined with the martial arts is actually a form of mixed art, or discipline as well. You see to me strength and conditioning is a discipline in and of itself and it requires consistent practice and getting in tune with your body to understand this. The only way you can understand it is if you practice it with purpose and consistency  and suddenly you’ll realize you will learn more and more about yourself and your abilities.

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Outdoor MMA Strength Training And Performance

Outdoor MMA Strength Training And Performance

  1. Are you familiar with how an outdoor arena can transform your MMA strength training program? 
  2. Are you looking for dynamic strength drills to significantly improve your fitness and MMA strength training program? 
  3. Do you feel like you can’t develop an MMA strength training program without the availability of a fully stocked gym? 
  4. Are you interested in building a lean, strong, athletic body that is fit for fighting? 

There are many advantages to taking your MMA strength training outside. Over the years I’ve taken many fighters outdoors for their MMA strength training sessions. The thing is that space can dictate how you approach your day’s training. With more space you’re capable of performing movements that might not be feasible for an indoor environment. Continue reading to learn more.

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