Now you can get a chance at these hardcore workouts, that also happen to be a lot of fun. The best part about this type of conditioning workout is you will not need a bunch a fancy equipment to get the job done. This whole workout can be done with a pair of dumbbells, medicine ball, agility ladder, and resistance bands.
Take your street squabbles to the cage. Learn the best ways to train for an MMA fight! Successful MMA fighters are some of the toughest athletes in the world.
With the UFC officially the biggest-selling franchise in sporting history, it's safe to say a bit of rough-and-tumble has never been more popular. As a result, the last few years has seen boxing, MMA, and kickboxing emerge from the wilderness and into gyms up and down the country as the new group class of choice for fitness fans. So how can you transform yourself into a lean, mean, fighting machine?
The following is a pretty good simulation of an MMA fight—you know, without the foot about to land upside your head. The workout lasts approximately as long as a real championship MMA fight: five rounds. Use it to get in fighting shape, and then watch the real fights from the safest of your couch.
Martin Rooney wants to change how you think about mixed martial arts MMA training. Considered to be the pioneer of physical training for MMA, Martin has 13 years' experience getting fighters ready for action. He's trained and cornered hundreds of fighters, including several UFC champions.
When they think about mixed martial arts training, people still fixate on the idea that MMA requires workouts so hardcore, they make CrossFit look like a piece of cake. Not true. MMA is not about fighters performing high intensity training until they get sick.
Looking for a fun, challenging, and flexible workout plan? Though this HIIT MMA workout routine for endurance is not for the beginner, as many of its exercises require a high level of base strength, its moves can be modified to make them easier. For those of you who want even more of a challenge, the exercises also can be modified to become even harder.
Login Join Now Close. Everyone from exercise enthusiasts to NFL players seems to be adapting MMA-inspired workouts because of the great results in appearance, strength, power, agility, and mobility. The MMA-specific circuit workout provided below is scientifically-based and battle-tested to be effective and safe. In truth, actual research on conditioning for MMA is very limited Bounty et al.
Competing in the Octagon requires a combination of strength, flexibility, endurance, power, speed, mental toughness and a big set of compound exercises. The sport has come a long way from the original beer-guzzling, bicep-curling, lb. These athletes are now peak physical specimens who work every aspect of their fitness through various functional movements and compound lifts.
Hardcore Circuit Training for Men by authors, Jim McHale and Chohwora Udu, should be a staple in anyone's library who trains mixed martial arts for personal benefits or as professional fighter. Although the book can be a useful tool for anyone who simply wants to get in shape or improve his athletic performance it is especially valuable for MMA fighters who rely on a whole arsenal of skills that require maximum as well as explosive endurance. With boxing being one of the disciplines that are trained by many MMA fighters, both authors gain instant credibility as former boxers and trainers since their wisdom has been tried and proven to enhance endurance and muscular strength for cage fighters as well. The book consists of 12 circuits with six to seven exercises each.