Raise Your MMA Workout Routine to the Next Level
Mixed Martial Arts is an incredibly effective combat sport for building endurance and strength. Power endurance training, plyometric training, core strength training and multi-joint exercises will help you cultivate that explosive power and velocity you need to take down your opponents like they have been hit by lightning.
Power Endurance Training
Power endurance training consists of the repeated performance of explosive movements in intervals of at least 30 seconds, followed by a 30-second break, for 3 to 5 minutes. Although 5 minutes might sound like nothing, the intensity of the exercises will leave you nearing maximal exertion.
Plyometrics, also dubbed as ‘plyos’ or ‘jump training’, consist of exercises that train the body to extend and contract the muscles in quick succession, enabling MMA fighters to perform rapid, explosive movements. Exercises include squat jumps, box jumps, power skipping and plyometric push-ups.
Core Strength Training
In Mixed Martial Arts, the power of your kicks, throws and punches is defined by your core strength. This is why each MMA workout routine should include plenty of bodyweight crunches with as much weight as possible.
In contrast to isolation exercises like leg extensions and hamstring curls, multi-joint exercises engage multiple muscles simultaneously. Exercises such as straight-leg deadlifts and close-grip presses help increase your performance on the mat.
Are you up for the challenge of becoming a knock-down MMA fighter? Your MMA workout routine starts here.