Never Back Down: The MMA Techniques

Component of the MMA system is learning the other fighting method like Judo, Muay Thai and other Martial Arts as popularity known in every country.

Trust yourself and you will be victorious in this field. All you have to do is train and apply the MMA techniques.

As every contestant in Mixed Martial Arts they believed in the MMA techniques they have. Have faith in the dream and have a guarantee to your personal skill as you are able to completely build it, having the top weapon in this sports ground and this is your extended skill. Within the fighting ring you can’t turn your back and tell that you don’t wish to dwell anymore, you have to keep fighting until it’s ended, and you know that you didn’t fight to lose, you fight to have a victory with you. When fighting better believe in the highest hopes that this sports can offer.

You can’t let fighting inside the ring alone with your choice to do so, but you have to be physically prepared with this. You have to to make certain that you know precisely what to do during the match and how to escape the tight grapple once it’s already occurring. You can’t be terrified to set out to do something in life because you think it may be related to something, or because you don’t know the clear cut path on how you’re going to achieve your objective or vision. Within the ring, take a brave step and a deep breath and don’t show your opponents that you are one way or another uneasy concerning your competition.

MMAIn the internet, there is a lot of website that’s that you can see countless videos slowing every persons performance that makes them a winner. A proper training, that includes every workout in the mixed martial arts gym with the help of a trainer can make you body, get use to the pain with your chosen sports. Just be reminded that MMA is a physical game that can hurt you externally and internally. With this, you have to protect yourself not to be hurt too much and will not damage your organs, internally.

The Mixed Martial Arts technique is learning to get away from the grapple your opponent does to you. You have to stay flexible no matter how your body is bended. Learning how to punch and kick without injury is surely great. All you need to do is know the styles in fighting when you use your Mixed Martial Arts technique. The trainer in the gym is teaching the sweeping technique, this is taunting you how to sweep from V guard after drawing your opponent up.

Executing a fine kick from a distance that you are able to balance will certainly make your opponent get hurt a lot for he will be out of focus. Off-putting him by your quick moves and strong built will able to make him think that it is harder brawl. Nevertheless, the techniques of the mind should be associated in the physical feature for it will decide the stunning result of the performance as well as the experience from the battle.

Now, are you prepared to perform a little more MMA techniques?

MMA Conditioning When Training for a Fight

MMAConditioning for a MMA fight is, unlike many other sports, not black and white.

When most people think of the word conditioning, they think of how far and long an athlete can run or perform a certain exercise without sucking wind. This only refers to one aspect of conditioning. The word “conditioning” is often interchanged with the word cardio, which is short for cardiovascular conditioning or endurance, but the two are NOT the same thing. Let’s break down what exactly conditioning is in relation to a mixed martial artist and how we can put it all together so that a MMA fighter can prepare his conditioning to the best of his/her ability.

Cardiovascular Endurance

Cardiovascular endurance can be broken into two parts: aerobic and anaerobic. Aerobic, which literally means “in the presence of oxygen,” refers to slower but longer paced exercises, such as jogging where oxygen is the main energy pathway. Anaerobic, or “in the absence of oxygen,” refers to high intensity training where energy is not derived from oxygen, but rather through alternative energy pathways that call upon an element called “phosphates” that are stored in our skeletal muscles. However, there is a very limited supply and phosphate gets used up very quickly (within a matter of seconds), though all the phosphate will be replenished usually in 5 minutes or less.

In a MMA fight, both aerobic and anaerobic endurance are equally important.

The better your aerobic endurance, the faster your heart will be able to supply your muscles with oxygen, which means the faster you can recover your wind, or “catch your breath.”  The better your anaerobic endurance, the longer you will be able to perform high intensity exercise without slowing down. However, there is a slight twist here. Although aerobic endurance serves as a good foundation for your overall conditioning, developing your anaerobic endurance is generally more beneficial for MMA fighters. This is because studies have shown that aerobic endurance carries over less to anaerobic endurance, meaning that if you do a lot of low-intensity long distance running, you won’t see much improvement in, say interval training where you do high intensity sprints for 10 – 30 seconds, rest for a minute, and repeat for a certain amount of times.

However, on the flip side, anaerobic endurance carries over to aerobic endurance very well, so if you do a lot of interval training, this will improve your ability to jog for longer periods of time or for longer distances; in other words, increase your aerobic endurance. Conditioning your anaerobic endurance also carries over to MMA more because it better develops your speed, power, muscle mass and even fat loss then exercises that are mainly aerobic in nature.

As I stated earlier though, cardio is only one aspect of conditioning. If you were to get to the point where you can jog 5 miles or more non-stop without breathing hard and you can do dozens of wind sprints in a short amount of time with minimal rest, and that’s ALL the “conditioning” you did, I guarantee you will still run the risk of “gassing out” out in a high intensity MMA fight. Why? Because although your cardiovascular endurance may be in great shape, you are still lacking a very important form of conditioning: muscular endurance.

Muscular Endurance

If exercises like jogging or cycling are mainly a form or cardiovascular endurance, then muscular endurance is the capacity of a muscle or a group of muscles to perform repeated contractions against a given load for a relatively long period of time.

However, muscular endurance can even still be broken down into three different types:

1) Muscle endurance – The capacity to contract a muscle or group of muscles regardless of the weight during a relatively long period of time (example: doing 100 pushups or doing as many pushups as you can within a five minute time period)

2) Strength Endurance – The capacity to exert maximum or near maximum strength for a relatively long period of time (think bench pressing your 1-3 rep max for as many reps as you can in a five minute period)

3) Power Endurance – The capacity to exert maximum or near maximum strength speedily (power = strength x speed) for a relatively long period of time (example: doing cleans with your 1-3 rep max for as many reps as you can in a five minute period)

All three of these types of muscular endurance are equally important, on top of your cardiovascular endurance, for a MMA fight. If you are scheduled for five, 5 minute rounds and you go the distance, your cardiovascular endurance will definitely come into play (more anaerobic in the beginning and more aerobic towards the end).

If the MMA fight is in large a boxing match, where you are throwing dozens and dozens of punches, this will heavily tax your muscle endurance, such as your shoulders.

If the majority of the MMA fight is fought in the clinch, or where you are shooting for takedowns or defending them back and forth, a lot of this requires quick and explosive strength, or power, to take your opponent down. If you plan on being able to continuously use the same or very similar level of maximum strength and power even into the 3rd, 4th, and 5th rounds, then you’re going to need strength and power endurance.

Putting it All Together

As you can see, doing a bunch of bicep curls and bench presses in your garage and jogging around your block every other day is simply not going to get you in the right condition when training for a MMA fight. You have to keep in mind all of these elements, and train appropriately for them. So how do you do that? I’d thought you’d never ask.

I will give you an example for a MMA fighter who is training for a fight coming up in 12 weeks.

 

Keep in mind that this is just a general example, as each MMA fighter is different and requires a conditioning program that is more geared for their specific needs. Depending on the MMA fighter, who he/she is fighting, what his/her strength and weakness are, how far out the fight is, and how good of shape the fighter is already in all play a factor on how the strength and conditioning program should be designed. But for sake of example, I’ll show you a brief overview of how you might incorporate a full MMA conditioning workout into your training.

Let’s say the MMA fight is scheduled for 3, five minute rounds. Using Stephen Coveys “Begin with the end in mind” principle out of his phenomenal book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, let’s first be clear on where the MMA fighter should be in terms of conditioning at the end of the 12 weeks. Generally, the conditioning goal for a MMA fighter to reach right before a fight is to have maximized his cardio conditioning, starting from a strong aerobic base and ending on a strong anaerobic base that is geared specifically for the length of time in each round, and to have developed his power endurance to the highest level possible.

So first you train strength (though building your strength should be a never ending task, preferably during times when you don’t have a MMA fight scheduled for a long time), then your muscle and strength endurance, then transmute this new strength into power, and finally into power endurance when the MMA fight is getting closer.

We can do this by training your conditioning in this specific order in a 12 week pre-fight program:

Phase 1 (Week 1-3) – For the first three weeks, a MMA fighter may want to focus on developing strength with the most basic compound movements (i.e: squats, bench presses, weighted pull-ups, deadlifts, etc.) as well as begin to develop a foundational base for aerobic endurance.

Phase 2 (Week 4 & 5) – In the next two weeks, a MMA fighter may want to continue to work on basic strength, but also work on muscle endurance by adding 1 or 2 extra sets of maximum reps at the end of each exercise (such as doing pushups after finishing the last set of heavy bench presses), as well as begin to shorten the distance while picking up the pace in his/her endurance training (from 45 minute jogs to 25-30 minute faster paced runs)

Phase 3 ( Week 6 – 9) – At this phase, the MMA fighter is going to want to focus on strength and power exercises, and begin to make the focus of his/her cardio anaerobic (interval training, running as fast as you can at a 5 minute round pace, uphill sprints, etc.)

Phase 4 (10 – 12) – The final few weeks, the MMA fighter should combine his strength and endurance training into one, such as using “power complexes” or circuit training. This is where the MMA fighter trains strength, power, muscle endurance, and cardio all into an exercise for a set amount of time (usually the time of each round in a fight)

This is just a general example of how a MMA fighter might want to plan his 12 weeks for an upcoming MMA fight so that his conditioning is developed for optimal performance come fight night.

All the elements of conditioning are included, so instead of just being able to “run for a long time without sucking wind” the fighter will actually have a fully functional and conditioned body to continue to push the pace NO MATTER WHERE THE FIGHT GOES.

Keep in mind that this just a conditioning side of a MMA fighter’s workout, and where it fits into a fighter’s regular schedule of skill training, flexibility training, recovery time, and all the other important aspects depends on the each fighter’s situation.

Hopefully now you realize that conditioning is not just cardio, but includes all the facets of endurance that is required in MMA. Cycle your conditioning workouts similar to the phases that I have provided above based on when your fight is, and you’ll be right on track to developing the type of conditioning that will have you pushing the pace for all 5 rounds without slowing down or feeling worn out. As I have always said, MMA strength and conditioning fits right in with boxing, Muy Thai, jujitsu, wrestling, and judo as far as a mandatory “art” you must practice if you are to be a true mixed martial artist.

 

 

 

MMA Circuit Training For Endurance

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To be a good mixed martial arts fighter, you need an effective MMA circuit training program which consists of specific MMA circuit training exercises, which are designed to offer the best results for the time and effort that you put into your MMA circuit training routine!

Endurance should be important to anyone who wishes to become an efficient fighter, and that’s why you should spend a lot of time training yourself in various ways designed to improve on your endurance. However, when I talk about endurance I don’t just mean cardiovascular fitness, even though that should be a large part of your MMA training program. I am talking about muscular endurance, and this requires you to follow a MMA conditioning circuit. A conditioning circuit is basically an Interval MMA training plan where you have a set number of different exercises to perform, without resting between exercises.

MMA Circuit Training Exercises

Circuit training for mixed martial arts is hugely important for conditioning and endurance, so neglect this at your peril. Your MMA circuit workout should consist of a number of different exercises which focus on different body parts, so that you are targeting lots of different muscles at one circuit. The exercises are usually a mixture of body weight circuit training exercises and weighted circuit training exercises, and there should be no crossover, for example if you do an exercise for your shoulders, the next one should be one for the legs or the core muscles. If you don’t understand the value of MMA circuit training workouts, then understand this. If you are more or less evenly matched with an opponent in regards to technical skill, it is going to boil down to who has is able to stay the distance of a UFC fight the longest. This is going to depend on the stamina and muscular endurance each mixed martial arts fighter has, and the fighter who has performed more effective MMA circuit training exercises in his or her MMA circuit training workouts will be the one that is going to be left standing at the end of the fight,

There is no doubt that circuit training for MMA is a tough way to train, but it will be a lot tougher for you in the ring if you haven’t done the right preparation. So make sure that you pick MMA circuit training exercises that are going to push you to the limit in your MMA training program, because your opponent will certainly push you to the limit!

You now know that the idea is that you have to continue the circuit until you can’t take it anymore, then take a short break and resume. Your endurance and stamina will be heavily developed through this kind of circuit training plan, and you’ll be able to sustain more damage and fight for longer without getting tired.

MMA Circuit Training Workouts

 

The circuit workouts that you use can be varied greatly in regards to the exercises, the number of exercises, and the time that you spend doing your routine. As a warm up the jump rope is a good place to start, as it targets your reflexes as well as your speed. You’ll be able to move around for longer, and your feet will become more accurate when you’re frantically jumping around dodging punches and kicks. You should also get some sessions at the old-fashioned punch bag – the small kind, which normally trains your speed. Do long sessions of punches, but tone down the speed a little so you’re able to maintain the exercise for longer. Another part of your endurance circuit training for MMA should include regular pushups and pull-ups, and in general exercises which develop combined muscle groups. Do them at a slower pace, so that you’re able to really stress your muscles.

MMA Circuit Training Routine

Here is an example of an MMA circuit training routine that you can use, but you can mix and match different exercises to suit yourself.

Bench Press – 8 reps with 60% of your maximum weight

Squats – 8 reps with 60% of your 1 rep maximum

Pull ups – 8 reps

Kicks – 8 kicks with each leg on a heavy bag

Dumbbell curls – 8 reps with each arm

Dips – 8 reps

Finish on the heavy bag where you punch constantly for 1 minute. You can also change this MMA circuit training routine by not going for reps, and instead going for time. This way you do each exercise for as many repetitions as you can for 30 seconds.

MMA Circuit Training Prior to Competition

Before a match, you should take some time to prepare yourself with a short circuit session. Don’t do as much as you normally do, or you’ll be too exhausted to actually fight – but still, get yourself warmed up and active, it will be helpful entering the ring prepared. If you’re already well warmed up, your opponent will have the disadvantage of having to warm up during the game, and you can approach him with better attacks initially. In conclusion, I hope you know understand how important it is to focus heavily on circuit training workouts in your mixed martial arts training. If you work really hard in your MMA circuit training, you are definitely going to have the edge over an opponent!

 

Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning Review – MMA Training Workouts!

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This is the Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning Review which is a program that provides you with some of the most challenging and effective MMA training workouts.

This MMA strength and conditioning program has designed to help anybody that wants to get involved in mixed martial arts training, or for anybody who is looking at taking their MMA strength and conditioning workouts to a higher level. Even advanced trainees will find effective methods for significantly improving their conditioning for MMA with this widely used MMA workout plan. The Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning Program was developed by a guy called Eric Wong who has a wealth of experience in training MMA fighters. This MMA training program is regarded by many as the online MMA bible, when it comes to MMA training programs!

There seems to be a lot of confusion in regards to which MMA training workouts offer the best results.

This is especially true for fighters just starting in the sport. This martial arts training plan sets out to dispel the myths, and shows you which MMA training routine or fight training workout is going to provide you with the best results.

Mixed martial arts is a complete fighting art, and this being the case, the MMA fitness training also needs to be of a complete nature. This the Ultimate MMA Conditioning program covers every aspect of the training process, and the bulk of this type of training can be used to do your MMA workouts at home.

Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning – MMA training Workouts – What You Learn

 

You will learn how many times a week you should be training, and how many days should be focused on MMA strength conditioning training, cardiovascular training, boxing and grappling training, and a whole host of other MMA training tips. Apart from that, once you get this system which offers a high number of MMA training workouts to suit every level, Eric Wong constantly supplies you with updates and the latest training techniques and methods in the world of mixed martial arts. There are lots of different conditioning workouts and there are various methods of performing them. You will learn which methods are going to be the most effective for a mixed martial arts fighter.

The same goes for MMA strength conditioning. Everybody knows how to use weights, but for an MMA fighter there has to be the right weight training program. The MMA fighter needs to make the most of his training time, and not get side tracked with exercises that are going to be of little value, when comes to the actual fighting. One of the main focuses of the Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning program is on power. This is vital for speed and the ability to deliver a knockout punch. The techniques in Eric’s program will substantially increase your level of power and speed. Without these 2 factors, your MMA career will not last very long. The MMA training workouts in this program have been used, and continue to be used by many professional mixed martial arts fighters to improve every aspect of their fight game.

Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning Review – MMA training Workouts – What You Get

There are some really good bonuses that come with this program.

  • You get a complete nutrition for MMA guide which will show you the best types of food you should be eating, and in what quantities. Eating the right diet is critical for your energy levels and to fuel your workouts.
  • You also get a cutting guide that shows you how you can quickly lose those extra few pounds of fat that you may be carrying.
  • There are numerous MMA Training Workouts which come with the Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning program.
  • You also have a risk free 60 days money back guarantee. Try this MMA conditioning program out for 60 days; if for any reason you are not happy with it, it’s a simple process to get your money back.
  • Apart from the numerous MMA training workouts offered with this program, you get a host of other bonuses which you can see when you go to the Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning Website.

After going through this MMA Strength and Conditioning program, I have to say that no element of MMA training is ignored. There are mixed martial arts training workouts for all levels, so whether you are a beginner or an experienced fighter, you will add to your abilities, fitness, and skills significantly.

I have no hesitation in recommending this program, but you really need to go and check it out for yourself, and see why so many professionals believe that this program offers the best MMA Training Workouts for anyone that wants to gain an advantage in this game. This concludes the Ultimate MMA Strength and Conditioning Review.

 

 

MMA Weight Training Exercises

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You should focus on a variety of MMA Weight training exercises in your MMA weight training workouts. 

MMA weight workouts should be a big part of any MMA weight training program. The one thing that you need to understand is that weight training for MMA fighters is very different to bodybuilding workouts. Although the MMA weight lifting exercises that you will perform in your MMA weight training routine are similar to the ones that are used by bodybuilders, the outcome that you are after is completely different. The role of an MMA weight training routine is to build strength, endurance, and conditioning for your muscles. A side effect of these types of routines will be a hard and muscular physique which is functional in its nature, and not just for show.

MMA Weight Training Strength Exercises

Strength exercises for MMA is a necessity because if you lack strength, you are not really going to be able to cause your opponent much damage, regardless how often you hit him.

The bulk of your MMA weight training and strength training exercises should come from performing compound exercises. A compound exercise is one where it takes a number of muscles to perform a movement, or a rep. A non compound exercise would be something like a dumbbell curl, which really only targets the biceps, and the forearm to some extent.

The best exercises for weight training for MMA strength should include exercises like the bench press, the squat, the dead lift, bent over rows, and standing press. All these weight training exercises require you to use lots of muscles for each movement, the more resources (muscles) your body has to use, the stronger it will have to get. Compound exercises are a must for your MMA weight training plan

The other thing to remember is that you need to be progressive in your MMA weight lifting program. This means trying to do more at each workout. This can mean more weight, more reps, or reduced rest time. If you do the same thing at every workout, your body will adapt quickly and stop improving, and that is why you need to continue tostress it by doing more, so it continues to improve.

MMA Weight Training For Conditioning and Endurance

The best weight training exercises for MMA conditioning and muscle endurance are pretty much the regular ones you’d use to build muscle mass. However endurance weight training and MMA conditioning weight training will be performed differently to an MMA weight training routine for strength. This type of MMA weight training routine involves doing an MMA weight training circuit. What this means is that you will move from one exercise to the next with a rest period in between. This is not an easy way to train, but it prepares your muscle for continuous effort, the same that you would experience in a mixed martial arts fight. This type of MMA weight training should be at the core of any mixed martial arts training program.

MMA Weight Training Equipment

Weight training for MMA does not just rely on standard weight lifting equipment like dumbbells and barbells. There are other pieces of equipment that be used to increase strength and conditioning. All good UFC fighters will use items like bags filled with sand and containers filled with water that they lift and carry for distances. The reasons why items like this are used is because they can be awkward to pick up and carry, just like an opponent. They are excellent ways of giving you something different and improving both strength and conditioning for MMA. Another great MMA Weight training exercise that is used by mixed martial arts fighters is to use a heavy tire to lift a rollover, a tractor tire would be ideal. The movement required in this involves your whole body, and is a fantastic way to improve endurance and strength, and a common method used in MMA training by the Pro’s.

Why do most people in MMA focus strongly on weight training exercises for MMA?

Simply because weight training exercises put a lot of stress on your muscles, just like an opponent will do to you. So you need to make sure that you use an MMA weight training program that is going to cater for endurance, strength and conditioning!

Physical strength will always be useful though, so don’t disregard it – with strong muscles, you’ll be able to take more hits before you’re exhausted, and you’ll thus have the upper hand against weaker opponents most of the time. This is why MMA weight training exercises are a close part of any MMA training workouts.

 

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Tips For Mixed Martial Arts Training

Mixed Martial ArtsThe field of Mixed Martial Arts is getting more competitive as the number of people participated in it gets higher and new strategies are being created.

That’s why it’s crucial to train bother hard and with a your head on your shoulders. You want to be confident that you are paying attention the proper elements and not missing anything. To help you train in the most productive way possible, keep the following suggestions in Mixed Martial Arts in mind. Getting the right Mixed Martial Arts clothes and Mixed Martial Arts equipment will help prove you are serious about your Mixed Martial Arts training.

This means getting Mixed Martial Arts gloves and head guards as well as comfortable training Mixed Martial Arts clothes.

By themselves these items won’t make you a better Mixed Martial Arts fighter, but they help by allowing you to focus more and helping you feel more professional. Serious Mixed Martial Arts competitors can be spotted most often because they have committed enough to have the specialized Mixed Martial Arts clothing and equipment. It can also help to have the right Mixed Martial Arts training equipment at home, such as weights, jump rope or an exercise machine for when you aren’t at the gym.

Having the equipment can also help you progress faster in your Mixed Martial Arts training so picking up what you can when you can is important.

Contemporary Mixed Martial Arts started out with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and grappling methods are still a big part of it. Even if you consider yourself mainly a striker, you need grappling techniques to cope with Mixed Martial Arts fighters who are skilled in this area. It’s most excellent to work out with a variety of wrestling and jiu jitsu tactics, so you feel satisfactory when you go up against individuals with various Mixed Martial Arts backgrounds. The beneficial thing about ground approaches is that, even if it’s one of your not so strong areas, with some conditioning it’s something that you can become better at rapidly. Considering that striking is contingent upon lots of essential characteristics, such as rapidness and reflexes, grappling more on particular methods. This isn’t to say that you aren’t obligated to become skilled or that just anyone can be a good grappler, however a lot of people are at least able to learn the minimum really fast, which is critical for competing in Mixed Martial Arts.

Mixed Martial Arts, like many other sports, is as much mental as it is physical.

Becoming discouraged can easily happen if you feel you aren’t making any progress or that you’re stuck in a rut. Perhaps a new technique is difficult for you to learn, or you’ve lost your last few matches. Keeping a positive outlook is important, especially when things don’t go the way you had hoped they would. The best approach at times like this is to focus on learning and practicing Mixed Martial Arts rather than on winning.

Remember, even when you lose you can learn, sometimes even more than when you win. Keep training and improving your conditioning and one day it will pay off. Progress is never instant, and this is true of Mixed Martial Arts as well so be patient and persistent in your training. In summary, if you want to make progress in Mixed Martial Arts, you have to be ready to devote a lot of time and effort to it. Work out as hard as you can but be careful so you can avoid as many injuries as possible. Keep the Mixed Martial Arts training suggestions we’ve been discussing in mind as you hone your skills, and one day you’ll be amazed at how far you’ve come!

 

 

Additional Challenging Strength Workouts for the MMA Fighter

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There are numerous foundational bodyweight exercises in MMA which are normally included in strength training programs such as calisthenics, lunges, pull-ups, pushups, etc.

Then, of course, weighted workouts are added which mainly consist of squats, dead lifts, leg curls, glute ham raises, etc. These exercises make up a normal strength training program for most athletes in MMA. However, when it comes to combat athletes like MMA fighters, more variations of strength exercises should be incorporated into training programs. This is due to the very nature of the MMA sport. Since various fighting skills are utilized, a combatant of MMA is faced with a wide range of situations from defending against kicks to hardcore grappling.
Therefore, it’s important to add various challenging strength training exercises into your routine in order to break the rhythm of normal weight training and extend your body’s capability of meeting the challenges that MMA fighters bring to the cage. The harder you train and the more you mix up your strength training program the better equipped you’ll be to enjoy victory rather than suffer defeat.

Here are some top additional strength training exercises that will give challenge your and give you an edge in MMA matches.

Climbing Rope
As you practice rope climbing, you will not only build incredible pulling strength, but you will increase grip strength as well. Both pulling and gripping your opponent are vital elements in MMA sports so further developing these skills is to your advantage.
Try to use a thick rope if you can. The thicker the rope the more difficult it will be to hold which is what develops grip strength. Also, for added power, wrap chains around your body to provide added weight for you to pull up the rope.

Pull-Ups 
Ok, pull-ups are one of the body weight exercises which you should already have included in your MMA strength training program. However, there are a couple of ways to modify this strength exercise in order to receive maximum benefits.
First of all, you will quickly grow accustomed to pulling your body weight. Therefore, wrap chains around your body to provide additional weight. The great thing about chains is that you can add as much weight as you want. Also, wrap towels around or use Fat Gripz on the pull-up bars to increase the thickness. This works further towards developing more powerful grip strength in MMA.

Static Holds

Hold strength is extremely important in MMA, especially when you need to employ the skills of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or outright mat grappling.

 

The body grip you keep on your opponent can make or break a grappling situation. Therefore, to increase your isometric hold strength, practice static holds on a suspended barrel. Hold for as long as you can and until your muscles are burning. This strength exercise will increase your LAT (lactic acid threshold), giving you greater grappling strength in the cage.

Kettlebell Swings
This is a great exercise for developing greater core strength by increasing hip and glute power. However, kettlebell swings do more than that by also providing the MMA athlete with better breathing regulation, a tougher grip and longer endurance.
This is considered an advanced technique so you should already have a stable core foundation laid as well as good hip mobility. You will also need to make sure that you practice correct kettlebell swing techniques in order to avoid injury.

Step-Ups to Jump-Ups

Leg power is another important factor of MMA sports.

 

However, just leg power isn’t always sufficient. An MMA fighter also needs EXPLOSIVE leg power because quick power often gives you the advantage over an opponent.
You can develop leg power by doing squats. However, you can also add step-ups and jump-ups which are plyometric exercises that develop rapid muscle response. Begin with step-ups where you hold weights (either dumbbells or kettlebells) and quickly step up and onto a raised platform about knee high. Alternate stepping legs with each rep.

For added explosive leg power, you can eventually move to jump-ups. To execute this strength exercise, quickly jump up and onto the raised platform and then immediately jump back down. Explosive power is gained through the rapid contraction and release of the muscles so do the exercises as fast as you can while still maintaining control for this MMA.

MMA Training Techniques For Grappling

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MMA training techniques for Grappling an important area to train in if you train in mixed martial arts.

MMA grappling training is massively important because so many fights go to ground. There is a reason why you see so many UFC grappling moves in fights today, and if this is a weak point in your MMA fight training, you are not going to win many fights. Learning MMA grappling moves effectively are a must for any mixed martial arts fighter in their MMA training program.

Having the upper hand in stand-up combat such as punching and kicking is important, but what good does it do when your opponent knocks you down and locks you so tight that you can’t budge and are forced to submit?

To prevent this from happening, you need to practice grappling as much as you do regular fighting if not more. If you are just getting into MMA, drill this statement into your head!

Some people ignore this aspect of MMA training techniques, and that’s why they never become good fighters.

If you don’t have the right grappling technique or MMA wrestling moves, you’ll simply fail every time you find yourself on the ground.

MMA Training Techniques For Grappling

You can use an MMA grappling dummy to train on, but you also need someone to practice our MMA grappling moves with, so find someone who’s willing to do that – in return, you can always let them practice on you! The best thing to start with is wrestling.

Wrestling has many benefits, the main one being that it’s practically built around grappling – all wrestling does in essence, is teach you how to bring an opponent down and approach him from an advantageous position as you’re attempting to grapple. These things may sound complicated at first, but really all it takes is practice and getting used to it. All you need to do is to initially pick a handful of moves and implement them as a set of MMA training drills. Once you have mastered these, pick some more.

Another sport which will teach you the various aspects and techniques required for effective grappling in MMA, is jujitsu. Jujitsu comes in many styles and forms, but the most popular one seems to be Brazilian jujitsu. Once you’ve picked yours, you need to practice it a lot – at least three times a week, for a few hours each session. It’s not an exaggeration – if you want to stand any chance against an experienced opponent, your grappling technique needs to be flawless, and the only way to achieve that is through lots and lots of practice.

MMA Training Techniques – MMA Training Exercises

 

Regardless of what training techniques for MMA you pick, you need to stay in good shape by focusing on a variety of MMA training exercises as well. It’s no use being able to grapple efficiently, when your opponent can outdo you in terms of body strength. You need to be in top shape if you want to dominate your opponents, and you need to maintain that shape all the time. Don’t let yourself go, thinking that it won’t do any harm – it will, and the harm will be great in the long run if you don’t keep yourself in top condition.

Experience may be the best teacher, but watching others is a really close second. You must show great interest in the sport, and keep watching MMA events whenever and wherever you can so you can pickup MMA training tips from the pro’s.

Be it on TV, live, or just watching other people train where you go to find what is MMA.

This way, you’ll be able to learn new techniques of what is MMA, see what common mistakes people make, and generally get an idea of how other players approach MMA training workouts for grappling.

If you see someone using interesting MMA fight training techniques, by all means approach them and discuss it with them – experienced MMA fighters are usually eager to help newbie’s, and they’ll be able to show you some of the better MMA training techniques for grappling.

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MMA Diet To Fuel Your Workouts

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MMA training is tough, so it is vital to have the right MMA diet and nutrition plan to fuel your MMA workouts properly.

An MMA fighter’s diet is all about knowing know what food is good for your body in general. If you’re going to eat healthy, you first need to forget about some specific kinds of food altogether – this includes, for example, fried foods, and other junk foods, and focus on a balanced diet for MMA training!

It may sound hard to get rid of those pleasures in life, but in the end a proper MMA diet program will pay dividends. If your MMA nutrition plan is a bit shabby, you will need to make a change in your , and you need to start it right now if you make your body healthier

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The most important part of a MMA diet is fuel for your workouts so that you have the energy for the tough workouts that are a part of mixed martial arts. The first things you need to think about is are you getting enough quality carbohydrates before training?

Carbs give you energy, and that’s pretty much their only function. Eating something rich in carbs about an hour and a half before training will give you the energy you need to go through it and make the most out of your workout. However the carbs for your MMA training diet have to be healthy carbs. This includes fresh vegetables, pasta, rice, and whole grain cereals such as oatmeal.

Make sure to wait enough time after eating before going to train though, otherwise you may feel nausea while you’re training. An hour and a half to two hours is usually a good rough estimate of how long it takes for your body to process the food.

Protein is another important element of an MMA diet plan.

 

Without ample protein in your MMA diet plan and workout plan, you will not get the benefits from all the hard work you are putting in.

Protein repairs muscle tissue which gets torn during your MMA training routines, and helps faster recovery, soit is important that you get plenty of protein from a mixture of food and protein shakes.

During training, the most important part of your MMA diet will be to replenish your glycogen.

This can be done with, for example, Gatorade. However, most people don’t realize that Gatorade alone isn’t very hydrating. A good idea is to mix it with water, about 50:50. Drink this regularly during your workout, and you’ll replenish your glycogen levels easily. Make sure to drink just enough to keep yourself hydrated and energetic though, otherwise the effect may be negative.

Another thing to consider about a diet for MMA to keep yourself energized for MMA training, is what to eat after training – or more importantly, how to eat it. You need to replenish your Glycogen before you can eat, if you want to get the most out of your food. To do this, drink the rest of   the Gatorade that you didn’t mix with the water, this would often be enough to finish the task. After that, you can eat and know safely that you’ll be getting the most out of your meal. Otherwise, you’d just be wasting your meal.

Whether you are looking for an MMA diet to cut weight or an MMA diet to gain weight, an important element is that every fighter’s diet plan should consist of a pre workout meal and a post workout meal.

This can easily be sorted by using carbohydrate and protein shakes.

Eating correctly for a good workout is not hard, it just takes the right information. If you know what and when to eat, you will have no problems fuelling yourself properly, and getting the most out of any training. Remember, training has two parts, the physical activity itself, and nutrition.

Without proper MMA nutrition, no training you do will be effective. This is why it’s important to familiarize yourself with this kind of thing. It may be boring, but it’s important, and once you get used to it, you’ll quickly find out how easy it is to stay both hydrated and well-fed, and achieve the best MMA diet to fuel your workouts with ease.

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