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MMA Training Workouts

Martha EllaJan 26, 2010 | edited Jan 26, 2010 - by @MarthaElla

I inspire anyone who wants to lose fat, build lean muscle and get into “fighter shape” to begin to train with their own version of MMA workouts. It isn't surprising that MMA fighters all appear to have that lean, ripped, and athletic look, like Brad Pitt in Fight Club.

It's vital that we learn from these world class sportsmen. If you want to seem like an MMA fighter who's in wonderful shape, you actually have to be in fantastic shape yourself. Unfortunately, we can't cut corners and the only real way to get a ripped MMA body is to put in tough work via your own MMA-inspired workout routines.

In my opinion, the ripped Hollywood look is the only one to go for. Enormous and lumpish is going out of fashion. Generally, one can see from watching MMA athletes compete, that having slightly less muscle mass is favorable to an excellent performance. These fighters have the perfect blend of power, explosiveness, endurance, and overall athletic ability.

If only strongman competitions were more conventional then bodybuilding then perhaps more mixed martial artists would incorporate better strength and conditioning exercises into their MMA exercise routines without the requirement of learning or understanding why.

One of the most common mistakes MMA fighters make when the are new to the concept of adding strength and conditioning to their MMA work-outs is they carry around the mindset of a body-builder. They are going to the gym thinking they need to do all sorts of exercises for each muscle grouping and the only method to get a productive workout in is to get a good “pump.”

But if you wanted a general idea of what kind of strength and conditioning you need to develop with your MMA workouts, then think of the type of exercises strongmen do : picking up heavy and awkward objects, carrying heavy weight for long distances, performing extremely powerful and heavy lifts as many times as possible in a certain period of time, to name a couple.

These sorts of exercises are way more functional and carry over very well to MMA fighters when it comes to the sort of strength and conditioning they want. The explanation being is that in a MMA fight your adversary, unlike a balanced barbell, is a constantly shifting his ungainly weight that you have to continuously push and pull from both balanced and unbalanced positions, such as the type of resistance a heavy and ungainly object would give you.

if you need to be an MMA fighter, you must train like one. This implies you will have to learn the elements of an MMA workout. Though martial arts has been around for hundreds of years, the sport of mixed karate skills is still in its youth. Mixed karate skills is growing big leaps with the increased acclaim of the ultimate Fighting Championship ( UFC ) and the reality television show, The ultimate Fighter.

there are lots of facets to planning a good MMA workout for any one looking to become a pro fighter, or for somebody just looking to get in shape. A good workout includes training in some, or all, of the following areas, conditioning, striking, grappling, wrestling, or submission abilities. These skills can be both offensive and defensive in nature.

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Jon Author Nov 08, 2010
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MMA training is certainly very intensive and very very effective for fitness. Interesting that a few years ago everyone was talking about boxing workouts, now it is all MMA.

edited Nov 08, 2010 - by @Jon28663
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