99% of the time we see the intense brutal workouts that MMA athletes go through. Some examples are sandbags, tires, kettlebells, bands, etc. Don’t get me wrong I know all these are most definitely essential tools in developing the most complete athlete known in any sport, but it is important to know that I don’t care how tough you are or how good you are, YOU ARE ONLY AS STRONG AS THE WEAKEST LINK!
THE ULTIMATE BURPPEE FINISHERS TO END YOUR TRAINING SESSIONS
If there is one workout protocol that all MMA coaches should add to their toolbox, it’s the Finisher. A Finisher is a short 3-10 minute routine that you add to the end of a training session, You can use them after MMA, Muay Thai BJJ, Wrestling, Combat Sport training and even a regular gym workout.
The goal of a finisher is to drain the tank of your fighters. To take the last bit of energy they have left and leave it in the gym, to challenge them both physically and mentally.
Finishers can be used with bodyweight exercises, Farmer walks, tabatas, density training with a piece of equipment and even burnouts.
BEST TIMES TO USE FINISHER – you can use Finishers after main training session, sparring session.
Use Finishers no more than twice a week after training session to avoid overtraining.
MMA Cardio Training Using Running Drills
Here’s a workout that we used getting ready for Tough Mudder events we ran last year. This is a great workout for outside, and a track is ideal. The goal is to complete each lap without resting. If needed rest at the end of a lap.
Fads or trends? Cynics or innovators? It can definitely be difficult to distinguish at times. Especially true when you consider the constant bombardment of marketing and information that comes through the fitness and performance industry. Possibly no implement and training system has come under more debate than sandbag training.
The Importance of Tabata Protocol When Training for MMA Conditioning & Performance
In order to properly program training sessions for Athletes, you must look at their sport. More importantly, how individual athletes move, how their competition moves, and what the active and passive timing of movement is involved in the game/event of competition.
This workout was done with a partner but can be done solo. A truck tire is needed, use at least 200 lbs or more. Depending on your fitness level and goals, tires can range up to or over 800 lbs. Make sure to preform a proper warm up, of at least 10 minutes.
Build the Engine Before You Tweak the Engine – MMA Training and Conditioning
By Dr. Rick Kattouf II
Whether you compete in MMA or you just want to train like an MMA fighter, it is important to properly train your energy systems in order to be in top form. I want you to start to view your body like a car engine and your heart is your tachometer. I am no car mechanic, but I think we would all agree that it would be more challenging pull 600 horsepower out of a 4-cylinder engine as compared to a V-10 or V-12. So, let me show you how to build and then tweak your human engine for maximum horsepower and performance so you can take your fight game and fitness to the next level.