MMA is demanding sport that requires multiple skill sets, speed, strength, power and the endurance to last for up to 5 X 5 minute rounds. One of the most important areas to focus on is your CORE. Every kick, punch and other movement transfers through the core or depends on the trunk’s stability, strength and power. Below are three of my favorite exercises that we use with our fighters every week.
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!