We know you’ve seen it, and maybe have even tried it.
You know…. the super-duper, ultra-complex, multi-angle, compound circuit, training day that looks far more like a circus act than a training protocol for combat athletes.
Yes, you do learn hundreds of scientifically proven training routines and principles in the MMA Conditioning Coach Certification course. However, you don’t need to combine all of them in any single workout. And, it’s unlikely you need all of them in a full season of training for any single athlete.
Your job is to have a massive toolbox of knowledge and skills. Then, you carefully select the best possible combination for the task at hand.
Mental preparation is where many athletes struggle. Perhaps I should simply say, they do not know how to train their mind. Competition is a psychological activity and those who win the most tend to have the sharpest minds. They have a system of thinking and mentally preparing just as they have a system for training the body.
My intrigue with how powerful the mind is started way back in high school. I was always floored when I saw major slackers place top 3 in our county wrestling tournament and sometimes qualify or even place in the states! I would question how lazy, excuse making athletes could succeed at such a high level?
MMA requires a variety of skill, strength and conditioning. Fighters need to be quick on their feet,
powerful on the takedowns, and strong on the ground. This can take its toll on any athlete, so its
important to build a strong foundation in order to stay ahead of your competition. Here are 5 of my
favorite exercises to build stronger fighters.
What Are Finishers
Finishers are short body weight or single piece of equipment only, 3–10 minute routines at the end of each workout or training session. You can use them after training your MMA, Muay Thai, BJJ, Wrestling or Combat Athletes.
Use Finishers no more than twice a week after your combat sport training session, workout or cardio.
Benefits of Burpees
The burpee is the “Ultimate Metabolic Bodyweight Exercise”.
This compound exercise works almost every muscle in the body in one short sequence of movements. The heart and lungs are tested to the max as well.
A set of burpees will force the athlete to work far above their capacity to take in, transport and utilize oxygen and, subsequently, their anaerobic conditioning will improve.
You can train muscular endurance, cardio, explosiveness, speed and agility, coordination, change of levels, mental toughness
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.