5 Good MMA Training Workouts
Everyone who is new to MMA could use 5 good MMA training workouts. Even if you are a veteran at MMA workouts and training tips, you might still find these training workouts worth your time! These 5 training workouts are designed to drastically improve five areas of MMA fighting that are necessary for being successful in the sport.
- The first workout you want to do is run....yep, just run. This may sound like it won’t affect your MMA training at all, but it will actually improve one of the areas that many people have trouble with, endurance. Being able to improve yourself by running is mostly about lung capacity, which, believe it or not, also affects MMA training because any stressful activity, such as fighting, will make your breathing heavier. And it will also give you some leg strength to boot!
- Lift some good old fashioned weights. Be sure when lifting weights that you start by finding your max and then, using that number, find a weight you can do five to eight reps with without putting the bar on the rack. This is an important exercise because it will give you more arm strength, which will, in turn increase your punching strength making you a more forceful opponent.
- Practice all of the submission moves you know on a regular workout basis. Because MMA training and competitions are just what they are called, mixed martial arts, there will be a lot of people in there who may depend heavily on submission moves (i.e. a headlock) and you don’t want to be completely in the dark about this subject.
- Get out there and spar! This may seem like a no brainer, but many people do get caught up in all of these other workouts and end up to get in the ring and actually have the conditions they will be faced with in real MMA.
- If you clumsy or uncoordinated, be sure to work on your footwork. Do this by getting a punching bag and circle, hit, repeat. Be sure to mix it up some with different step to punch ratio and different kinds of punches!