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The ass is important too.
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Ill break it down for you and give you the main ones

Major legs-quads butt and calfs...yes calfs are important for takedowns kicks and strait punches
minor- groin
mostly core exercises

shoulders and traps are very important

When it comes to arms most important are forearms and triceps..biceps are important but you'll get a bicep workout with all the pulling you'll be doing from your back workouts because those muscles will always be sore...I find that my back gets way more sore doing mma than basic pull ups bbrows what have you

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Dont forget the bit between the ass and the balls... All the great MMA fighters have a specific workout for that bad boy.
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Dont forget the bit between the ass and the balls... All the great MMA fighters have a specific workout for that bad boy.
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Core comes first - then the rest... But you really can't be an mma-fighter and NOT work on almost all of your muscles.

Also the heart (Did not see that coming) Cardiovascular exercises is key




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Lots of compound movements and bodyweight training whenever you can.

I found that deadlifts really helped with my wrestling. Squats as well are effective. I would say that military pressing seems more functional than benching for upper body strength, too. Get them pull ups in as well.
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Lots of compound movements and bodyweight training whenever you can.

I found that deadlifts really helped with my wrestling. Squats as well are effective. I would say that military pressing seems more functional than benching for upper body strength, too. Get them pull ups in as well.
This. I found a major power and strength difference when I started doing more functional strength workouts like calisthenics, kettlebells, exploding drills etc. over isolated muscle development like the gym pulley machines.

Weights are good too, but I think these types of things are a must for getting that physical edge over someone your own weight. Mixing everything up is probably best.
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What muscles do i need to build? I know there are benefits and non-benefits. for example : building triceps helps boxers absorb body shots better and helps roll while slipping to reduce the impact of the punch. another example: building abs/core helps absorb body shots. last example: building calves helps you balance (done by manny pacquiao, the one legged cross punch). The disadvantages is that when you build muscles, you gas out quicker because you have to carry the weight on your body. Sure you look sexy, but we're fighters not bodybuilders. Also, bodybuilding makes you less flexible which is very bad for performing jiu-jitsu/wrestling I also heard building biceps and forearm muscles are bad for boxers because it messes up boxers punches, not sure if it's true though. Well can anyone help me which muscles i should tone/build? I'm a boxer and going to learn BJJ soon
I would most probably go with toning your muscles and not adding mass that will slow your moves.
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