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Old 09-19-2009, 03:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Brown Belt in need of help

Hey guys my names Will Kim and im 18 ive been training muay thai for 10 years jujitsu for a bit over 4 years and mma training for a year now. I got promoted to brown belt a couple of months ago on my birthday (I learn REALLY fast). But recently there's this one purple belt at my school who is really powerful has good grip strength and core strength except hes 30 pounds lighter than me. But hes an mesomorph and im a 5 11 145 lbs ectomorph. I never lifted weights before so my core strength is weak while he can deadlift 275 pounds. Do i need power to beat him? When he gets a dominant position he controls my wrists very well and I cant escape unless theres sweat when it comes to nogi (I stopped gi jujitsu when i got my brown). I'm usually the type of person that is very technical but has no power to control the other bjjer (nogi) If i need to start weightlifting can someone map out a good weightlifting plan for mma for me? plz thx in advance.

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Old 09-23-2009, 06:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You'd be better off posting this in the strength forums, but a mod can move that for you.

There a bunch of different schools of thought on this. Some people dont think that fighters need to lift weights at all, thinking that plyometrics and body weight exercise is all you need. Thats probably true because many experienced coaches have said so, but then again I would estimate that 90% of the guys in the UFC lift.

I'd try to get in 2 days of lifting a week, on days where it would exhaust you for your technique classes. You can use kettlebells to train explosiveness in your hips, or you can do olympic and compound lifts (deadlift, squat, standing overhead press, power cleans, bench press). Personally, I do a twice weekly program of olympic lifts, and work a 25lb kettlebell into my morning strength/conditioning circuits (after I run with the dog)
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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He is a 115lb guy that can deadlift 275 lbs? If he weights 115lbs you should stuff him in a sock

Honestly though, when you are at a technical stalemate you need to start focusing on weaknesses. If he is stronger than you; you need to get stronger. You don't have to be stronger than him but you have to be strong enough that his strength isn't an insurmountable advantage.

Strength training forum would definitely be a good read for you and a weight lifting program comes down to what kind of weight lifting equipment you have available to you.

Good luck!
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