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f4rtknock3r 01-28-2011 11:06 AM

Weight training for MMA
 
Okay so i have taken a month off from my mma gym. so now i am lifting weights to help increase my strength, not so worried about mass. But during my boxing workouts with my coach we work on endurance, lots of reps. so my question is what is the best balance or combination for mma fights.

lazyfighter 03-04-2011 08:43 AM

My routine changes a lot. I dont do mant weights anymore but when I did it was just the main lifts.
Bench press, squat, deadlift
All low reps from 1-5
I did other things too like over head press, bar curls, tricep pulldowns and so on just to throw in a mix.
I would try to do 2-3 sessions a week of weights.
But despite common oppinions you dont have to weight train all the time. Most of my club dont bother and they are all very sucesful in mma and bjj.

tonyruready 03-16-2011 12:56 PM

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Originally Posted by f4rtknock3r (Post 1349183)
Okay so i have taken a month off from my mma gym. so now i am lifting weights to help increase my strength, not so worried about mass. But during my boxing workouts with my coach we work on endurance, lots of reps. so my question is what is the best balance or combination for mma fights.

lots of reps and nothing but body wight exersizes - i have a great workout if you like email me

tonyR

lazyfighter 03-16-2011 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by tonyruready (Post 1381218)
lots of reps and nothing but body wight exersizes - i have a great workout if you like email me

tonyR

High reps is good for cardio and endurance, but not for building strength. For strength its low reps max being 6 around there. For size its 8-15 any higher its endurance.

Bodyweight is good but you will be limited to the amount of strength increases you can gain.

Things like plyometrics are good for explosive power. Single handed chins, dips, pressups, hand stand pressups are all good for strength up until a certain point.

At some point weight training will be needed though. You cant expect bit gains with pure bodyweight regimes.

The Ox 03-29-2011 02:50 PM

I am doing the same myself. I started a blog about my training etc....

http://theox-mmatraining.blogspot.com/

I would love to hear everyones thoughts on what I'm doing

xeberus 03-31-2011 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by lazyfighter (Post 1374113)
My routine changes a lot. I dont do mant weights anymore but when I did it was just the main lifts.
Bench press, squat, deadlift
All low reps from 1-5
I did other things too like over head press, bar curls, tricep pulldowns and so on just to throw in a mix.
I would try to do 2-3 sessions a week of weights.
But despite common oppinions you dont have to weight train all the time. Most of my club dont bother and they are all very sucesful in mma and bjj.

this is good ^

LF are you doing the 5x5? which is great for building big functional strength

lazyfighter 04-02-2011 06:40 AM

I did do the 5x5 a lot. But mainly it was 4 sets. 3 were 5 reps increasing in wieght then the last was one rep max.


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