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asd-asd-asd 08-14-2010 06:59 AM

Most important muscles in MMA
What are the most important muscles in MMA in your opinion?

CFT_Ian 08-15-2010 01:10 AM

Simple, your core. Weak core = weak fighter.

americanfighter 08-15-2010 01:24 AM

Core no doubt.

asd-asd-asd 08-15-2010 03:56 AM

will these exercises help me with establishing a good core?
scroll down to "Popular Core Strength Training Exercises"

mroutdoorsman 08-15-2010 05:04 AM

Try out or go with something like the following...

1. Crunches
a. 50 x Bodyweight
2. Swiss Ball Hyperextensions
a. 30 x Bodyweight
3. Good Mornings
a. 50 x Bodyweight
4. Russian Twists
a. 50 x Bodyweight
5. Leg Crunches/Bicycle Crunches
a. 50 x Bodyweight
6. Side Bends
a. 30 x 50% 1RM (15 per side)

Wednesday - Complete as a circuit a total of 2-3 times with 90 seconds rest between each circuit
1. Workout Ball/Swiss Ball Crunches
a. 15-20 @ 40% 1RM (Plate)
2. Side Bends
a. 15-20 @ 70% 1RM (Dumbbell)
3. Leg Raises
a. 15-20 @ 60% 1RM (Dumbbell)
4. Good Mornings
a. 15-20 @ 70% 1RM (Barbell)
5. Hanging Leg Raises
a. 15-20 @ 50% 1RM (Dumbbell)
6. Workout Ball/Exercise Ball Hyperextensions
a. 15-20 @ 60% 1RM
7. Russian Twists w/ Medicine Ball
a. 20 @ 15lbs
8. Bicycle Crunches
a. 20 @ Bodyweight
9. Workout Ball/Swiss Ball Side Crunches
a. 15-20 @ Bodyweight

Friday - Same as Monday...

This should build your core quickly and you will for sure feel it. Dedicated core days I believe should be done for all fighters as it is by far the most important for more reasons than can be named.

BantamBanger 10-15-2010 09:53 PM

Core- absolutely everything
Legs-absolutely everything
back- punching, wrestling, close range power

BearInTheClinch 11-02-2010 12:51 AM

honestly if you are competing or even training with some intensity you are going to be tested in all areas
core is of course important but eveything is going to be taxed and tested

HavocReign 12-08-2010 02:29 PM

Legs are the most important muscles in MMA. They are your foundation. Legs generate power both in your ground game and stand up. Power comes from the ground up when you throw a punch. Train your body from your legs upwards. Here's a decent article for leg training.

CHRISTIAN Mont 12-08-2010 05:07 PM

Core and legs absolutely everything,they are the most important muscles in MMA.

CHRISTIAN Mont 12-08-2010 05:22 PM

Train your body from your legs upwards,thats really great.

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