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Hadu 03-01-2007 12:45 PM

Best Workouts for Fighting
I need a list of all the work outs I should do for mainly fighting purposes.

Thank you.

BJJ Boy 03-01-2007 04:09 PM


Originally Posted by Hadu
I need a list of all the work outs I should do for mainly fighting purposes.

Thank you.

Training with a partner, punching bag.

AdRath 03-01-2007 05:45 PM

Go to and pick a weight routine that fits your schedule (ie how many times a week) and lift. Core strength and leg strength is very important so don't forget those overlooked muscles. Mix that in with cardio and sprints and you should have a pretty well rounded workout. I'm assuming you have fight specific training a few times a week also to get in your heavy bag work and partner stuff.

EastPhilly 03-30-2007 09:57 PM

You could also do alot of bodyweight routines. is a bodyweight forum I joined that may hel you.

kishiro 03-31-2007 01:13 AM


Originally Posted by Hadu
I need a list of all the work outs I should do for mainly fighting purposes.

Thank you.

i heard the pro fighter "krazy horse" say , "masturbation is the best exercise you can get, you get a workout and pleasure yourself at the same time..."

IronMan 04-05-2007 11:36 PM


Originally Posted by Hadu
I need a list of all the work outs I should do for mainly fighting purposes.

Thank you.

If you are training to be a fighter, here's what I suggest.

Do lots of bodyweight excersise. In pro MMA you are fighting guys who are the same size and weight as you, so working with your own body weight (pullups, pushups, squats) is a good place to start while building up an appropriate amount of muscle and targeting key muscle groups.

Practice your ground techniques (those seem to require the largest amount of raw strength) with a training partner a little bit larger than you. Do takedowns, throws, groundnpound drills and submissions with partners bigger than you. It helps to build strength.

Use a groundnpound bag at a weight a little bit heavier than you and do should tosses , suplexes, slams and any other throws that require a great deal of physical strength. Make sure that you are exploding to your own full ability as well as practicing form.

Do some reps on the heavybag, but spend most of your time striking with the pads and weight yourself with a body vest, heavy gloves and ankle weights.

And roll and spar alot. The best workout that you can get to train for MMA is to do it. Train your grappling and your striking as much as you can with training partners. It makes you think about the way that everything is going to work in the fight.

americanfighter 04-06-2007 02:18 AM

the best work out is core training is the best training bar none.

I use to think there was no diferance intill i tryed it and I have never gone back.

there is a great artical about it in issue 17 of tapout magaqine by erik paulson under shooters touch. pick it up and be inlightened.

americanfighter 04-06-2007 02:30 AM

Heres the aritcal
this is how the artical reads from the mag.
By erik Paulson
"In 1997 I went to teach a seminar in Madison Wisconsin for my friend?student Jhon hinds at his gym, the monky bar. the two day seminar concentrated on valetudo and submission wrestling. the attendees were a mixed crew of JKD, Muay Thai, Bjj and wrestling practitioners. drills techniques tool development counter situations and live go situations pointed out what became a major turning point in my approach to training creating sort specivic exercises to train the athlete not the artist.

I came from the old school mentality that to be good you should mostly train your arts and craft of fighting. who had time to waste on exercises that had nothing to do with fighting. bottom line, how many rounds did you spar today and how many rolls did you get in? when I was competing later in my career, i implemented weight lifting running sprinting swimming rollerblading bag and pad work asike from 2 wirkouts a day for grappling and striking."


americanfighter 04-06-2007 02:46 AM

I trained my body harder for each opponet who faced me. ther is a saying that when your body is poisoned, your mind is poisoned, so my mentality was to train as hard as possible this was our spirit training; hard, bloody,sweaty and full of bumps and bruises. it was just another day at the office.

Back to the turning point, Jon said My core was weak in 1996, but what the hell was my core? he explained that my care was made of my center stabiliqers that kept me balance, fast and strong. I just remember thinking the word "corews a new fad word like tae bo. what i didnt know was that Jon and his father Bobby were both on the cutting edge of supplemental training devices. they were the ones to contact for health products for rehab strength tendon and ligament development and what is now known as "Core development Training"

Jonwas right; my striking was off balance after I fired a punch. my takedow hip defense was pathetic, so I decided to stay in Madison for a few extra days. Jon invited me to a training sessinon and I remember wanting to roll maby hit some weights. Jon had some new exercises in store for me along with some new products he and his father had developed. I showed up at the gootball stadium and began doing five minuts of 100 revolutions with heavy rope for thwarm-up. Jon made stations for all of us and proceeded to make us go through all of them. I was so sore after this workout that I could barely walk sit caugh sneeze or do anything for the next week without hurting somewhere!

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americanfighter 04-06-2007 03:00 AM

I was disappointed by not pumping iron, but he said not to worry because we were pumping rubber! How could I explain this to my friends? we did rubber medicine ball throws agains the wall jump rope power push ups amd dip. we also did rubber power cable squats , jumps twists and power cleans. we ran th ladder and did 50-yard sprints after all of that we gradually did the power wheel.

when I was shaking and twisting uncontrollably Jon's friends all shouted that I didn't look like much of a champion. While I faked laghed,sneered at themand sucked my thumb! If you do this workout like me youll be sore for days at first then your abs will pop out your obliques will be ripped and your love handles will disappear.

by doing all of this and making your core stabilizers strong, your overall game will improve. Jon kiked my coreless weak as and showed me the alternate ways to do the same. this was truly and ewe opener and a hallmark in the development of my fighter training today. every time I train my guys, I thank the crew over a lifeline USA for changing my body and game. what I've done now is develop the same power core development training routine on dvd, utilizing the power rope power cord with belt and power weel. this will soon be available for puchase on my website,"

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