Leg Exercises & Nutrition - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
Training & Nutrition Training and Nutrition are essential in becoming a top notch mixed martial artist. Discuss with other fighters how to get and stay in top shape!

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
MMA Fanatic
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3
Leg Exercises & Nutrition

I'm going to be starting MMA training sometime this week. I'm also going to start going to the gym. I've got a bit of a workout plan figured out, but I need some help with leg exercises. Are leg presses or hack squats a good choice? Those are about the only leg machines I think our gym has.

The other thing I want to do is to start eating properly, and try to gain some muscle mass. I started working on a meal plan, but I'm confused on a few things. How much protein exactly should I be eating(I weigh 110lbs)? I'm going to be training Monday, Wednesday and Friday, should I be eating more carbs and protein on these days. Mostly I'm just confused about which kinds of food I should be eating along with the protein filled ones and why?

Any help is appreciated!
Easy15 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 02:04 PM
Das Übermensch
wukkadb's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 7,633
Don't use machines... just do squats with a barbell.

What a stud

Originally Posted by swpthleg View Post
The power of Aleks, his small baby and pimp hardcore dogs has granted you useful insight, my friend.
wukkadb is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-08-2008, 05:10 PM
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 481
165 grams of protein per day should be a good start.
-GSP- is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-11-2008, 11:01 PM
southpaw447's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,585
To maintain your LBM, you need at least your body weight in grams of protein daily.

To pack on serious mass, you need at least another half of your weight or double.

Given your weight I'd try to take it easy to start out. You could easily injure yourself squatting.

I'd start out with machines first for the simple fact that you have less of a chance of injuring yourself and you won't have to worry too much if your form is off.

Hack Squats, Leg Presses, Leg Extensions, Walking Lunges etc.

If you insist on doing squats I suggest you start out on a smith machine to again minimize injury and work on form.

I personally like to start my leg workout with Leg Extensions and Presses before moving onto squats.
southpaw447 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 10:30 PM
MMA Fanatic
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 46
Make sure to start off at manageable weight to get the form down(especially when doing free weight exercises). Later on form is always better than reps, that is what I've heard and follow.
Cdol is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-19-2008, 04:39 PM
MMA Fanatic
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 6
#1 Don't do a bodybuilding type workout.
#2 Look at general fitness first, your are going to have your body for a long time, don't F**k it up.
#3 Eat healthy. Don't try to "get Big" at the cost of gaining fat.
#4 find a GOOD fighter/athlete that maybe able to answer some questions for you.
#5 Log everything! And over a coulpe of months find out what works for you because everything is different for different people.

DieselD is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome