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Uchaaa 11-17-2008 04:48 PM

Pros and DL/SQ
Why is it that I never see the pro fighters doing deadlifts and squats in ufc all access?

southpaw447 11-17-2008 09:38 PM

I'm sure most fighters do squats. Especially Wrestlers.

Maybe they just never show it. There are variations of squats.

I saw Chris Leben doing rack-pulls of UFC Countdown, those are basically what they call "half deadlifts" or "partial deadlifts"

More people should though, they are very good exercises for almost any sport

Uchaaa 04-17-2009 06:56 PM

More input? I really want to know it. Just saw anderson and shoguns training videos and they are doing isolation exercises, can you tell me why?

wukkadb 04-17-2009 07:02 PM

I don't think increasing maximal strength is that essential for fighters, because most of them already have a solid strength foundation. There are so many things to do when it comes to fighting and realistically strength training is one of the last things on that list. And Kongo is seen doing deadlifts in his UFC All Access I believe.

As far as isolation exercises, some of them have their places in routines, but I think most great fighters, such as A. Silva, succeed despite their workout program, not because of it.

TheNegation 04-17-2009 07:11 PM

We never see fighters training until a few weeks out from a fight, and doing heavy compound exercises then isn't exactly efficent time use, and you aren't goign to be gaining much strength at that phase anyway.

Uchaaa 04-18-2009 09:13 AM


Originally Posted by wukkadb (Post 866439)
And Kongo is seen doing deadlifts in his UFC All Access I believe.

Kongo didnt do all access, do you eman someone else?

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