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Old 05-02-2009, 01:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you rate as most important to train? discuss...

As for me...this is how i would rank it

1. Cardio - If your in the best shape you can possibly be in, youll be set. If you can do more for longer than anyone else, thats your meal ticket

2. Abs/core - Your core/abs/back whatever you want to call it, they connect everything together, protect your organs, and are the medium through which your upper body generates power. They also need to be strong in almost every situation of a standard fight, stand up, take downs, and grappling

3. Shoulders - Hold your hands up, help you throw punches, important for grappling, And also protect your arms from injury(like my disloacting arm, 10x better since i started a shoulder specific workout) Its also important to maintian muscle balance, you have to work everything else in your upper body as well, I just rank shoulders a little higher

4. Does anyone have a 4? After this, i just train everything and dont really know what is important next. Any thoughts/ideas? Criticism?

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Old 05-03-2009, 08:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Most important to train for fighting? If that's what you're talking about, I'd put technique at #1. The most crucial part about becoming a better fighter is by being in the gym every day, training with people who are better than you.

I agree cardio is an important thing, but that gets developed from training in the first place, and unless you're a top level athlete, it's not even close to as important as technique training. I have a feeling you don't really train MMA though, but I could be mistaken.
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I'd say tech. as well but closely followed by cardio training
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interesting thread...

iff you're talking strictly in terms of physical conditioning and not training skills, then i'd say the following:

1. general strength in big compound movements

2. core stability

3. conditioning (both aerobic and anaerobic)
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I would say condition as number 1.
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This may not be what you were asking but:

1. Diet - hardest part of training for me. I hate eating good whole foods, veggies, fresh fruits, whole grains, complex carbs, quality protein in lean meats. And I love the bad stuff, pizza, cokes, beers, liquor etc. But I know if I don't have this area mastered no matter how much time I have on the heavy bag, lifting weights or running through the park I will never achieve half of what I would have if I have control of my diet.

2. Cardio - Running, jumping rope, time on the heavy bag. If I am in better shape than a much stronger and better fighter I still win if he gets tired.

3. Technique - mitts, heavy bag, shadow boxing, speed bag, sparring etc.

4. Lifting - abs/core/arms/shoulders/back/neck/legs - this is number 4 because with adequate cardio your abs/core will naturally get worked, this is where you get your muscle mass and definition, but its pointless without the first two.
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I was talking in terms of physical condition, not technique. I started at a mcdojo type of place and the instructor was a total dick and didnt seem like he know what he was talking about so i never went back. once i get some of my bills paid off im going right back into muay thai and bjj training! But yeah i was talking about in terms of training your body, not your entire game
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Physical condition? What's that mean? Do you want to be strong, or have good endurance?

It really comes down to your goals... if your goal is to be a fighter I would put endurance above strength.
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