Training to be a combat fighter is much different than what most of you have been doing in the past or are still doing. Traditional gym workouts are not what you should be doing if you are training to be an effective MMA or Combat Athlete.
But there are still lifts (Olympic and Powerlifts) that I feel athletes should still incorporate into the training to develop explosive power and strength that you can use over and over again during your fight.
Exercises and variations of Bench Press, Squats, Deadlifts, Cleans and Snatches should be part of your program. Adding these exercises to your program is a great way to gain explosive power and anaerobic conditioning.
These lifts require good technique and take a bit of time to master so I sought out buddy Jim Smith to help demonstrate technique, tips and injury prevention when performing these exercises. Jim is strength and conditioning coach, a member of the LIVESTRONG.com Fitness Advisory Board and owner of Diesel Strength website.
Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing some of his amazing content to help you learn Power and Olympic Lifts from the best.
His bench press tips have saved my shoulders and the shoulders of many others. Watch the videos and make sure to try his exact techniques with the Bench Press
How to Bench Press, Get a Big Chest, Add Muscle All Without Wrecking Your Shoulders
Bench Press Tip – Don’t Press Out Your Arch
How to Increase your Bench Press
HOW TO BENCH PRESS
Jim Smith is a highly respected, world renowned strength & conditioning coach. A member of the LIVESTRONG.com Fitness Advisory Board, Jim has been called one of the most “innovative strength coaches” in the fitness industry. Training athletes, fitness enthusiasts and weekend warriors, Jim has dedicated himself to helping them reach “beyond their potential”.