FUNK’S MMA CONDITIONING DAY
- WARM UP
- SPRINTS – 10 ROUNDS – 40 YARDS
- BODYWEIGHT WORKOUT – 2 ROUNDS
- SUICIDES – FOOTBALL FIELD – 25 BACK – 50 BACK – 75 BACK -ENDZONE – BACK
MMA BODYWEIGHT WORKOUT #5 – CORE CRUSHER
10 exercise circuit
Perform each exercise without rest for 30 seconds work followed by 10 seconds rest
Rest for 60 seconds and repeat circuit for a total of 3 rounds
- Bunny Hops Sprawls
- Judo Push ups
- Hindu Jump Squats
- Thai Knee-Check push ups
- Alligator Walk
- Cossack Lunge
- Diamond Pushups
- Alt kick blocks
- Abs Knee Grabs
- The Swinging Plank
When it comes to MMA, conditioning is definitely king. A lot of MMA fighters avoid conditioning to become bigger, stronger and build more size. The only thing is that all of this won’t help very much if you are building on top of poor conditioning. More and more we see the outcome of MMA fights being determined by one factor – conditioning.
The good thing is that you can build both strength and conditioning all at the same time . Having power, explosiveness and strength is all part of conditioning.
This is the workout session, I did as part of my training for my Pro Muay Thai fight . Monday’s are usually spent outside of Muay Thai Gym and I work on Strength and Conditioning specifically.
This week Sprints was my choice of torture. There is nothing like running sprints to help with explosiveness, conditioning and recovery. Quickly going from 0-100% effort, then having little time to recover and do it again is very taxing on the body.
WHY YOU SHOULD ADD SPRINTS TO YOUR MMA TRAINING
Sprinting and then walking back to the start will teach your body to recover very quickly after super intense bouts of explosiveness.
Do not run sprints on consecutive days. And if your sprinting workouts become really intense, only do them one to two times per week.
Now you have a new dimension to add to your MMA workouts. Work on the above techniques and you will have tremendous explosive conditioning as your ally every time you step into the ring or on the mat.
Running sprints is just one aspect of the many MMA workouts you want to do. Sprints are only one piece of your overall Strength and Conditioning puzzle.