Push Press for MMA Power

UFC 129 just went down in Toronto and it was a crazy night.  Featured Trainer Eric Wong was there with his fighter Claude Patrick as he won his fight vs. Daniel Roberts via UD. Here’s the team in the locker room after his big Win:

Today’s article is with Eric Wong as he shows you great exercise for MMA Power.  Here is a really important video where he shows you the details of a critical skill if you want to be an explosive mixed martial artist.

Check it out and pay attention to the key details of the exercise since form is crucial for properly training your power here.

Learning to generate force with the lower body and transfer it through your arms is the key to developing explosive punches. While this exercise trains the vertical push pattern which isn’t as specific to punching, the neuromuscular timing is similar in terms of what muscles activate and in what sequence to properly execute this exercise.

Give it a shot and let me know what you think below!

Power is your ability to rapidly generate force.

The stronger you are, the greater your potential for power. Once you’ve got a good base level of strength, then you can focus on learning how to rapidly explode.

The Push Press is a great exercise for learning how to do this because if you’re slow, it turns into a Shoulder Press or Military Press, so you get a clear idea of how powerful you are.

Check the video for full details on how to execute this important technique for training MMA Power:

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Learning to generate force with the lower body and transfer it through your arms is the key to developing explosive punches. While this exercise trains the vertical push pattern which isn’t as specific to punching, the neuromuscular timing is similar in terms of what muscles activate and in what sequence to properly execute this exercise.

Give it a shot and let me know what you think below!

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One Response to Push Press for MMA Power

  1. joel says:

    whats up eric, me and my team here in portugal just start to use this exercise at a 2 months ago and we allredy start to see the benefits of it… we are using you guys as strengh and conditioning coaches and has resulted very well…
    thanks for everyting 😉

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