5 common exercises that MMA fighter’s DON’t use

Friday, April 01, 2016

With the popularity of the UFC surging and the fitness industry’s never-ending journey to seek out the “next big thing,” it’s no wonder that “MMA workouts” are popping up everywhere. Check out any fitness or nutrition magazine these days and there’s almost guaranteed to be at least one MMA reference. Who could blame them though? Sage Northcutt and Paige Van Zant have some pretty smokin bods, I don’t care what your orientation is. So before you go buying any sledge hammers or kettle bells, here’s a look at 5 techniques some MMA fighters don’t use to look shredded.

Ronda Rousey – Sit ups

You’d be hard pressed to find a video on the internet of Ronda Rousey doing just sit ups. Now that’s not to say she doesn’t do them, but they aren’t exactly a big part of her ab routine. So how does Ronda Rousey get those tight abs? By getting jacked in the stomach with a medicine ball by her trainer til she’s ready to puke, that’s how. Plus all kinds of wacky exercise ball stuff and things that make my stomach hurt just from watching.

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