Simple MMA workout to increase your speed and power

Monday, May 30, 2016

Many of us would like to be fighters but, are we willing to train like one? If you can make it through this workout, you might have what it takes! Don’t worry, there is no equipment needed, all it takes is a willing body and a little bit of space to participate.

There are mixed martial artists all throughout the world around us and many of them have their own ways of staying in shape, but, one of the most tried and true methods you will come across are bodyweight/plyometric exercises.

Simple MMA workout to increase your speed and power
Simple MMA workout to increase your speed and power

Plyometrics are less common than traditional lifting within the fitness community, although they’re arguably more beneficial for building functional strength (which is what we as martial artists are all about.) You do not need a big fancy gym with mountains of equipment to get in an effective workout.

Arguably the most improved, well-conditioned and explosive athlete in the UFC is the lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, who focuses solely on plyometric workouts for his strength and conditioning routine.

Do you plan on giving this plyometric workout a chance? What is your opinion on lifting vs plyometric exercises? Let us know in the comments below! And if you still haven’t watched it yet, put on some workout clothes and then check out the video below!

About Plyometric Exercise

Plyometrics, also known as “jump training” or “plyos”, are exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time, with the goal of increasing power (speed-strength). This training focuses on learning to move from a muscle extension to a contraction in a rapid or “explosive” manner, such as in specialized repeated jumping. Plyometrics are primarily used by athletes, especially martial artists, sprinters and high jumpers, to improve performance, and are used in the fitness field to a much lesser degree. [Source: Wikipedia]

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