Training for combat sports like MMA, BJJ, judo, wrestling, kickboxing, and boxing requires a great breadth of attributes. Unlike a powerlifter or a marathon runner, focusing on strength or endurance alone won’t cut it. You need to develop it all.

 

During each phase of this year long MMA/BJJ conditioning program, we will cover each facet of the major attributes needed by combat athletes, including strength, flexibility, and endurance. The third cycle will focus on increasing strength and power. The final phase will be a month-long weight cutting program to help prepare for a fight or match.

 

Once the program is done, you will have achieved your foundational physical needs, which you can maintain while focusing on your skill from that point onward. You will also be able to prep for competition successfully, including getting down to the weight you need to be at.

 

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Week 8, Day 2

 

Dynamic warm up

 

Row –  5 x 7 with 7 rep max

 

Back bridges, two leg x 20

 

Back bridges, one leg x 15 each leg

 

Front kick/teep for height x 20 each leg

 

Side kick for height x 20 each side

 

Back kick/mule kick for height x 20 each side

 

Thai kick/roundhouse kick for height x 20 each side

 

Foam roll - lower body x 10 to 20 minutes

 

Roadwork, treadmill or elliptical 30-45 minutes at 150 bpm

 

Stretch

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