EDITOR'S NOTE: Mike Marcinek is the strength and conditioning coach at Scranton MMA and is the owner of NEPA Fit Club/Driven Athletics. In addition to his bachelor's degree in nutrition and dietetics and his master's degree in kinesiology, Mike holds numerous certifications including nutrition, movement analysis, kettlebells, and weightlifting.

 

This twelve-week cycle of MMA/BJJ workouts will be delivered weekly in three four-week phases:

 

  1. Work capacity and strength
  2. Conditioning
  3. Combination of phases one and two

 

Phase three takes the strength and conditioning you built in phases one and two to the next level.

 

Phase 3 will work on an A-B-A format.

 

Week 1: A-B-A

Week 2: B-A-B

Week 3: A-B-A

Week 4: B-A-B

 

Each workout is preceded by a movement prep session which remains the same throughout the twelve-week cycle.

 

If you have questions or comments, please post them in our forum for Mike to answer.

 

mike marcinek MMA and BJJ fitness workouts mobility

 

Week , Day 1

A1. Deadlift 6X1 @ 80%, rest as needed

A1. Suspended plank 6 X 20 seconds each

B1. 1-arm kettlebell clean and press 3X 1, 2, and 3 reps with 5RM, rest 90-120s

B2. Chin up 3X 1, 2, and 3 reps with 5RM

C1. Double kettlebell front squat 5 sets with 10RM, 30s on/30s off

D1. Double kettlebell swing 10 sets @10-12RM, 15s on/15s off each set

 

Week , Day 2

A1. Barbell Zercher squat 5X5 @10RM, rest as needed

A2. Suspended mountain climber 5X6, done slowly

B1. Double clean and push press 2, 3, 5, 10 reps @15RM, rest 90-120s

B2. Chin up 2, 3, 5, 10 reps @ bodyweight

D1. Double kettlebell swing 12 sets @10-12RM, 15s on/15s off each set

 

Week , Day 3

A1. Deadlift 8X1 @ 80%, rest as needed

A1. Suspended plank 8 X 20 seconds each

B1. 1-arm kettlebell clean and press 4X 1, 2, and 3 reps with 5RM, rest 90-120s

B2. Chin up 4X 1, 2, and 3 reps with 5RM

C1. Double kettlebell front squat 5 sets with 10RM, 30s on/20s off

D1. Double kettlebell swing 15 sets @10-12RM, 15s on/15s off

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