Include a dynamic warm-up into your routine to ensure you are properly preparing your body for battle.
Generally speaking, the purpose of the warm up is to “prepare” the body for what’s to come“ to have it ready to roll for the rest of the workout. While the entire body is covered in this phase, I really like to target three primary areas - the shoulders & thoracic spine, the hips & glutes, and the foot & ankle complex. If we can get these areas of the body active, mobile, and strong, we’re on our way to an efficient and productive training session.
Power is king. Improve your power and dominate your competition with these simple and effective movements.
A powerful body is crucial in MMA. To throw a punch, defend a takedown, shoot a single, land a head kick; these all require power to be effective. Try to take your opponent down slowly, and without any power behind it, and you’ll be face first on the canvas. This course will show you effective medicine ball exercises to help you becoming more powerful.
To achieve optimal results, you must integrate flexibility movements into your program.
An overlooked element of fitness, flexibility plays an integral part of our complete training system. Flexibility is a joint’s ability to move through a full range of motion. Clearly this is important for all activities, from grocery shopping, to golfing, to mixed martial arts. Flexibility training also aids in injury prevention and allows for proper movement execution, both of which are significant characteristics when it comes to training MMA athletes. This course contains flexibility movements I do with all my combat athletes.
Incorporate mobility work into your routine to ensure you are getting the most out of your training.
It’s very important to develop the stabilizing muscles around your joints. Remember, you’re only as strong as your weakest link. This section will act as "pre-hab" or injury prevention and we will discuss exercises that are great for developing mobility and stability in vulnerable parts of the body.
You can’t shoot a cannon out of a canoe. Here’s how to use pushing and pulling exercises to construct a strong foundation for optimal performance.
One of my goals as a strength coach is to have my athletes as strong as possible for their weight class. One of my big secrets to achieve this goal...good old fashioned strength training. There is really no secret exercise or method here. There is a reason the basic, non-flashy, base movements have been around for so long, and it is because they work! This clip will cover my top pushing and pulling movements I use with my professional athletes.
You can’t shoot a cannon out of a canoe. Here’s how to use lower body and core exercises to construct a strong foundation for optimal performance.
One of my goals as a strength coach is to have my athletes as strong as possible for their weight class. One of my big secrets to achieve this goal...good old fashioned strength training. There is really no secret exercise or method here. There is a reason the basic, non-flashy, base movements have been around for so long, and it is because they work! This clip will cover my top lower body and torso-specific exercises I use with my professional athletes.
Receive all 6 courses and become the ultimate combat athlete
The purpose of this curriculum is, first and foremost; education. I want to give you a “look inside” and see how we lay a program out for our combat athletes. We typically break our training sessions up into sections or “phases” and we will go into description of each of these phases. The phases are as follows: 1. MOBILITY/MOVEMENT PREP 2. DYNAMIC WARM-UP/FOOTWORK 3. POWER AND PLYO PHASE 4. RESISTANCE TRAINING PHASE (Part 1) 5. RESISTANCE TRAINING PHASE (Part 2) 6. FLEXIBLITY/RECOVERY