As an athlete we need to learn how to run on little or no oxygen especially when we are training or in a competition. When our muscles work they need oxygen to rejuvenate. For MMA training anaerobic training is a must when training. Most of the movements in an MMA fight require anaerobic muscle movements like a sprawl, take-downs, or throwing punches and kicks.
The only way to progress your anaerobic conditioning is regular training aimed at improving it. Regular MMA practice three times a week is usually sufficient for anyone in the first year or two of training, but after that it is usually necessary to dedicate more time and energy if you want to be more competitive.
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