Category | Cardio

How Fighters Can Improve Their Speed

Posted on 26 March 2013 by MMA Zone Staff

Have you ever watched a boxing match in awe of the speed that the punches fly?  In the top tiers of boxing, Muay Thai, and mixed martial arts, it isn’t strength that is the most feared attribute of many fighters, but sheer explosive power and speed.

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Martial Arts Training Without any Gear or Equipment

Posted on 27 February 2013 by Dean Nielsen

Can you become a skilled, strong, effective martial artist without all the weight lifting training, and other “strength building” equipment? Can you defeat an opponent who uses all the latest and greatest MMA equipment on a regular basis? And what if you cannot afford such equipment, or join a gym offering such equipment?

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MMA Workout Routine – Cardio Routine for MMA Fighters

Posted on 28 July 2011 by Tony Hackerott

There are many aspects to becoming a successful Mixed Martial Arts fighter. Elite MMA fighters will train in several fighting disciplines. Many successful MMA fighters started their fighting career in one fighting style and through training have successfully evolved into a more complete fighter through several disciplines. An example would be a former collegiate wrestler will cross-train in boxing and other martial arts to compete at the highest fighting levels. However, it doesn’t matter how good your skills are at wrestling, boxing or any other martial art if you are lacking cardiovascular endurance. Great fighters can become virtually defenseless if they run out of steam during a fight. Without proper oxygen to the lungs, it becomes difficult to simply hold your hands up. Cardio training is an important ingredient in any fighters training regimen.

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MMA Training: How To Find Your Most Optimal Training Intensity

Posted on 25 July 2011 by Tony Hackerott

We had a reader ask a question about trying to get his Cardio and MMA training up to the most optimal level.  We receive this type of questions about twice a week so we thought we would cover it in the blog via a post.  Let us know if you like this level of detail or would like for us to stick to the high level topics of MMA training.

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5 Tips to Supercharge Your MMA Workouts!

Posted on 06 May 2011 by Tony Hackerott

The current explosion of MMA has motivated many people to consider their newly found curiosity and take it one stage further. Increasing numbers of people are signing themselves up to learn the fighting techniques of MMA and the MMA gyms can’t pop up fast enough for the demand that is there.

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MMA Training: Core – Cardio and Heart Training

Posted on 10 March 2009 by Tony Hackerott

MMA fighters can have strong arms,  strong legs, and strong cardiovascular training however if they have weak core muscles they will quickly get this weakness exploited in the ring or octagon and ultimately wind up beaten.  The abdominal region of the body is an essential area that allows the powerful forces that are transmitted through the feet and up the legs of the fighter to then pass on through to the upper body for devastating throws, slams, and punches. The abdominal section is such a massive factor in the speed and power of your kicks, body punches, and ground game that if you don’t have a strong core you are missing out on some huge advantages in these areas.

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How to Prepare for an MMA Fight Series

Posted on 04 November 2008 by Tony Hackerott

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.

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