Train Like A Winner
You have heard of them, right, left, uppercut, crouching tiger, and other fighting tactics. Every kid probably took karate lessons at some time in their life or wanted to be a boxer like Muhammad Ali or an MMA fighter. Some people use boxing as a good cardio workout or pastime like tennis or golf. But some athletes use boxing workouts as part of their daily regimen. For those who are not professional trainers and just want to use these workouts for leisure, it can be hard to find out what is right and what is wrong. There are many ways to train like an MMA fighter even if you are not one.
Like starting anything new, it is hard to get into the proper routine of a new part of your life. You have to gather all the facts for supreme success and to be sure what you are doing is right. Whether you are male or female, there are many ways to begin training like an MMA fighter. With these high intensity workouts, you can shed pounds, get stronger and in better shape. Professional MMA fighters are the most intense, focused, disciplined and conditioned athletes out there. But, it is not impossible to train like them, look the way they do, and push yourself the way they do. Regardless of whether you are headed to the ring or just want to improve your athleticism, there are great benefits from training like an MMA fighter.
To begin, you have to make yourself become an all around athlete. Flexibility, speed, agility and strength are vital elements of success. They are necessary components of creating a better physique. Incorporating exercise that require movement on different planes such as kicking, grappling, and striking can give you better coordination and speed needed to keep up with your workouts and look like you just got out of the ring.
It is also necessary tot train in intervals. Even though it is common, steady aerobic training is not the best way to shred pounds, improve endurance and gain strength. So the best way to train like an MMA fighter is high intensity interval training. This gives you speed, power and endurance. In addition, it increases the duration and amount of EPOC. It helps your metabolism stay high for longer which in turn grants you more fat burning.
Do short rounds of high intensity anaerobic exercise to train in intervals and follow up with longer aerobic rest periods. Some excercies are weightlifting, sprints and fighting rounds. They can include 1 minute of jump rope, 25 seconds of push-ups, single leg Shoulder Bridge, and knee tuck jumps, plank knees, alternating jump presses and squat jumps.
MMA fighters are flexible beings. Those high kicks and tae kwon do incorporations require hamstrings and a good fighter needs free moving hips for escapes and holds. Stretching lengthens muscle tissue and gives you greater power output, mobility, and recovery. It doesn’t matter what your goals in fitness are, stretching should be made part of your daily routine. Fighters don’t let anything slow them down or affect them negatively. You should not do this either even if it is just your workout. Just because you are burning calories like it’s nobody’s business does not give you clearance to eat Whoppers and sweets to suppress unhealthy cravings. Eat healthy, wholesome foods and stay away from the processed junk on the shelves. This will give you better looks and performances. This includes trashing the soda from your daily diet and replacing it with lots of water. It hydrates you and kicks up your metabolism.
Pete Kontakos enjoys writing about fitness, health, green living and pets.
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