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The Best MMA Workout
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It's hard to think of a single "best" MMA workout or routine. However like a MMA fighter the workout has to be varied, covering all aspects of the body just like how the MMA fighter has to fight with all aspects of martial arts. On the ground, in the clinch, and on the feet. So today I will go over some of the requirements a routine must have in order to be considered the "best" MMA workout.

Just like a real Mixed Martial Arts fighter, the routine must cover all aspects of the body. The legs, the core, and the upper body. This is because the MMA fights are much more dynamic compared to that of other combat sports such as boxing. Boxers don't have to worry about getting kicked in the legs or getting kicked in general. They just worry about the punches and upper body and core. That is why when you see boxers cross over into sports such as MMA or K1 you immediately see the kick boxer attack the legs of the boxer, because there legs aren’t toned to those type of situations and will crack.

So the 'best" workout routine must be varied and cover all parts of the body because MMA fighters deal with all situations of fighting and there body parts must be toned to receiving and dealing leg kicks or body kicks, using your legs and arms to create that triangle choke on your opponent. So the "best" MMA workout must include exercises that cover the whole body.

Another factor that goes into creating the "best" MMA workout is balance. You cannot work yourself too hard or be pushed too hard thinking it will better train you for the fight. There is a thing called "over training" where in training you were worked to exhaustion everyday and when the fight finally comes you are so tired and un healthy that you lose the fight. This doesn’t just apply to fight sports, it applies also to every sport in the world. If you or the coach's push you or there team too hard they will not have the energy to actually perform. So you must take this into consideration when making the 'best" MMA workout. Give yourself breaks, have a rest day where you just relax, eat healthy. I’m not saying to not train hard, if you don’t train hard you wont be prepared for the big day. I’m just saying balance your workouts, have hard days and easy days, not just all go hard or go home days. So that is another factor of having the "best" MMA workout.

The last key I see to having the best MMA workout is also working out at home. Working out at home allows you to really just be alone and not have coach's telling you what to do. You do what you think is right and it is important to have a little bit of independency from your coach's. There are plenty of exercises you can do at home or outside the gym. You can go for a light jog, do push ups, you can even watch workout DVD's with cool down exercises. Websites like homemmaworkouts provide these workout DVD’s so people can workout at there own pace at home. Working out at home provides you with some control over your exercises. If you feel like your coach's didn't prepare your legs well enough, do some squats or dead lifts at home. Home provides that final piece of having the best MMA workout routine.

To conclude it is hard to have a single "best" MMA workout routine. Nothing works perfectly and there will be some holes you spot in yours. However to me when creating or looking at a routine you want to buy, consider these three things. One is the workout must be varied, covering all aspects of the body because the MMA fighter fights with his whole body, not just his hands. Two the workout must be balanced, not over training you and giving you hard days and easy days. And third is to take your own initiative to workout at home and fill in the holes you think your coach's might have missed. Look for these three things and i believe you will have one of the best MMA workouts out there.


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