Friday, March 2, 2012

The Sandbag Over Looked in MMA Training Workouts

As more fighters desire to increase their MMA training to give them the best advantage they can get over their opponents, an advanced MMA training workout program becomes necessary. In the sport of mixed martial arts there are vital skills required to be developed to have any decent chance of besting an opponent, according to Master Sifu John "JP" Prisco, who has been teaching Krukan Kung Fu for 30 years. Skills such as striking, footwork and submission techniques that are often used by the now popularized Brazilian Jiu-jitsu also known as BJJ, "are essential to have," said Sifu Prisco.

While skills such as these are all necessary to have, in many cases strength and stamina can win fights over just efficient skill sets. One advanced MMA training workout that is often over looked by those fighters who focus mostly on weight training, is leg and back strength training using a sang bag or dead weights.

Regular leg and back strength training utilizing a heavy sandbag or dead weights is one of the best all around advanced MMA training workout programs a fighter can do to develop their full fighting potential to best their opponent. Below is a sample training routine using a large sandbag that you can experiment with to assimilate the skill into your regular MMA training workout program.

1) Do ten squats with the sandbag over your right shoulder and another ten with the sandbag over the left shoulder.

2) With the sandbag in the upright position, squat in front of it and bear hug it, then walk around nonstop for a minute, then squat down (while still holding the bag) for 10 seconds and then walk again for another minute. Do this for 15 minutes while never letting go of the sandbag.

While this MMA training exercise sounds easy enough, it isn't. To successfully strengthen your back and legs, giving you increased stamina and strength, you need to constantly bear the weight of the sandbag. According to Master Sifu Prisco, the best MMA training program should focus mostly on developing core muscles while doing exercises that use large enough objects like a sandbag, to simulate the weight and size of an opponent.

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