I love to do kettle bell swing for my conditioning. My body get well trained by it and I feel great after training. I think range of hip motion is the most important thing for MMA fighter. Kettle bell swing trains hamstrings too. I mean pretty much every part of my body. I am focusing on explosiveness when I make snap on hip.
These will leave you a bit sore, but they are definitely one of my favorite drills. I always suggest starting with a kneeling variation then you can progress onto some standing variations. Similar to how I mentioned in the other drills, we want to keep the distance from our ribcage to our pelvis short.
Here are some cues on the ab rollout:Read More
This core exercise has been around awhile and was popularized by the great Pavel Tsatsouline. Here are some great cues on the full contact twist:Read More
The reverse crunch is an incredible anterior core strengthening exercise. It’s the precursor to the dragon flag and it is devastatingly effective.Read More
Let me preface this by pointing out that this isn’t a silly 30-minute plank challenge, I personally find no use in that, but that’s another discussion for another day. I will also add that those long duration, zero tension planks will have very little carry-over in helping you stabilize your torso/spine in a heavy squat or deadlift.Read More
If you know anything about contact sports, you probably agree that having a
strong mid-section is not a terrible thing. Core strength is a must in MMA and coaches and athletes all agree that your core cannot be too strong.