The Secret to Martial Arts

Strength and conditioning training is a very important supplement for taking your martial arts game to the next level. This is not to say that technique sessions should be sacrificed for strength and conditioning training. Developing technique and actually practicing the martial art is the first and most important piece of the puzzle. This takes absolute precedence over strength and conditioning. You can be the strongest man in the world, but that is completely useless against superior technique. Remember: TECHNIQUE BEATS STRENGTH EVERY TIME. That being said, for those who have the time and are looking to take their martial arts training to the next level, mixing in some strength and conditioning training can be very beneficial. The focus of strength and conditioning training for MMA should be on high intensity functional training. If you aren't sure what this means, check out Evolve MMA's FightShape class. DO NOT waste your time at a traditional gym lifting heavy weights like a bodybuilder. Instead, focus on developing core strength, which plays a critical role in martial arts, or any sport for that matter. As a starting point for building your core strength, try out this intense 10 minute abdominal workout by boxing champion Manny Pacquiao. See how long you can keep up with the Champ, and then start working towards developing the strength and conditioning to complete the full 10 minute workout. Developing this kind of core strength will have tremendous benefits for your martial arts game.

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