Training for a Mixed Martial Arts Match
Since its mixed martial arts, it includes several skill sets. A fighter can be the jack of all trades but still, a master of only one or two skills. One participant can be more adept in judo kicks while the other may be a master in karate jabs. On the other hand, wrestlers bring out another kind of environment in the arena. A mixed martial artist who achieved success in defeating his opponents is the one who is well-trained in all areas of the competition. Through learning the different skills and being familiar with it, one can easily counter or attack with ease whatever the technique may be.
Training is one of the most important tools one can carry when entering the ring. The fighter must posses discipline and a positive outlook than can give him the extra strength he needs when the competition is already at its exhausting part. Below are some tips on how to effectively perform a particular technique without getting hurt.
Tip 1 – Identify strengths and weaknesses
As a professional fighter, you must know the areas where you are lacking and needs more improvement. Spend some time to think about your strengths and further improve it whereas regarding your weaknesses, figure it out and try to work on it. Before knowing the different varieties of skills you must first be able to identify certain weak points. If you have problems with your endurance, gradually condition your heart and body to provide you with better endurance. If you are not aware of your weaknesses, ask someone who has seen you fight or train; a trainer perhaps.
Tip 2 – Focus on strength exercises
This will make your muscles and body endure a majority of the attacks usually aimed at vulnerable parts like the abdomen. Exerting on strength exercises doesn’t necessarily mean you have to build a bulk. Gaining too much muscle will put you into a higher match category or level which may lead to a more difficult bout. It will get worse if you are not conditioned properly due to lesser chances of gaining dominance over your opponents. In terms of weight lifting, you could go for fast repetitions using lighter weights compared to using heavier ones which will cause you to build up.
Tip 3 – Anaerobic activities do you good
Practicing anaerobic activities will contribute much in establishing your stamina. No matter how skillful a player is if his stamina dries out, he won’t last another level. There are certain matches wherein the judges’ opinions are not appreciated. With cases like this, it is a do or die match. The longer a participant plays in a game, the better chances he will win. Through the usage of machines or performing exercises like running or jogging, it helps increases a person’s endurance.
Tip 4 – ROM exercise is a must
Range-of-motion (ROM) exercises should be included in your daily routine workout to be able to attain more flexibility and let you avoid self-inflicting injuries. If in sessions you have overused your feet in kicking, set some cycling hours for your legs to go on simultaneously.
Tip 5 – Maintain safety
There are certain exercises that test an athlete’s capability to the limits. As much as possible, avoid such exercises for it may do you more harm than good. If you’re hobby is to climb mountains or rush through waves on your surfboard, avoid it most especially if an anticipated mixed martial arts event is coming and you are one of its fighters.