View Full Version : Add fighting to workout
Sep 25, 2010, 01:27 PM
So I'm wondering if anyone can help add to my routine with some exercises that help punching faster/harder and overall better knowledge of how to use the body?
Sep 25, 2010, 09:24 PM
The best way to get better at punching is to punch. Buy a heavy bag and/or a speed bag. Punch
Oct 01, 2010, 08:00 AM
Phrak is absolutely right.
But if you're looking for something like MMA specific S&C you should pick up "Strength and Conditioning for the Modern Gladiator" by J.C. Santana. I learned a lot from it.
Oct 23, 2010, 11:47 AM
Even if you don't have a punching bag, throwing light combinations in the air (aka shadow boxing) will leave you breathless in a minute if you go at high intensity. Also, adding a full body exercise like a burpee will condition you for the unpredictable nature of combat.
20s shadowboxing (high intensity)
Discovering how quickly this will exhaust you can be humbling, but you will improve rapidly with practice. This same exercise will also work with a punching bag
EDIT: Really you could just add punching exercises to any endurance/cardio circuit you already do.
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