Tuesday, 13 March 2012

X factor for the octagon

Unless you've been living under a rock, or up in a cave for the past 7 years, you know what MMA is. Are more specifically UFC. MMA stands for Mixed Martial Arts, and it was started in hopes of finding out what was the supreme Martial art. It includes everything from Boxing, muay thai, kickboxing, jiu jitsu, wrestling, sambo, judo and karate among others.

In the early days, it was very much discipline versus discipline where a boxer would square off against a jiu jitsu pratcitioner or a karate guy would test his skils against a local bare knuckle champ.

Fast forward 12 years, and now you've got guys who are all very well rounded and practise all the disciplines on a weekly basis. They need to be comfortable wherever the fight goes, on the ground, or on the feet.

If a guy needs to be better at his submissions..... he trains jiu jitsu
If a guy needs to be better at his boxing/muay thai.... he trains his stand up
If a guy needs to be better at wrestling...... he wrestles

Get the point!!

If a guy need to be stronger, more explosive and better conditioned
He needs to train Strength & Conditioning!!
This man gets trained by 2 of the best S&C coaches in the UK.  
Half of the reason why he was so strong against Chael Sonnen

Too many fighters these days see the UFC countdown show, see a few exercises with ropes and kettlebells and instantly start doing them and think its going to get them better.

A fighter who is preparing to go to battle needs a carefully designed program starting around 8-12 weeks away from the date of the fight. First of all they need to be stronger, no question about it. When you have two guys who are pretty even regarding striking, submissions and wrestling, its the strongest guy who will win, PERIOD!
After about a 4 week program of strength, you then lead into developing explosiveness which you should have a level of at this stage anyways, and maintaining your conditioning, all the while dropping those extra pounds to reach your fight weight.

Everything NEEDS to be perfectly designed to help the fighter peak at the right time

If you are a fighter, who needs help improving his strength and explosiveness then get in contact and become a beast in the ring/octagon.

Shiels Gym


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