Weight Vest Training for Mixed Martial Arts

Incorporating a Weight Vest into Your MMA Training Program

Mixed Martial Arts Training with a Weighted Vest

Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, is one of the fastest growing sports. It is quite simply, a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground. Disciplines include boxing, wrestling, jiujitsu, kickboxing, taekwondo, karate, judo and others. And while it's a sport that's on the rise, it's a sport with a rich history that can be traced back to the ancient Olympic Games. With so many disciplines available to a mixed martial artist training regiments will vary depending on the chosen techniques. Resistance Wear can help your training regardless of discipline.

When you compete you'll be doing a lot of lifts and throws. This equates to power. Adding a Resistance Wear weight vest to your workout will help you to build lean muscle fast. This is extreme training for an extreme sport. Have you ever watched an MMA fight and see just how gassed the participants get in under 5 minutes? You need to be able to bring your best from the opening bell through the end of the fight. This equates to endurance. Otherwise you'll be looking up at the lights or tapping out to a deadly submission hold.

Weighted Training Vest for MMA

While you won't be doing a lot of running in the octagon, you'll certainly be pushing your body to the limit. Your aerobic training will be critical to allow you to perform at your best when you're tired. Whether you're grappling on the ground or standing toe to toe and striking your opponent, a mixed martial arts training program that utilizes a Resistance Wear weight vest can give you the edge you need to be that ultimate fighter.

Core training (those that incorporate one or more large muscle groups)  will form a large portion of your mixed martial arts training program. Squats, dead lifts, shoulder and bench presses should all be integrated into your training program. If you're looking to develop your power, you'll be adding in jerks, snatches and power cleans. Developing a balanced resistance training program will allow you to perform at optimum levels.

Additional benefits for mixed martial arts training in Resistance Wear weight vest include:

  • A complete workout. The physics of all exercises change when you add weight. Your warm up activities, jogging and jumping rope, will give you killer core workout.
  • Progressive results. You'll be taking it to extreme every time out. Challenge yourself every time!
  • A safe, but effective training approach. The Resistance Wear vest allows you to continue to perform your functional body movement. No injuries during training!
  • Increased overall strength. You can't get stronger without being tired. Muscle fatigue is your friend.

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