Top 5 MMA Workouts For Beginners
Getting into MMA is a great way to get into shape, as you’re constantly working your entire body. Today, we’ll take a look at 5 fun and easy MMA workouts that you can do if you are just starting up!
5. Heavy Bag
The heavy bag is not only a great cardio-based workout, but also is a great way to relieve stress. You can use gloves or no gloves, and the more you mix up combinations, the more energy you’ll burn. Also, don’t confine yourself to just boxing, mix in some kicks with it as well to intensify your sessions.
Going down to either a wrestling club or local MMA gym is a great place to work on your grappling. If you’re green to this as well, you’ll be surprised as just how much energy you’ll use when grapping or wrestling.
3. Cardio Circuits
Typically, MMA cardio training will consist of high intensity and high-volume movements. Some examples are jump rope, sled pushes, sprint variations, and more. Mix up cardio routines with strength to maximize your progress. Also, drills such as speed ladders are a great way to combine cardio with other areas such as footwork.
2. Strength Circuits
Just as we just mentioned strength training is just as important as your cardio, as the two go hand-in-hand. Some great examples of strength workouts that are great for beginners are deadlifts, back squats, power cleans, kettlebell swings, and more. Make sure to mix up high and low reps as well with strength training.
One of the most important full-body workouts is using the best fitness tool out there…yourself. Body weight exercises will not only increase overall body strength and control, but also improve flexibility. Some examples of great body weight exercises for beginners are pull-ups, push-ups, air squats, planks, and more.
Overall, using all of these exercises together and combining your routine efficiently will increase your overall fitness tremendously.