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Weight training for martial arts

Postby Rochellita » Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:05 pm

Just curious what sort of weights programmes you VF people doing martial arts follow? I did a training session yesterday with someone who coached (including weight lifting) for a Tae Kwon Do olympic athlete and he was giving me lifts to help with grappling and BJJ but it was really more of a taster and I was thinking that maybe I should work on a weights programme that is supplementary.
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Re: Weight training for martial arts

Postby clear_mind » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:55 pm

Hey!
I found this circuit for grappling/bjj, just started week ago with it. But I can feel it very well in my muscles hehe.

Check it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mALKhxdSenI
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Re: Weight training for martial arts

Postby Rochellita » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:58 pm

Thank you! Will have a go at that. The split squat looks brutal.
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Re: Weight training for martial arts

Postby No other way » Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:11 pm

i find that kettlebell training really helps out with grappling because of the grip strength gains that I get.
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Re: Weight training for martial arts

Postby thestoatyone » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:22 pm

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Re: Weight training for martial arts

Postby Rochellita » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:26 am

Thanks stoaty. The elitefts link is an interesting read...and complicated! I'm not anywhere near that sort of level though but I suppose I should aim to train appropriately from the start.

The other links didn't work for me.
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Re: Weight training for martial arts

Postby ninearms » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:51 am

Chad Waterbury has written about this (he specialises in training MMA fighters now). For him the deadlift is the most important lift for a fighter. He uses kettlebells quite a lot too.

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_art ... n_strength

http://www.precisionnutrition.com/mma-t ... -waterbury
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Re: Weight training for martial arts

Postby Rochellita » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:14 am

hey, some great links thanks. Deadlifts, kettlebells- I might actually even enjoy it.
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Re: Weight training for martial arts

Postby powerlifer » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:50 pm

I mostly focus on the main compounds i.e deadlift, squat, bench, overhead lift etc etc and increasing strength. Although ill do other work to focus more on strength variables such as speed strength.

Rossboxing.com is a great site for fighter orientated workouts.
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