So you want to be like an MMA fighter. You watch all the UFC events, you wear all the UFC clothing and you even go to the gym to train like an MMA pro, or so you think.
But can you truly train like an MMA fighter?
Well let me help you. Below is a sample training day for an MMA fighter. If you want to hang with the best you have to train like the best.
MORNING - 5:00AM
Run (5-7 miles)
Stairs sprinting (10-15 cycles)
Jump rope (intervals for 15-20 min)
Sled Drag (intervals for 15-20 min)
WEIGHT TRAINING CIRCUIT
Full-body circuit training session (high reps with no rest) using weights and machines
Reverse Cable Wood Chop
Asymmetrical Farmers Walk
Swiss Ball crunch and Medicine Ball Toss
Stretching and Flexibility training (20-30 min)
KICKBOXING AND MUAY THAI
Perform and perfect the following: punches, kicks, knee and elbow strikes, clinches, takedowns and takedown defense, - not for the weak! After your body can’t take anymore, get ready to spar.
10 Rounds (2 minutes each) of stand-up fighting. Choose a sparring partner who is similar to your opponent in size and skill.
EVENING – 6:30 PM
Brazilian jujitsu, shoot wrestling and submissions: train to improve all aspects of your grappling. Work on improving positioning, maintaining ground control, submission holds. Power and endurance, are a must for this kind of training. This session could last for two to three hours