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    Conditioning- Good full body workouts?

    If you know of any good full body workouts, post them here. I go to an mma class three days a week and would like to be more explosive on shots and such. Suggestions of conditioning that would be beneficial for mma would be nice.
    Thanks guys.
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    Comprehensive strength training involving weights would be your best bet.

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    Push-up. Not the ones you've been doing since you were a kid. Try doing lop-sided Push-ups .With one hand on a book and the other pressed on the ground .Then try the reverse hand of course. You will feel your entire arm strain under the workout.

    For an all body work-out try adding weights to your training also. Iíve been doing that and I've noticed a quick progressive increase in strength.Doing skip-rope now and then with my training as well as sprinting up a stair case has helped my stamina.

    Conditioning? Do you mean your shins .Take a rolled-up newspaper and gently tap the length of your shin. After a few months of this you should have calluses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TKDchick05
    If you know of any good full body workouts, post them here. I go to an mma class three days a week and would like to be more explosive on shots and such. Suggestions of conditioning that would be beneficial for mma would be nice.
    Thanks guys.
    If you want explosive strength, then you will have to train accordingly. Plyometrics and explosive weight training is the way to go.

    Here is a good website and a good list of explosive exercises
    http://www.exrx.net/Lists/PowerExercises.html

    Pretty much everything you need right there. If you really want to condition yourself to be a powerful beast, then the olympic lifts are your best tool. When I say power, I mean force/time and not strength. Picking the right exercise is the key to training for effectiveness. The clean, clean and jerk, and snatch are all nice exercises since they work pretty much your entire body. Best part is that all the gym rats have no idea what you're doing while they're doing benchpresses all day.

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    Yup. Plyometrics and for weight lifting, cleans. Totally agree.

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    What's the deal with plyometrics? I've been doing that stupid broomstick twist and have seen little result, if any. I even got bored and started using a weighted bar. bah. I'd like to do the medicine ball stuff shown on that site, but I'd need a friend to do that. :(

    I really need to stop being such a lazy bag of ass and do some damn push-ups.
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    Run suicides.

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    I know the suicide drill from my TKD days. You need to run on a long surface and make marks every 7 feet or something. Run to the first mark, then run back, then the second mark, and back, and so on.

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    Can't run, blew my knee out recently.

    What is the point of doing that anyway? I remember doing that in Gym when I was a kid.

    I didn't understand it then either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albert
    I know the suicide drill from my TKD days. You need to run on a long surface and make marks every 7 feet or something. Run to the first mark, then run back, then the second mark, and back, and so on.
    Don't forget to squat down and touch each mark with your hand.

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