Originally Posted by Alex
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The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
Plyos help speed. Weights do help speed to an extent, but as far as striking is concerned, I prefer plyometrics by far. For grappling weight training can help greatly in terms of strength and sheer overpowering. And yes, my trainer IS a qualified fitness instructor.
OP: I think the word you were looking for is "speed".
Once you start doing some O-lifts, you'll see that weight training for explosiveness is awesome.
Originally Posted by Ecks
Originally Posted by Kidspatula
Go fucking faster.
End of discussion.
Assuming you weightlift to develop explosive power then yes it can improve your speed. If you're training under a bodybuilding program you won't necessarily get the same results regardless of the fact that you're still lifting weights.
Originally Posted by Orange
Here's an interesting article on MMA specific strength.
Attach fireworks to your forearms.
Be sure to wear protective eyewear.
Hey I asked my doctor when I went to get my PPD testing today, and he agreed that heavy weights at low repetitions helps your joints and tendons more than light weights at many repetitions
Nothing to add except to relax the antagonists so they don't act as a brake when you punch. Working a heavy bag for long rounds is how I personally get at this because you must relax in order to go the distance. I often find my speed/power going up right before the end of a session (then of course, it goes to crap *at* the end).
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