- Suspension Training
Nowadays everyone seems to want a six pack (I won’t include any beer jokes I promise). Something people are proud owners of eight packs and I am sure every other infomercial or home shopping channel product is just another type of abdominator that is designed mould your stomach into a work of art.
Core training has absolutely divided the strength and conditioning industry. Anyone you talk to definitely has a thought on the topic and their own unique spin. But let’s take on the perspective of time and efficiency, since the average MMA fighter can use all the extra time for skills training or recovery.
There is much more to core training than just sit-ups and push-ups. The power and speed of your punches, kicks and throws are all focused on the rotary strength of your of your core. The core region really is the central strength of your body and your MMA workouts should mainly consist of these unique exercises.
The muscles of the body function together as a kinetic chain, and you are only as strong as your weakest link, since your core is involved in basically every movement you do inside the octagon, your weaknesses will completely throw you off your game and have a negative effect on your performance.
I want to you imagine that the core muscles are like the foundation of a building, the building being the rest of your body. If the foundations are deep rooted and sturdy then the sturdier the building will be. However; if the foundations are shallow then the building will not be strong. The same is the case with your core; if your core is strong then by logic you are strong. Having a strong core will enable you to produce more power. The better your core strength the harder you will be able to hit. It is a simple as that!! Now tell me which serious fighter does not want more striking power.