Fighters and mixed martial artists can benefit from intense kettlebell training. Each kettlebell exercise in the list below can be used in a kettlebell workout to imporve as a fighter or in the martial arts.
MMA is an extremely physical sport, making strength and conditioning very important to building a strong, resilient, injury free athletes that can perform at high levels under high levels of fatigue.
Kettlebells can be a great tool to use in order to create the adaptions required for MMA fighters. Having a well rounded full body resistance training will be very beneficial to MMA players. I have inluded the key movement patterns and exercises for both the core musculature.
Yes. They are a common tool in the strength and conditioning programmes for MMA fighters.
Yes, but it isn’t some sort of magic exercise, it could just be part of a well structured strength and conditioning protocol.
They use a variety of exercises for a variety of outcome, try and think about which movement patterns they use like the squat, hinge, horizontal press etc rather than the specific exercises as there are countless numbers of exercises but only a limited few movement categories.
Yes. Kettlebell training can be excellent way to both improve conditioning and strength while also being used for shoulder stability and core work.
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