flexnfunk-banner   I love incorporating unconventional exercises in my circuit. These are the exercises that use equipment you will not find in your regular commercial gym, such as the Tires, Sledgehammers, Logs, Battling Ropes, Landmine, Prowlers and Power Sleds to name a few. They really help to expose the weaknesses in your body, so you can work in improving those attributes. FUNK PROWLER EXERCISEYou can also train to improve your overall power. Stepping away from the dumbbells and barbells and training with equipment like the Power Sled, will help to improve your power very quickly. The movements used in the exercise force you to incorporate most of the muscles in your body; both slow and fast twitch fibers. Training all at once will help to stimulate muscle growth, strength endurance and explosive power. As a Combat Athlete you may not be blessed to have access to all this equipment but if you do, incorporate one or all into your overall training sessions. Here is a KILLER POWER CIRCUIT that I did this week at SST Canada Oakville with Coach Delroy. We chose exercises that translate into MMA and combat sport. Working on Power, Strength, Muscular Endurance, Cardio, Core stability, Hip and Truck Rotation, Balance and Explosion. It was one of the most challenging workout sessions for me to date. I really had to tap into my mental toughness to get through. I advise you to add a couple of these exercises into your overall training this week. Check out the new Elite Strength and Conditioning for MMA and Combat Athletes program for tons of Exercises, Drills, Workout and Instructional Videos for download) – CLICK HERE – MMA POWER CIRCUIT – Strength and Conditioning Circuit – Focus is Power, Stability, Cardio, Muscular Endurance, Mental Toughness This workout would fit into the Strength and Conditioning category of your training that you should be training at least 3X per week. These workouts are performed at high intensity using your bodyweight and resistance. You will train your explosive power, muscular and strength endurance along with cardio and overall conditioning. Perform each exercise one after the other for 45 seconds of work followed by 15 seconds rest. Rest for two minutes and repeat for 3 full rounds. Warm Up before and Stretch after your training session MMA Power Circuit – Strength and Conditioning Circuit 1. One Arm Sledgehammer Swings – Shoulder Endurance, Grip And Core Strength. Hip Rotation And Mobility 2. Lambo Obstacle with Jump Squats – Leg Strength, Explosive Power, Core Stability, Balance, Grip Strength, Agility 3. Log Clean and Press – Hip Explosions, Power And Shoulder Endurance 4. Sled Power Drag with Zercher Bag Holds – Explosive Lower Body Power, Core Stability, Balance, Upper Body Muscular Endurance, Center of Gravity 5. Battle Ropes with Band Resistance – Grip Strength, Upper and Lower Body Muscular Endurance, Core Strength, Arms and Shoulders 6. Rotational Sledgehammer Swings – Hip Rotations, Explosive Power, Shoulders and Upper Body Endurance 7. Churpees (Sprawl Chin Ups) – Cardio, Explosive Plyometrics, Back and Upper Body Strength 8. Prowler Chucks – Upper Body Endurance (Chest And Arms), Power, Explosiveness 9. Land Mine Grappler Rotations – Grip Strength, Forearms, Wrist, Hip Rotations, Core Strength, Upper Body Strength 10. Water Log Famers Walk Figure Eights – Truck and Shoulders, Core Stability (Obliques), Balance, Check out the new Elite Strength and Conditioning for MMA and Combat Athletes program for tons of Exercises, Drills, Workout and Instructional Videos for download) – CLICK HERE  elite strength and conditioning for MMA

Battle Ropes Finisher

Battle Ropes (also known as  climbing ropes, fitness ropes and battling ropes ) are an amazing tool that provide an intense workout for improving muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular conditioning, have substantial fat burning properties. Battle Ropes Finisher Circuit As a Finisher perform each exercise for 30 seconds each with no rest in between 1. Battle Rope Alternating Lateral Side Step Waves 2. Battle Rope Up – Down Waves 3. Battle Rope Alternating Waves 4. Battle Rope Slither Waves 5. Battle Rope Jumping Jacks 6. Battle Rope Mini Waves 7. Battle Rope Grapplers Hip Toss 8. Battle Rope Alternating Lateral Side Step Waves When I have access to them, I ensure that they are included as part of my training. Whether you are an MMA or combat fighter training to improve you overall conditioning, grip strength and shoulder endurance, an athlete looking to enhance explosiveness and core strength or someone that wants to use an exercise tool to effectively burn fat and build muscle with low risk of injury, the Battle Ropes are the way to go. Here are some of the benefits to adding Battle Ropes to your training: • Huge Metabolic Impact which relates to burning fat and building lean muscle • Battle ropes are one of the best ways to increase overall work capacity that provides an intense muscle shredding workout • As a Combat or MMA athlete you can build incredible grip, forearm, core, and shoulder strength. • A combat athlete can use the rope to enhance their conditioning level • Battle Ropes work you muscles in ways that few other training tools can by both utilizing your shoulders, hips, and abs and also forcing you to brace your core and stabilize your spine during explosive movement. • Battling Ropes build explosiveness • They’re low impact: Low impact and low risk of injury? THIS IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR CAUSE YOU WANT TO train at the highest level to cerate the biggest work capacity without the risk of injury. • Low to no impact on the joints, which is important for longevity. • Elevates heart rate just as much as running. • Involves the entire body • They’re easy to learn WANT YOU OWN BATTLE ROPES – GET THE STROOPS BEAST ROPES – CLICK HERE