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The Samurai Workout For MMA Fitness And Lean Muscle

The Samurai Workout For MMA Fitness And Lean Muscle

The Samurai Workout honors the tremendous warriors throughout history who displayed skill and a deep knowledge of combat and weaponry. Additionally a samurai warrior was known to devote his life to learning a skill that made his very existence a possibility. His skill consisted of all the physical and mental skills of body control and today this is the goal of the samurai workout I’ve included here for you. Include this into your training regimen to start mastering your physical development. 

The Samurai Workout For MMA Fitness

Warm Up:

Rolling “V” Stretch: 5

A Skips: 15 R&L Legs

B Skips: 15 R&L Legs

Kettlebell Loaded Saddle Groin Stretch: 1 Minute

Shoulder Warm Up: Palms To Face; Palms To Head–15 R&L Arms

The Samurai Workout For MMA Fitness Conditioning 

Leg Power, Agility, Footwork, And Conditioning:

Note: For greater intensity the following drills can be performed with a 20 lb. weighted vest. 

Jump Rope Alternating Skips: 2×3 Minute Rounds  

The Agility Ladder Note: A single repetition is counted once you perform a run from one end of the ladder and back. 

Agility Ladder Linear High Knees: 5 Note: perform the high knees by making sure to generate proper elbow and knee drive to get your feet into every square of the agility ladder.  

Agility Ladder Lateral High Knees: 5

The Samurai Workout For MMA Fitness Strength And Power Development: 

Kettlebell Swings: 4×25

Superset Push Ups: 4×15 

Kettlebell Snatch: 3×5 (Right & Left)

Superset Single Leg Deadlift/Toe Touch: 3×5 (Right & Left) 

Rotational Medicine Ball Slams: 3×7 (Right & Left) 


The Samurai Workout For MMA Fitness Takeaway

Give the Samurai Workout for MMA fitness a shot and please post up your experience with it here in the comment box below. Your feedback is valuable to everyone. Also I recognize that if you aren’t familiar with some of the terminology and exercise technique please make sure to continue reading below and to also consider signing up for Free Newsletter where you’ll also gain instant access to my Free 5 week Innovative Conditioning Guide!

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I'm a Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and author. I have had over 17 years experience in MMA fitness, strength and conditoning, and athletic performance for most every sport. As an author and specialist I've written close to a million words on fitness and strength. I'm also a Muay Thai practictioner and enjoy helping others to reach their peak potential through fitness and performance.

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