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3 Top Reasons Why Your MMA Workouts Should Include Kettlebells!

3 Top Reasons Why Your MMA Workouts Should Include Kettlebells!

Kettlebell Grove by jameskitcher91

If you haven’t already started to include kettlebells into your MMA strength training program then you are doing yourself a disservice. Having been a strength and conditioning specialist in the Atlanta, Georgia (Buford) area now for over 10 years I can tell you up front that kettlebells will supercharge your MMA fitness and take your performance in the ring to the next level! This is why I have included 3 top reasons why you should include these iron balls into the scope of your strength training program.

3 Reasons Why Your MMA Workouts Should Involve Kettlebells…

1. Herculean Strength And Power: In order to be a champion athlete in any sport you’ve got to develop the type of strength that will give your body the performance equivalent to that of a race car instead of a Prius. Kettlebells provide you with this opportunity because of the dynamic style of training that goes along with lifting and moving this iron ball effectively. You see the bell’s center of gravity and balance is made at its sphere instead of being centered at the handle like a dumbbell.  Because of this unique design the kettlebell is made for the act of swinging and snatching which requires you to utilize the big muscles of your core center to pull these types of lifts off.  When training in this fashion you are better able to develop a significant level of functional strength which is specific to making you a better athlete, or in this case a better fighter. Kettlebells will provide you with strength that will give your punches, kicks, and grappling skills a tremendous upgrade.

2. Cheetah Like Mobility: This is another variable that is tremendously valuable for your MMA fighting skills. Kettlebells will increase your mobility. Let’s face it, if you can’t move effectively then you can’t win most fights or most sporting events period.  Kicking butt and taking names requires you to be able to move your body like a cat. If you are slow and stiff you’ll get your rear end handed to you on a silver platter! This is another reason why the dynamic style of kettlebell training is so valuable. In order to perform the necessary lifts you must train your body to move up against the resistance of the bell. An increased range of motion and strength combined equals victory. Say good bye to the machines if you are serious about competing my friend.

3. Superior Race Horse Conditioning: Once again, this movement based style of lifting kettlebells is quick to elevate your heart rate and respiration.  The mere act of handling a kettlebell by practicing some of the most basic movements will quickly fatigue you.  You see by exerting yourself to effectively execute whole body movements such as swings, snatches, and turkish get ups you are training hundreds of muscles at one time. Because of this your perceived level of exertion is quick to elevate in order to support the working muscles involved in these very demanding types of lifts. The response of your body is to adapt by giving you the cardio like that of a race horse! This is the reason that you can achieve a super high level of cardiovascular conditioning which is sure to fuel your MMA performance!  Having the conditioning to compete in the sport of MMA is a must.

All in all, if you are serious about getting results then you’ve got to include this ancient device into the scope of your MMA training program. I will even help you out by offering you to join my emailing list for FREE to receive tons more information and killer training tactics to significantly improve your fighting performance.  All you have to do is click here and you will get more of my FREE training tips, FREE newsletter, and FREE guide the 10 Step Method To Strength: Mastering The One Arm One Legged Push Up! Remember that most any fighter can train hard, but only the champions train smart.



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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