Mixed martial arts is the fastest growing sport in the world, and with that there are many from other disciplines taking a shot at it. Some new students to the sport tend to neglect some of the fundamentals that make a fighter last in a fight. Here are 3 of the most common things starting out that you should make sure your focus is on.
Cardio training is one of the most neglected part of those starting out MMA training. You will be surprised at how hard it actually is to train with so many areas you need to be conditioned in.
Before even entering the club, if you haven’t already, you should start running on a regular basis. Start with 4 days a week, then increase your length, speed, and possibly incline.
With harder training than you’re used to, you’re going to need more rest. Your body will ultimately need more healing time than normal. If you can picture it as a battery that needs to be charged, well the more you drain it, the more recharging it requires.
You may think you can get away with drinking more coffee or energy drink for that boost. Well this may work for a while but the more you depend on it, the more you will crash and see how hard it is to train without it.
You should plan to start eating better than you are right now. Plan to have a good intake of protein, carbohydrates, and essential fats that make up a healthy balanced diet.
Eat food to make your muscle heal, and support your short and long term energy needs. Fruit and vegetables are very important.
Above are some very simple but often neglected tips that will help you start MMA training with a bang. A good MMA training program will help with providing you with all the aspects of training you should focus on in the simplest way.
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