Lifting for MMA

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by gamebreaker, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. gamebreaker Fortune Favors the Bold

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    I'm a longtime lifter, 11 years seriously with a 18month break after i tore my pec...initially it was for Football, then just for strength and looks, now that ive been back training MMA and Boxing i was wondering if someone had a routine or link to point me to a routine that would allow me to maintain my strength and improve functional grappling strength.

    Im cutting from 225 to about 200 or 195
     
  2. immovablestone Purple Belt

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  3. Barut Banned Banned

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    What is 'functional grappling strength'?
     
  4. thethirddiaz vas a morir

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    This thread was so good it had to be posted twice. Can we say FO/KY in here? Because I feel like that would be appropriate here.
     
  5. Meatpuppy Blue Belt

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    Its strength used for grappling thats functional as well.
     
  6. gamebreaker Fortune Favors the Bold

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    chill out man....after i clicked reply...the page took forever to change so i clicked it again. relax man
     
  7. Barut Banned Banned

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    What does seriously modify in your post?

    Your dedication to the iron or your demeanor whilst curling?
     
  8. Barut Banned Banned

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    Football strength is no good for MMA. Seriously.
     
  9. bacon Silver Belt

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  10. gamebreaker Fortune Favors the Bold

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    i mean lifts that will translate well into functional strenght used for things like takedowns and clinch work.

    what am i missing in addition to a regular workout that includes cleans and deads?
     
  11. Meatpuppy Blue Belt

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    I would think cutting that much weight would make you a little weaker. You're best hope would be to just maintain what you have so look in the FAQ for that.
     
  12. erco Brown Belt

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    sandbag work
     
  13. bacon Silver Belt

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    But seriously, folks. It's all about bleu cheese and hotdogs...
     
  14. bacon Silver Belt

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    Plus one. Srsly.
     
  15. Barut Banned Banned

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    I don't understand. Which one of the guys in the picture is strong? I could easily pick up the blue guy, but I bet the red guy would have a hard time picking me up. In short, if doing what the red guy is doing is strong, then I am strong. If being picked up by the red guy is strong, then I doubt that I am.
     
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  17. bacon Silver Belt

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    I clicked....then I lol'd.

    Pwnt.
     
  18. gamebreaker Fortune Favors the Bold

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    thats was 7years ago....seriously if i knew this forum was just gonna be full of assholes and no help i wouldnt have bothered asking
     
  19. bacon Silver Belt

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    The best way to practice lifting really real life mens who tend to sweat, wiggle and resist, is to lift mens that are sweating, wiggling and resisting.
     
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    Will go to the prom with me? I have a mini-van.
     

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