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    Okay so I know I have the genetics to be an mma fighter (generations of family in various combat professions) but I don't have the money to spend on the gym yet.
    Any ideas for mma conditioning workouts while I save up?
    I already sprint once a week and was thinking of upping it to two. I also punch my heavy bag between two and seven times a week and weight lift between three and seven days a week (sometimes I take a rest day but usually not). I also try to spend two hours walking daily (that plus I can't drive) but some days I don't walk at all, other days I walk upwards of five hours.

    Any ideas are appreciated.
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    Seems to me that sandbag and/or kettlebell training might be useful. With those things it often feels like you're "wrestling" with the equipment rather than simply moving it. Both are awesome for the grip too, which you'll need in MMA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciep View Post
    Seems to me that sandbag and/or kettlebell training might be useful. With those things it often feels like you're "wrestling" with the equipment rather than simply moving it. Both are awesome for the grip too, which you'll need in MMA.
    Yep. Sandbag training especially. Build one, start doing jogs/sprints uphill. That should kill you dead.

    Sledgehammer + tire work as well, not just hitting tire, but if you can find one big enough flip it.

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    I've been training in Muay Thai about 2-3 times a week for a few months now and I am convinced that the plyo work that I do during the week has been really beneficial to the explosiveness of my striking.

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    I also do a lot of high intensity, crossfit type workouts during the week.
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    Alex, you should ask iniQuity to send you the pdf of Ross Enamait's ultimate warrior book, thats got loads of high end conditioning ideas and workouts, and take a look at the tread "Are you taking your training too lightly" that iniQuity started, I think its in the fitness section.
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    If your serious about competing in MMA at an elite level your gonna need a lot more training than that. Google john berardis g flux and implement some of his ideas, they will get you on the right track imo.

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    Olympic lifting, bodyweight conditioning, sprinting and fighting are about all you need.

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    Best suggestion: find some like minded people and practice! Nothing tires me out like full on sparring.

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    So many things you could do.. Work on strength, especially pulling strength, sprints, sparring, and try to get a bag and throw it around. Simulate throws. This may work out ok until you get into a gym.. Remember make sure you gym has someone who also works out with strikes as well as grappling..
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