Strength and conditioning are vital to any martial artist or combative. Without them, you would not last very long in an intense fight. Martial arts in and of itself provides some substantial benefits in this department, however, weight training, plyometrics, and manual resistance exercises can only bring positive results to any practitioner’s workout routine.
In each exercise, perform 3 sets with a 30 second rest.
- Bench press – 6 repetitions
- Push ups on a medicine ball – 6 repetitions
- Alternating bicep curls – 6 repetitions
- Overhead dumbell press – 6 repetitions
In the next segment, we are going to focus on the some high intensity exercises. For each exercise, perform 3 sets.
- Burpee – 5 repetitions
- Mountain Climber – 10 repetitions or 30 seconds
- Squat Jump – 5 repetitions
- Tuck Jump – 5 repetitions
You can modify this workout as you like depending on your fitness level, but this is great for beginners who want to push themselves.
Now that this is out of the way, continue with working on you martial arts training. Work on kicks, boxing combinations, or do some shadow boxing; It is up to you. In my experience, the workout above prepares me to be more effective and engaged to train hard on what I need to improve to be a better fighter.