Joe Clark and I recently created an MMA strength and conditioning program for Derby City MMA. It came as a result of a conversation we’ve had many times about how many fighters and amateur athletes lack solid overall conditioning. They may be good at their sport but they often lack that extra push during their training and competitions that proper strength and conditioning can bring.
Think of it this way. If we took 2 athletes and placed them against one another. Both are identical in every way down to their skill and abilities. The only difference is that one is stronger, more explosive and has greater endurance as a result of strength and conditioning training. Who wins?
From my personal experience, being in better physical conditioning than my opponents has been helpful. Over the years I’ve had several matches where I was down but was able to outwork my opponent later in the match for the win.
It’s also important to add that with increased overall fitness you increase you’re ability to work harder on the mats. Also a stronger overall body will help you prevent injuries.
Who Is This Program Designed For?
- If you are currently training in BJJ, Boxing, MMA (or any combat sport). This program will help you develop explosive power, useable strength and a deeper gas tank to rely on during training or competitions.
- If you’re someone who is out of shape and wants to do one of the combat sports we offer. This program will help you get into shape faster so that you can get the most out of your training.
- Do you want to get into shape but have no desire to compete or even do a combat sport? That’s fine too. You can take advantage of the exciting style of training this program has to offer. Even if you just want to look a little better with your shirt off.
I’ll stress to you that while we do have a Crossfit gym, this isn’t Crossfit style training. This program is a combined effort between Joe and I. Joe brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to weight training in various forms and coaching. In turn, I bring the experience of over a decade of combat sports and competition preparation experience. This program is designed to improve overall conditioning to boost performance on the mats and in the ring.
Some of the exercises will be familiar like the strength training staples while many of the exercises will be new to your body. Either way, it’s gonna be fun.
So if you are currently at Derby City MMA, talk to Joe or Chewy about the new program. If you are not a member at Derby City MMA but would like to take advantage of this new program. Give us a call at 502-937-8797 and we will get you into the gym for your first training session!
As of right now classes are three days a week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday!