This post is a continuation of our part one post titled; Men: Learn to fight. Here we will be discussing how to set up your exercise quarters and the basic equipment you will need to begin practicing your MMA Training.
So, you decided to begin practicing MMA for self defense and to help you condition your body, ok, here are some things you will need especially if you are going to start training on your own.
First, Here are some books and programs I recommend. I know there are many out there, but for simplicity sake, I will give you some suggestions to help you get you on your way. Begin by going to your library or purchase the following books. They are:
Training for Warriors: The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Workout
Mixed Martial Arts For Dummies
These two books should help you begin your training with the basics, you can also purchase a really good course by going to http://www.mmaquickstart.com/If the link does not work once you click it, just simply copy and paste to the URL bar or just type in www.mmaquickstart.com.
This MMA Quick start course is by Jeff Joslin. He is a retired MMA champion fighter. This course is a training course where Jeff is coaching you through actual training phases. It is important to know the basics. You can also go to you tube and study some videos on the basics as well and put you own plan together. Now, As far as equipment goes, here are the following suggestions. If you are really serious about your training then you should have the following:
1) MMA Punching Bag
Everlast 4008 80-Pound Traditional Heavy Bag
2)MMA Grappling Gloves
Everlast Mixed Martial Arts Grappling Gloves (Large/X-Large)
3) MMA Punching mitts
UFC Punch Mitt
4) MMA Kick Pad
Everlast Thai Pad (Black)
Century MMA Cross-Over Fitness 4-way System Combo
These are the basic tools I recommend to help you get started training MMA at home. By setting up a home gym, you will be motivated to begin your training. I also advise that you have a training partner to train with. Next, put into use this basic conditioning program outlined below.
MMA CONDITIONING TRAINING: The Workout
1)Being with shadow boxing in front of the mirror for 15 minutes as your warm up.
2) Next, Heavy bag work – perform five three minute rounds of punching bag work.
3) Next, begin punching Mitt work with partner, five three minute rounds.
4) Next, begin with pad kicks work of 5 three minute rounds.
5) Next, perform some calisthenic work by doing some Hindu Squats, Hindu Push ups, and 100 sit ups.
Along with this basic program outlined, study the books or the Jeff Joslin course to begin learning ground game, standup game and your striking game.
Study the videos below to get familiar with MMA style training and conditioning.
Beginer MMA Workout
Basic Boxing and MMA Slip Drill
UFC Fighter Jeremy Stephens MMA Strength and Conditioning Workout
Beginner MMA – Basic Punching (T-Frame Motion)
SandBag Training & Lifting
There will be more to come. Train hard.