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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Have you read the Siff/Verkhoshansky book? I've been wanting to get it, but it is very pricey.
    Sort of kind of..i have read bits and pieces here and there but not the entire book. It reads like how a school textbook would. I usually flip though it when I am questioning something or when I look up someone else's reference (as supertraining is referenced quit a bit in lots of coaches articles). It is worth the $60 in my opinion.
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    Plyometrics! Also another great workout. I'm not the biggest fan of following a DVD n working out (just not for me) but I must say insanity is pretty intense for cardio and working ur muscles. Just another idea for great endurance building cardio workouts. Especially if u don't have time to go to the gym n want something more than just goin on a run. Usually avg 45 min long sessions including warmup n 2 stretch periods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JesstheIbex View Post
    Plyometrics! Also another great workout. I'm not the biggest fan of following a DVD n working out (just not for me) but I must say insanity is pretty intense for cardio and working ur muscles. Just another idea for great endurance building cardio workouts. Especially if u don't have time to go to the gym n want something more than just goin on a run. Usually avg 45 min long sessions including warmup n 2 stretch periods.
    Plyometrics, like the Oly lifts, are not to be used for conditioning. They are highly technical movements that require very low reps followed by complete recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JesstheIbex View Post
    U think those are injury prone movements? Then u either are overdoing ur limit or ur not as flexible as u need to be in order to b a fighter. After 10 years of competitive fighting there nothing is going that will put u at higher risk for injury that rolling and sparing (which are essential to training)

    If u want to make it to the ring ur gonna have to out ur body thru some tough s***
    Other than actually fighting... Crossfit is the best for strength. Cardio. And explosive exercises. Since MMA requires u to do all of the above AT THE SAME TIME. If u don't simulate that... U won't make even 3 rounds they have for amateur fighting.

    As for the box jumps. It's not my favorite exercise but If ur not confident on ur balance to do it. Either 1) simply due repetitive jump squats or 2) balance on 1 leg on the 1/2 balance ball to build up ankle/knee strength/stability so u don't have to worry about ur ankle giving in and injuring urself. (I've already been thru 1 torn ankle I not something I'd like to experience again)

    *sry MMA is my passion. I can go on all day about it... So excuse the length of this post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodja

    Plyometrics, like the Oly lifts, are not to be used for conditioning. They are highly technical movements that require very low reps followed by complete recovery.
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