THE MMA Fit TRAINING PROGRAMMES

PUTTING IT TOGETHER IT IS TIME to put together all the information and combine it into training programmes. There are three here, all designed for people who don’t currently take much exercise but want to start getting fit. The Desk Driver’s programme takes up the least time and involves the least effort. It is designed… Continue Reading

FOOD FACTS FOR MMA ATHLETETS

THIS article is about the kinds of food that you should, and shouldn’t, be eating. If you don’t have to cook for yourself – if, for example, you’re married and your partner cooks, you still live with your mum, or you’re a single soldier living in barracks – here is a guide to what sorts… Continue Reading

SWIMMING FOR MMA CONDITIONING

THE GREAT ADVANTAGE of swimming over most other forms of aerobic exercise is that it places demands on all parts of the body, not just on the heart and lungs. Not only does swimming increase your endurance, it also acts as a superb conditioner for the upper body. At the same time, because water supports… Continue Reading

RUNNINGFOR ULTIMATE FITNESS

THERE ARE NO two ways about it, anyone who wants to join the SAS or Paras is going to end up running many miles, both in training and on the courses themselves. And since the mid-197os, when the fitness boom began, running has become the premier activity for aspiring fitties everywhere. The reasons are simple:… Continue Reading

THE MMA Fit WARM-UP AND STRETCH-OFF

Shoulders Roll your shoulders forwards as if shrugging, then do the same thing backwards. Hold your arms out to your sides at shoulder height, and then gently ease your elbows back as far as they will go, as if you were trying to make them touch behind your back. BEFORE YOU START taking exercise of… Continue Reading

BASIC TRAINING – ENDURANCE VERSUS POWER

Concentrating only on cardio-vascular exercise would probably leave you thin and very wiry; in other words, fit and healthy but not in a position to take on the rigours of SAS selection or P-Company where you have to carry heavy weights about. THE EXERCISES DESCRIBED in MMA Fit fall into two groups. Cardio-vascular exercises —… Continue Reading

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