View Full Version : What bruiser exercises for MMA?
09-08-2004, 09:09 AM
I practice in thaiboxing/western boxing,sambo with some jiu jitsu. I have the bruiser manual and one bruiser clubbell and wanted to know what exercises would improve striking power.
Ultimately i want to compete in MMA instead of just sub grappling and kickboxing tourneys and would appreciate any info for exercises to help w/ the scope of my game. Also, is there any exercises that also serve value for my game that should be practiced w/ the bruiser.
I should state i have a pair of 15's and am fairly profecient with them having allready completed deathmaches of mills, swipes and regularly training a host oof clubbell exercises. I am also starting slow w/ the bruiser and getting familiar w/ basic swings and CTO's. Just looking to furthe sophisticate to the venue of my game.
09-08-2004, 11:34 AM
Depends on your strength level,
anything front to back - like a side swipe to back to shoulder cast, gamma casts, barbarians also come to mind. Any use of the bruiser should up your game tremendously in MMA as far as clinch work and grappling
09-08-2004, 08:06 PM
thank you very much david.
I've found that front cleans to order, front/side swings, and clean and jerks to be most effective for striking power. The hip "involvement" of most bruiser lifts is step one for developing devestating striking power, add in full extension finishes like jerks, presses and flag position lifts and you're well on your way for total power!!
09-17-2004, 05:58 PM
Much appreciated mike. I have just been getting familiar w/ swings and clean to orders. Will add in the presses in a few weeks.
09-27-2004, 07:21 AM
I would think any exercise done with a CB would benefit MMA ?
09-27-2004, 07:36 AM
What's your Sambo game? Do you emphasize a particular position and target it, or do you wrestle to ride; or...? What's your boxing strategy: do you press and clinch, or do you move and stick; or...? Once you can identify your particular strategy, then you compose Clubbell Combination Routines to shadow-condition your movement within that strategy.
Tactics happen. They derive from flow. Novice level fighters are forced to believe it is the other way around - that flow comes from weaving together techniques. This is complete rubbish.
There is significantly more 'negative space' between the "techniques" than there are technical nuances. Most fighters, even highly skilled ones who have not yet tapped their mastery, view the movement between techniques as "dead space." They view it (inappropriately) as the domain of conditioning - so that they can use speed or power to substitute for their lack of flow.
Identify your strategy. Create Clubbell Combination Routines and Body-Flow™ Kinetic Chains which flow through those strategical objectives.
When you begin to do Softwork sparring and rolling with your partners, you'll see "techniques" start to appear, first periodically, then ubiquitously amidst the flow. It will take a few months for you to unhinge the power/speed substitution in Hardwork rolling, but it will happen. And when it does, it will be a "how in the hell did I pull that off" moment. Those moments can and do happen all the time.
Once you identify your movement proclivities, then you can select exercises which strengthen the range and depth of those particular skills; as well as strengthen slightly outside the scope of your skills so that you have a 'safety-valve' for when movements deviate from the expected. ALL CST exercises will help your game... but the more specific you can be of your strategy (and this has many other benefits), the more that you can see immediate performance enhancement.
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