Whether it’s a hobby or if you’re looking to seriously get into combat sports, strength training is a large component of the exercise needed to achieve your goals. Strength is connected to every other facet of your abilities. It produces speed, agility, and the power involved in every one of your movements.
Sticking With the Basics
Depending on the type of training you are looking for, your routine may vary. Strength training doesn’t always have to be about heavy lifting, although implementing power lifting can be beneficial in combat training. Consistency is the biggest key—targeting the muscle groups or types of training that work best for you, and sticking with it will help produce the best results. Keep it simple: pull-ups, weighted squats with a barbell, shoulder presses, rowing, and dead-lifts can all be useful exercises when trying to build strength within the umbrella of combat-style training.
Creating a Balanced Yet Strenuous Routine
Tips for strength training routines should always include a brief warm-up period. Settle on rep numbers and weights that you feel comfortable with, but which will push you to your own personal limit. Quick bursts of exercise followed by a brief rest period is the current trend when it comes to optimizing workouts. Each week, try to increase your weight limit or reps slightly. Don’t push yourself so that each exercise is a complete struggle to get through. You do want to allow for the eventual burn out, but with the ability to continue to push yourself each week, with 1-2 more reps per set.
Continue to Evolve Your Routine
If you’re serious about strength training to get you combat-sport ready, then be prepared to push yourself. Strength along with conditioning are the two most important aspects of a great routine. Don’t let yourself get complacent—continue to evolve your routine and stick with it to see amazing results!
Adam & Amanda
We have spent most of our adult lives training and guiding hundreds of people toward better health & fitness. We have created this A4 Blog in order to better educate our friends & members. We will answer any of your health / fitness / nutrition questions as well as keeping you posted on what's new at A4.