- Here is footage from a few different conditioning days for Mike who is in-season right now. He is getting ready for sectionals.What you’ll see in this video are movements that target:
Shoulder Strength and Strength Mobility
Knee Strength / Stability
Power, Strength and Muscular Endurance
Rotational Core Strength
Circuit Progressions (not done on the same day)
Here are some examples of some in-season conditioning circuits for muscular, strength and power endurance.
First Circuit: (not shown)
Power Rope Double Slams, Alternating, Throws, Zig-Zags
Second Circuit: (not shown)
Band Pull Aparts
Band Pull Aparts
KB Clean / Squat / Press
Prowler Challenge (last run)
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Tom won a unanimous decision over Kyle Kingsbury Saturday night! Unfortunately, he injured his hand and he is working to get that healed up right now. Tom was an animal with his training and completed some of the toughest conditioning circuits I’ve created during the lead up to the fight.
We here at Diesel are proud of Tom!
Tom is looking at his next fight in the UFC at 185, so he is going to be dropping down to a more natural weight.
Here is Tom giving a shout out on MMA Junkie – CLICK HERE FOR THE DIESEL MENTION
If you’ve been visiting Diesel for a while or read any of our articles, you know we’ve been hyping grip strength training for years. It is the endpoint of the kinetic chain and power is expressed through the hands.
Training for his upcoming fight Jens Pulver hits us with a very innovative training tip for grip strength.
Check it out:
Image from Sherdog
Not only is Kimbo fighting James Thompson this weekend on primetime (CBS May 31 at 9-11 p.m. ET/PT) but Jens Pulver is fighting Urijah Faber at WEC 34 on June 1st.
Kimbo vs. Thompson
Thompson has his work cut out for him as Kimbo is steadily improving under the watchful eye of Bas Rutten. I remember watching Thompson, who has tons of energy and was very hyper in the ring, lose via a quick knockout to Fedor’s brother Aleksander, but since then he has gone on to a solid 14-8-0 record. Kimbo, at 2-0, is fighting to establish his legitimacy in the heavyweight ranks and at the same time, progressively picking his opponents as his skills develop. Kimbo has gone from a homeless guy, to youtube sensation to living his dreams. I think this fight is not only a great opportunity for both fighters, but also the sport of MMA. Being on prime time tv will continue to increase the exposure of a great sport.
Here is a cool story on Kimbo for ESPN the Magazine: http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3405201
Faber vs. Pulver
Faber, 20-1-0, is explosive, young and hungry. This is already his 5th title defense of the WEC Featherweight title. Jens is in need of a win and would love to get a title again. This will, without a doubt, be a quick, fast-paced fight – so don’t blink! Watch on June 1st on Versus.
Special Note: At the 1:20 mark in the video, Jens talks about training his GRIP and how he hits harder than ever (notice the KB’s in the background).
Check out this trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-ZyZvo-N78
Here is another video of Jens doing thick rope pull-ups: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWpPwCCdAMo&feature=related
Leave your predictions in the comments section!
Check out the pic of Kimbo above throwing the medicine ball around, check this out for more sick abdominal training exercises for athletes.
Copy the following list and make a comment with your predictions for each fight!
Sean Sherk vs. B.J. Penn
Tito Ortiz vs. Lyoto Machida
Wanderlei Silva vs. Keith Jardine
Thiago Silva vs. Antonio Mendes
Wilson Gouveia vs. Goran Reljic
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