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Training for MMA with Full Body Muscle Stim

Training for MMA Fighting with Full Body Muscle Stimulators The Professional Fighters League is almost officially underway. Let's look at how the MMA fighters have been training in order to compete well—and how athletes in general can benefit from incorporating strength and endurance training into their regimes.

Compex Electrostimulation Training Program for MMA

Offseason / Preseason Prep Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Week 1
Week 1
(static)
[Resistance]
Quads and Calves
[Resistance]
Shoulders and Deltoids
[Resistance]
Forearms
[Resistance]
Quads and Calves
[Resistance]
Shoulders and Deltoids
[Resistance]
Forearms
 
Recovery
Recovery
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
Week 2
Week 2
(static)
[Resistance]
Quads and Calves
[Resistance]
Shoulders and Deltoids
[Resistance]
Forearms
[Resistance]
Quads and Calves
[Resistance]
Shoulders and Deltoids
[Resistance]
Forearms
 
Recovery
Recovery
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
Week 3
Week 3
(add dynamic based on how body feels)
[Resistance]
Quads and Calves
[Resistance]
Shoulders and Deltoids
[Resistance]
Forearms
[Resistance]
Quads and Calves
[Resistance]
Shoulders and Deltoids
[Resistance]
Forearms
 
Recovery
Recovery
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
Week 4
Week 4
(add dynamic based on how body feels)
[Resistance]
Quads and Calves
[Resistance]
Shoulders and Deltoids
[Resistance]
Forearms
[Resistance]
Quads and Calves
[Resistance]
Shoulders and Deltoids
[Resistance]
Forearms
 
Recovery
Recovery
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
Week 5
Week 5
(add dynamic based on how body feels)
[Resistance]
Quads and Calves
[Resistance]
Shoulders and Deltoids
[Resistance]
Forearms
[Resistance]
Quads and Calves
[Resistance]
Shoulders and Deltoids
[Resistance]
Forearms
 
Recovery
Recovery
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
[Pre warm up or training recovery]
minimum 6 minutes
Tips on how to use our fight training program
  • The above plan is a recommendation, but the overall goal is to use the resistance program on each muscle group twice a week.
  • Dynamic work (body squats or calf raises) should only be done when you aren't prepping for a fight.
  • Remain standing whenever using the resistance program on your calves.
  • During the time that you aren't prepping for a fight, your workouts should be the full workout period of 12 minutes.
  • During your fight season, use Pre-Warm before your fight. For post-fight recovery sessions, use Pre-Warm Up or Competition Recovery for a minimum of 6 minutes**.
    The longer, the better!
  • The plan above is meant for pre-match prep, however, if you continue your workouts in season the recommendation is still 2 times a week per muscle group, but instead of the full 12 minute workout, aim for 8 minutes or less depending on how your body feels.


mma fighter catching a football

What are full body muscle stimulators & how they work

Full body muscle stimulators are electrical devices used to help build endurance, strength, and improve overall fitness. By sending electrical impulses through the muscles in the body, they cause muscles to contract and relax in a manner similar to normal training exercises. This can be especially beneficial for MMA fighters, as it helps strengthen their bodies through a varied exercise range. Not only does this increase endurance and strength levels for athletes of all levels, but it also means less strain on different parts of the body by concentrating on smaller muscle groups with specific focal points. Full body muscle stimulators allow tailored exercise routines, which give MMA fighters an edge when preparing for fights. They can train hard while reducing their risk of injury and fatigue.

When it comes to training for MMA fighting, full body muscle stimulators can be a transformative tool. By increasing blood flow and improving coordination, full body muscle stimulators can help fighters train more effectively. They benefit training by activating muscles prior to working—so athlete's workouts become that much more effective, with muscles primed for lifting, training, or conditioning in advance.

mma fighter football running drills

How MMA fighters train for endurance

MMA fighters need to train their full body in order to compete in the ring—from core strength and conditioning to endurance training. As rounds last five minutes each, and can go as long as five rounds (in championship and main event fights) with only one minute rest between rounds, fighters need to be primed for endurance to last those 29 minutes of work.

Therefore, it’s important for fighters to have an effective full body workout plan and training routine. MMA fighters are seeing huge benefits from utilizing full body muscle stimulators. These tools can maximize their performance, as they prepare muscles to work with more intensity than traditional workouts. Full body muscle stimulators can help MMA fighters increase endurance by strengthening deep muscles, while lessening the impact on joints and unevenly loading the muscles. They can also boost recovery time and enhance longevity. Full body muscle stimulation increases total physical force production, which helps with punching power and improving explosive reactions while against the opponent.

Compex® muscle stimulators help keep athletes ahead of the game, since they target both Type I slow twitch and Type II fast twitch muscles. When athletes incorporate Compex devices into their training, they can see enhanced results over time. Making a conditioning session that much more efficient will pay off in the long run—especially when it comes to lasting 29 minutes fighting in the ring.

mma fighter using muscle stimulator

Why do MMA fighters need to train for strength

For MMA fighters, strength training is an essential element of staying primed and ready for the octagon. Whether it's strength-based lifts, building core, or strength and conditioning exercises, the goal is to improve their capacity for strength. It's straightforward enough to lift weights in a gym or incorporate bodyweight strength exercises into your routine, but traditional strength training isn't always quite enough to keep you at peak performance. This is why full body muscle stimulators play such an important role in MMA fighters’ strength training routines—they help build core strength by stimulating targeted muscles and activating muscle fibers that would otherwise remain dormant while lifting weights. By engaging muscles on a deeper level than normal, full body muscle stimulators can push fighters beyond what they thought was possible and equip them with the strength needed to succeed in the octagon.

Similar to how they maximize endurance training, Compex® muscle stimulators bring an additional edge to strength training. They can aid in targeting specific muscle groups prior to lifting, essentially waking muscles up in order to lift at optimized capacity.

Benefits of full body muscle stimulators in training for MMA fighting When it comes to training for MMA fighting, full body muscle stimulators can be a great tool for pushing your overall conditioning to the next level. By using full body muscle stimulators, athletes can target large muscle groups and improve the strength of these muscles. This helps with overall core stability during a fight, which is essential in any athlete's performance. Additionally, full body muscle stimulators are beneficial because they don’t wear and tear on the body like traditional exercises often do. Using full body muscle stimulators can greatly reduce the risk of injury, while still providing intense results, giving MMA fighters an edge both in and out of the ring.

Do you want to train like a pro fighter?

It's time to check out full body muscle stimulators. These devices are becoming increasingly popular among athletes, as they offer a great way to activate muscles sooner and optimize each workout. Whether professional fighting is in your dreamy aspirations, or you simply want to improve your strength and endurance, full body muscle stimulators will elevate your training.


The contents of this blog were independently prepared and are for informational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily indicative of the views of any other party. Individual results may vary depending on a variety of patient-specific attributes and related factors.