Kettlebell training for MMA fighters.

Sol Gilbert invited me to train the MMA boys today at ZT Fight Skool (see Fight Skool)

In attendance where Ryan “The Great” White, Oli Thompson, Sol Gilbert and Kenshiro, Tolly as well as others.

Today’s workout was kept simple as many had not used Kettlebells before. I wanted to teach the guys good form and the skills of kettlebells, and give them a hint of how this would improve their fighting.

The Workout:
1) Dynamic Warm up- joint mobility work.

2) Warm up drill- 90 seconds X 2
2 handed swings- 30 seconds
1 handed swings- 30 seconds
1 handed swings- 30 seconds

This builds up explosive power in the hips for fast sprawls and guard recovery.

3) Complex:
Clean-Squat-Press- using weight which allowed only 8 reps x 3 sets/side

Gets everyone used to the feel of the kettlebell, builds strength in the whole body.

4) Turkish Get Ups- 16KG-20kg
This is where it starts to get interesting- with a move that translates directly to the power you need for ground work in MMA fights.

5) Kettlebell Split Snatch- taken from Mike Mahler’s Aggressive Strength book, this builds explosive power needed for takedowns.

5) See-Saw Press- light weight 3 x 30 second alternating rounds
For endurance in shoulders- fast and aggressive

6) Power Alternating Rows- light weight- 3 x 30 second alternating rounds
For strength in dominating an opponant, as well as ground and pound in fights

7) Guard Attack- 3 x 30 second alternating rounds
For strength in fighting off an opponant in the mount position. We do alternating kettlebell presses lying on our backs- this fries the abs, chest and shoulders in one hit!

An awesome workout…with lots of sweaty smiley faces at the end!

Bring on the next one!
😉
Christian
BRIGHTON KETTLEBELLS

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Kettlebell training for MMA fighters.

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Come and try the Battling Ropes!

This Wednesday, anyone attending the Bodyblast Advanced Kettlebell class will be able to use the latest training tool in fitness…Battling ropes!

These amazing ropes have been voted top cardio exercise by Men’s Health in the U.S, a true testament to their effectiveness at torching bodyfat at an alarming rate.

Just 30 seconds on these leave you feeling winded! We’ll be experimenting with new drills, implementing them within kettlebell circuits.


Ropes Gone Wild – Just Voted Best New Cardio Tool by Men’s Health Magazine from art of strength on Vimeo.

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Stop putting it off….

If I had a penny for every time people told me they where coming to my class, but didn’t I’d be very rich!


So let’s take action people! With no less than four classes to choose from, there can be no excuses!
Anyone responding to this blog will get their first class free when signing up to a block!
This week’s classes:

Tuesday 10th March: 7.30pm@ Cheetahs Gym (All levels)
Wednesday 11th March: 7.30pm@ Cheetahs Gym (Advanced Class)
Thursday 12th March: 7:30pm@ ZT (Beginner/Intermidiate)
Saturday 14th March: 12:30noon@ ZT (Beginner/Intermidiate)

Please confirm which you’d like to attend and I’ll be sure to put you on the list!
E-mail Christian at christian@cvpt.co.uk or text: 07876-558850

See you there!

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He’s back with a vengeance!

All Kettlebell classes are back to normal!

This week I have no less than three classes for you to choose from:

Wednesday 4th March: 7pm@ Cheetahs Gym (Advanced Class)
Thursday 5th March: 7:30pm@ ZT (Beginner/Intermidiate)
Saturday 7th March: 12:30noon (Beginner/Intermidiate)

Please confirm which you’d like to attend if you haven’t done so already!

See you there!

Christian

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