MMA & Muay Thai Workout: Leg Complex for Fighters

4 Exercise Complex to Develop Power Endurance

by Nick Tumminello


Exercises Involved:

  1. Fast Split Squat w/ a Slight Forward Lean.
  2. Back Step/Reverse Lunge
  3. Back Step Into Muay Thai Knee
  4. Stance Switches

Sets and Reps:

  • 1st Set: 8 reps of each movement, per leg.
  • 2nd Set: 10 reps per leg, per movement
  • 3rd Set: 12 reps per leg, per movement

*Rest approx 3 minutes between sets.

How many times through the circuit should we do?

1-3 times through. Depending on ones fitness level.

How long is the rest between rounds?

Rest approximately 3 minutes between rounds.

How would you recommend programming this in a workout?

I first program it in twice per week, usually a the conditioning component of a workout - towards the end - and use progressive overload where we gradually add reps or increase the med ball load each week. I'll usually start with 8 reps of each move per side and add a rep a week until we get to do 12 reps.   I'll then incorporate it into a full conditioning circuit in the weeks leading up to a fight.

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