If skill is equal, the stronger athlete will almost always win.
Strength should be one of the main focuses of any fighter or grapplers workout plan.
We can build strength through bodyweight exercises, kettlebells, sandbags, barbells, dumbbells and using a variety of other tools.
Below you will find a variety of videos about building strength for mma, bjj and other combat sports.
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Strength Exercises Broken Down by Movement Pattern
More Strength Tutorials from a Variety of Coaches Around the Globe
Straight Arm Hang Variations
Jungle Gym XT Warrior 3
L-Sit Flutter Kicks
Banded Overhead Squats
Advanced CORE Training for MMA
Full Body Extension – Great drill to warm and prep the body for more intense work.
Supine Arm Swings – CORE activation, shoulder mobilization, improved timing and coordination.
Scorpion – Great drill for the core and hips.
Hip Extension and Leg Curl (Knees Straight)
Hip Extension and Leg Curl (Knees Out)
Single Leg Curl, Hip Extension and Reach – Working the posterior chain from the big toe trough the hips.
Single Leg Hip Extension with rotational reach with opposite leg – posterior chain (hips, hamstrings) plus core (obliques)
Sandbag Cross Body Pulls
Contrast inverted rows with iso holds
Rotational KB Press
Rotational Landmine Press
Steel Club Exercises
Sandbag Squat w/ Pivot
Barbell Getup, squat version
2 Hand Barbell Getup
Bottoms Up Getup
Barbell Elbow Getup
Barbell Squat Tutorial
3 Front Squat Variations for Athletes
3 Quick Tips for the Deadlift
Barbell Clean Progressions: Pull to Knees
Barbell Clean Progressions: Pull Clean Pull
Barbell Clean Progressions: Shrug
Barbell Clean Progressions: Clean Pull with Shrug and Full Clean Demo
Top and Bottom Windmill
Overhead Windmill and Side Press
Bent Anyhow Overhead Squat variation
Better Way to do a Single Leg Squat
Kettlebell Bottoms Up Press Tips
How to do a Kettlebell Swing
Double KB Swing, Outside the Legs
Want Stronger Pushups? Master the Power Wheel
Jungle Gym XT Renegade Rows
Jungle Gym and Kettlebell Push/Pull
Zercher Airborne Lunge
Kneeling KB Snatches
KB Figure 8 to Hold, Back Lunge
MMA Fighter Strength
8 Top MMA Strength Exercises
10 Best Strength Exercises for MMA
TriPhasic Training for MMA
Basic Kettlebell Swing Variations
Staggered Stance Zercher Good Mornings
Zercher Squat/GM Combination
Kettlebell Workout for BJJ
10 Best Sandbag Exercises for MMA
Bulgarian Bag Fight Training
7 Kettlebell Exercises for MMA and BJJ