by Brett Bartholomew
Many people get stuck believing myths, gravitating toward one modality or falling in love with a specific piece of equipment. Common examples include core training, mobility, agility, conditioning or becoming the (insert piece of equipment) guy. ‘Pigeon holing’ ourselves like this is very limiting and can adversely affect our results from our workouts. The truth is these are just pieces of a larger puzzle and a good mma strength training plan needs to be comprehensive to address all of the athletic characteristics needed to perform at your best. In today’s video, Coach Brett Bartholomew discusses the aspects of a good strength training plan.
The Truth About MMA Strength Training
At the End of the Day, Your Workouts Should Include 3 Things:
- Ground based – Your feet should be on the ground when you’re training. That’s how you’ll learn to transfer force, absorb load and produce force.
- Multi-planer – Moving front to back, side to side or rotating in a variety of directions. Often times people get stuck in the sagital plane, only moving forward and back.
- Multi-joint – Use exercises that call on large muscle groups. The more muscle that we use during training, the bigger hormonal response and the more adaptation you’ll get in the body.
Good, no nonsense training will help you far more than an isolated, trendy program.
Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, Bartholomew Strength. His experience includes working with collegiate teams, professional teams, businesses, and individual clients. Taken together, Brett has coached a diverse range of athletes from across 23 sports at levels ranging from youths to Olympians. He’s supported Super Bowl and World Series Champions, along with several professional fighters, including those competing in the UFC. He has also worked with members of the United States Special Forces community. His coaching and speaking has spanned the globe, from China to Brazil and numerous other stops in between.
As an entrepreneur, Brett has proudly served as a teammate and supporting partner in the strategic growth of two separate performance companies and is a highly sought-after consultant and mentor for many others across the United States and abroad. Additionally, his work and expertise has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets.
His book, Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In, achieved “Best Seller” status in the categories of “Sport Coaching” (#1), “Business/Money” (#8) ,and was ranked in the “Amazon Top 100 Books Overall.”
Brett is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) where he holds both their CSCS*D & RSCC*D distinctions. He is a proud graduate of Kansas State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, where he obtained a Master of Science in Education in exercise science with an emphasis on motor behavior, cueing, and attentional focus in human performance.
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