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Fighting Fit Is Now Just A Kettlebell Away
With everyone always trying to get as much mat time as possible, it can be really difficult to find a workout program that works for you and your schedule. So often, that just means people will ignore their strength and conditioning and focus on the mats. What ends up happening? They hit training plateaus, they face monotonous workouts, they end up being overpowered or gassing out, or (even worse) they risk injury because they are demanding too much of their muscles. The solution? Refocus on building your body back up with a kettlebell and just a bit of free space in your home.
Cut through the vanity exercises and get right to creating functional power in your body. Each exercise is specifically designed to activate and challenge as many muscle groups as possible, mirroring the full body experience in martial arts. Why isolate your muscle groups, when you need them working together?
There’s no experience necessary here as Mike leads you through the correct way to swing a kettlebell. With so many major muscle groups working in unison, it can be easy to strain yourself with improper form. Learn exactly what a strength and conditioning coach of Mike Perry’s calibur is looking for when he is training his athletes, and keep yourself progressing through each obstacle. Watch along as Mike breaks down the physically complex kettlebell swing into a few much more simple movements, so you know how to move and stress your body for optimal safety and benefit. Anyone who is looking to improve their coordination and grip will love the alternating one arm swing!
Build your base and develop your legs with Mike’s awesome split stance squat patterns, a perfect lower body workout for any grappler. Brazilian jiu-jitsu demands a lot from the lower body, constantly pushing, pivoting, changing angles, and more, and it’s important that our legs can respond to those demands. Never skip leg day again after you see these challenging kettlebell-based exercises that keep your legs engaged in the same split stances that we are constantly attacking and defending from.
The gold standard for building true, raw grappling power has always been the Turkish get-up. This one exercise engages your whole body, building muscle, coordination, grip, posture and more as you push yourself. Perfectly mimic the same explosive power you’ll need to finish takedowns, sweeps, and passes, and get key details from Mike on the perfect form to strive for.