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Old 12-13-2013, 05:36 PM   #3
David Meverden
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Re: Reasons why Crossfit is good training for MMA

Originally Posted by Omar Omar View Post
Crossfit is not a good training program for MMA...
I disagree. I think CrossFit (in most of it's incarnations) is good for MMA, just not IDEAL.

The anerobic endurance, muscle endurance, and explosive power built by a good CF program is very appropriate for a fighting sport. And many fighting athletes do high intensity circuits that look a lot like CF workouts anyway, adding additional evidence that these kinds of workouts are efficacious for fighting.

Is it too taxing? Well that depends on how it's setup around other training and how well the workouts are programmed.

Would a custom tailored program built by an experienced MMA strength and conditioning coach be better? Sure. But unless your a pro fighter you're probably SOL on that.
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