Fit to Fight: An Insanely Effective Strength and Conditioning Program for the Ultimate MMA Warrior

Fit to Fight: An Insanely Effective Strength and Conditioning Program for the Ultimate MMA Warrior

by Jason Ferruggia
     
 

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The ultimate strength and conditioning book for ultimate fighters.

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is America's fastest-growing combat sport, with millions signing up for MMA classes and many more tuning in to "pay-per-view" to watch events with names like "Cage Rage" and "No Limit." MMA is not for wimps, and participants take a real pounding-they must be…  See more details below

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The ultimate strength and conditioning book for ultimate fighters.

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is America's fastest-growing combat sport, with millions signing up for MMA classes and many more tuning in to "pay-per-view" to watch events with names like "Cage Rage" and "No Limit." MMA is not for wimps, and participants take a real pounding-they must be ready for anything. However, there is one way to predict a winner in any bout: conditioning. When facing an opponent with equal technical skill, the better-conditioned athlete will win-every match, every round, every time.

Now, with amateur fight leagues springing up across the country, top conditioning coach Jason Ferruggia reveals the ultimate conditioning program for the ultimate fighter. By gaining overall strength, stamina, speed, and flexibility, athletes can substantially reduce their risk of injury in this intense contact sport.

The key to Ferruggia's system is his emphasis on matspecific conditioning techniques. Too many would-be fighters use training programs borrowed from football or bodybuilding-methods that are all wrong for MMA. Included are:

- A first-rate warm-up guaranteed to make a fighter more explosive and to reduce injuries
- Off-the-charts strength-building secrets
- Dozens of exercises to develop crushing grip strength - Top speed-building methods, including Olympic lifts, plyometrics, and throws
- Incredibly effective exercises for building a thick, powerful neck that could be the difference between victory and serious injury

Each exercise is accompanied by black-and-white photos illustrating proper technique and form, and "Inside the Cage" tips share the secrets to success from top professional fighters.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101097694
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/10/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
791,195
File size:
7 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jason Ferffuggia is one of the most highly regarded strength and conditioning coaches in the fitness industry. For more than a decade, Jason has provided countless MMA and other athletes with cutting-edge training programs, helping them gain in muscular size, strength, speed, and overall performance. Ferruggia is a regular contributor to Men’s Fitness, Maximum Fitness, MMA Sports Mag, and many other publications. He lives in New Jersey.

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