Strike and kick with explosive power. Take down and grapple with sustained brute strength. Counter and evade with unmatched speed and agility. Be the best. Be your best with Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts, the complete guide for physical and mental dominance.
Whether you practice MMA, Brazilian jiujitsu, taekwondo, karate, judo, aikido, kung fu, muay thai, krav maga, wrestling, or a combination of these, you have discovered your go-to training guide.
Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts eschews the traditional one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, you’ll learn to evaluate your conditioning along with physical strengths and weaknesses. You’ll select from 120 exercises—each tailored to improve a key martial arts skill or attribute—to enhance performance in the discipline you practice and the goals you set. Then you will learn how to structure a conditioning program for short-term gains and long-term success—success you’ll see and your opponents will feel.
Loren Landow has been featured on The Ultimate Fighter and has trained some of the best martial artists and UFC fighters in the world. Now you can learn his secrets and follow his proven program in Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts.
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Loren Landow has been an athletic performance specialist for more than 20 years. He has trained over 500 professionals from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), National Football League, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, and National Hockey League, as well as Olympic gold medalists and a world-record holder.
Landow was the strength and conditioning coach on season 16 of The Ultimate Fighter reality television show. He is widely recognized as an authority on speed and power development and presents nationally and internationally for renowned organizations in the sport performance and fitness industries. He is often hired as a consultant for many club and professional teams. Currently he is the owner/director of performance at Landow Performance in Denver, Colorado.
During his career, Landow has been fortunate to work with some of the best martial artists in the world, including UFC fighters Brendan Schaub, Neil Magny, Shane Carwin, Cat Zingano, and Strikeforce champion Nate Marquardt. He has coached some of the top practitioners of Brazilian jiujitsu, muay tai, taekwondo, karate, judo, and Russian sambo along with world-class boxers and wrestlers.
Landow’s philosophy is simple: Maximize human performance through efficiency. With a full arsenal of exercises and a leave-no-stone-unturned mentality, he aims for efficiency in training, which transfers to each athlete’s specific sport or individual playing position. He firmly believes that speed, power, strength, agility, flexibility (mobility and stability), balance, and conditioning are biomotor skills an athlete must develop for success.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Physical Requirements for Martial Arts
Chapter 2. Evaluating Martial Arts Fitness
Chapter 3. Dynamic Warm-Ups and Flexibility
Chapter 4. Exercises for Base Conditioning
Chapter 5. Exercises for Striking and Kicking
Chapter 6. Exercises for Wrestling and Grappling
Chapter 7. Exercises for Speed and Agility
Chapter 8. Recovery and Nutrition
Chapter 9. Program Planning and Periodization for Martial Arts
Chapter 10. Programs for the Striking and Kicking Arts
Chapter 11. Programs for the Wrestling and Grappling Arts
Chapter 12. Blending and Customizing Programs for MMA
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Excellent photos complement the exercise descriptions, both male & female athletes are shown. This book covers a wide range of material specifically suited to the martial arts, but is applicable to general physical conditioning. The importance of testing your current level of fitness is discussed along with nutrition and hydration information. Overall, a valuable reference to have on hand. I received this book free through LibraryThing Early Reviewers.