Check out this Rip Trainer workout with TRX Director of Rip Training Pete Holman, perfect for lighting up your arms, shoulders, and core, as well as getting some awesome cardio conditioning. MMA fighters are some of the most powerful and best conditioned athletes in the world. They must be able to produce crushing punches, kicks and throws, while withstanding their opponent’s attacks for three five-minute rounds. In any sport, it’s essential to train how you compete. The closer your workout mirrors your sport, the better you will perform. Stack.com recently featured this workout by Pete Holman, inventor of the Rip Trainer and former U.S. Taekwondo champion, designed specifically to simulate a mixed martial arts fight. The best part? You can do it at home, in a gym or in the Octagon.
The MMA training workout incorporates four exercises—the Rip Jab Punch, Rip Punch, Rip Pitchfork and Rip Windmill—that mimic fundamental MMA skills like punching, throwing and absorbing a blow. Performed with the Rip Trainer, it enhances rotation, boosts power and increases metabolism (the body’s ability to produce and use energy). Check out the video as Pete demonstrates each exercise and shows you some advance moves to make them even more effective.
Rip Jab Punch
Perform the following four exercises in circuit fashion. Do each one for 30 seconds per side (one minute total), rest 15 seconds and move on to the next exercise. Repeat the circuit three times.
Although the Rip Trainer MMA workout is designed for fighters, it is appropriate for all athletes so give this workout a shot today! Purchase your Rip Trainer here.