If you are looking for a killer MMA Leg Workout, give this a try!
This is a training video I recorded in California I call it the “Legs Like GSP Workout”.
I got some of this info from GSP’s trainer Jon Chaimberg and also from www.SingleLegWorkouts.com.
Most of my current training now is all done with single leg training. With my current back injury I am no longer able to squat big weight (as much as I miss it), but this type of training has opened my eyes to the benefits of doing different types of workouts.
It is this type of training that lets a midget like me have a vertical jump like this 🙂
Even if you are not a MMA Fighter or do any MMA training you can still do something like this MMA Leg Workout and get a awesome and fun workout!
A lot of the time we have a tendency to do the same workouts over and over again. Squats, Leg Presses, Leg Extensions etc. These are good exercises, but variety is good. You won’t believe the gains you can get by dramatically changing your leg workout.
Give this MMA Leg Workout a go for 4 weeks, I bet you won’t believe the differences in your strength and leg definition!
A lot of people think that the only way to build big legs is to do the basics like squats and leg presses. This is very true in many ways, but it is smart to hit muscles from different angles and also to add some sort of athletic training to your leg workouts. I have seen many people (myself included) do the same exercises month after month and end up losing athleticism and mobility. Not a good thing to have happen.
I would suggest that after 8-12 weeks of basic lifts like squats and leg presses you add in 4 weeks of MMA Leg Workouts or some type of athletic leg workouts. The benefits of adding a MMA Leg Workout will be huge.
Another great thing about MMA Leg Workouts like this one is that you are focusing a lot on single leg exercises and balance. This gets overlooked when we use mostly machines and bars for our training. It’s always good to work on balance, stability, explosive power and athleticism, along with just lifting big weight and going for the pump.
Lastly most times when doing bodybuilding type workouts we generally focus on quads and hamstrings and neglect working the glutes and hips. These muscles are big, they need work and they will improve your squatting weights and sports performance big time!
For example if you watch George St. Pierre he has really thick glutes and hip muscles, this improves his overall power and athleticism big time. These muscles generally never get trained from leg presses and leg extensions which is why something like this MMA leg workout will help you in many other areas.
If you read some of the top strength coaches like Mike Boyle, Bret Contreas, Eric Cressey, Mike Robertson etc. these coaches all recommend a lot of uni-lateral (single leg) exercises, and for good reason, they work!
You will notice a decrease in strength in doing some of these exercises, this is normal. Don’t let your ego get the better of you. Give it a try, open your mind to different types of training and you will reap the benefits.
So give this workout a try and give me some feedback!
If you liked this video I suggest you check out www.SingleLegWorkouts.com as I got a ton of my leg training info from this product and it is amazing! Well worth adding to your Fitness Library!