Wednesday, 13 January 2010

MMA Training - Long Distance Cardio

We all know that aerobic training is beneficial for everyone. Not only will it help you lose body fat, but as a martial artist it will boost your stamina so as you can last longer in training, competitions and everything else without getting tired.

Over the past few years HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) has become very popular amongst martial artists. It is a faster workout than slower longer aerobic training and can benefit martial artists by conditioning them and getting there bodies used to quick explosive short bursts of energy, something needed in martial arts.

However, too many people neglect long distance aerobic cardio training. A lot of bad press has been given to it, claiming that HIIT is the way to go if one wants to burn more fat, or improve there stamina.
The following video explains why long distance cardio training is equally important and as beneficial as HIIT. Enjoy!

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Adam @ Low Tech Combat said...

It was an interesting video. Though I must say, I have never heard that endurance trg increases the size of the L ventricle and anaerobic trg does not. I was under the impression that anaerobic or interval trg such as the tabata timings have all of the benefits of aerobic trg along with anaerobic gains. But I will keep an ear to the ground from now on about this. Nice find.

Potatoe Fist said...

That was a lot of great new info. I've been trying to figure out how to put more anaerobic exercise into life figuring it mirrored MA, but this is definitely a deeper look and I'll also keep in mind.

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