On some of the behind the scenes stuff shown by spike such as that one Franklin special and the stuff on the pre-fight hype between Hughes vs Gracie, I saw some of their strength training sessions and wasn’t really impressed.
It doesn’t seem from what I’ve seen that many of the MMA fighters train for Max Strength. I could be wrong, but both Franklin and Hughes had a lot of Hammer Strength exercises in their routines…not what I would call optimal for a MMA fighter which will never find themselves in a fixed pattern movement.
Some of the MMA fighters in my gym aren’t too impressive in terms of the weight they do. Actually, I haven’t ever seen one of them do a deadlift or squat.
I don’t know about his numbers, but this is Matt Hughes’ training and nutrition plan from his website:
I’m not going to argue with his results, but it makes me wonder how much he would improve if he used a more specific program like CWs.[/quote]
You mean if he gave up martial arts and just focused on how much he could lift?