Nothing bad per se with bands.
Let’s see the vid:
C&P from kneeling position -
Definitely not the worst exercise. There’s lots of beneficial, potential strength transfer in the c&p and it’s variations.
Sidenote: “hips” as a concept is hard to effect directly through repetition based exercise and has to be trained at the same time as directly and diversely as the fighter’s game demands it.
Or to put it bluntly: Just as it’s retarded to assume your boxing “hands” will get automatically better through benching, your “hips” probably won’t profit directly from ANY exercise.
Personally, I wouldn’t do the landmine row because of the mean loading vector pointing menacingly at a million-dollar-athlete’s spine. I’d rather do medium-heavy deadlift singles.
How long has Jones wrestled? How many thousand reps of row variations did he do? Many wrestlers have a beat up spine and I cannot see that he’d lose precious strength (or mass?) without doing some kind of bent over rows. He’s not looking to go up in weight, so I say ditch this bodybuilding beach exercise.
Jumping with mini dbs - conditioning + coordination: sure ,why not?
Prowler pushing - sure why not, as long as he can regenerate from it, let him do all kinds of conditioning if he’s not getting it already in training.
Power Thruster and bands to tire him out - So their aim with the latter is strength-endurance? Sure, why not.
It’s a fancier, perhaps joint-friendlier way then old school pushups.
A long as the fighter can seperate this from his technical work, I see no problem.
The moment the athlete’s technique stalls or starts to suffer because
a) of the overall work output
b) these wild motor patterns exceed his technical work or start to override his good motor patterns, out of habit or ignorance
it should be ditched or at least redesigned.
The athlete should definitely be aware that the “Power Thruster” is an exercise like curling and has very little to do with an actual punch.
Vertimax? Crapmachine - “mimicking the movements of any sport” = bollox marketing lies.
There are, however, fine exercises that are hard to do any other way.
For instance, doing explosive “hip throw” resembling bends = SOLID gold, when done together with actual drilling and sparring.
Box Jumps - time tested, low tech, old school, awesome exercise.
This variation is particularly nice. Explosion, reactive explosion, absorption.