I had my first class of MMA last week.
At the end of the session I asked the coach about lifting weights.
He said that I should only lift maybe twice a week, and that the lifting is very different to bodybuilding type lifting.
For example he said that when they do barbell curls they do not use strict form but cheat alot as it makes them more functional, but I’ve read that you should always use strict form???
Also they do more olympic type lifts like power cleans, I’ve seen videos on how to do power cleans but have heard you have to use correct form otherwise they can be dangerous, they look pretty straight forward to me in the videos I’ve seen, just pick the bar up off the ground and rack it on the shoulders?? whats so hard about that??
He also told me not to bother with behind the neck barbell presses and only press infront of the neck as the load is always infront in combat, same with squats, i.e. do front squats instead of back squats, but after doing front squats my shoulders really hurt from the weight of the bar.
Anyone else out there into MMA, I’d love to see an example of your workouts??