Coach Thibaudeau, in your opinion what are the movement patterns that an MMA athlete should focus to be strong?
Also there is a lot of bs around knockout power as most say that it is genetic and I am yet to see an intelligent coach like yourself give us some insight on the topic. Do you think there are exercises/movement patterns that if strengthened will lead to more punching/kicking power?
I believe strength training for MMA is still in its infancy so I refuse to accept that hitting hard is only genetics. Just like vertical jumping. For sure some have 40 inch verticals without even training, but that doesn’t mean that the average joe can’t increase his vertical to something like 35’ with intelligent training, right?