Any athletic endeavour is easier and more forceful with additional strength.
Any increase in strength will carry over to your sport. You neednt worry about specific exercises for specific sports; all you need worry about is avoiding lifting having adverse effects on your sports training. [/quote]
Best advice…in simplest form. Muay Thai clinch is more complex than just the “plum.” Better suited learning the leverage first from various positions,imo.
If you’re have to rely on strength too much in a dominant position…you might be better suited transitioning and using your opponents strength against them.
I do think posterior chain work would be most beneficial for situations that involve preventing and transitioning out of certain positions. Such as being on the receiving end of what most associate with the clinch…plum. Using those muscles to prevent you posture from being demolished.
Just my chain of thought.[/quote]
Eh, I know posturing like that is taught a lot as a counter to the common Plum clinch, but there are other effective (IMO more effective) methods that don’t require the same degree of neck/hip strength.
That said, hip and core strength are pretty much beneficial for any athletic endeavor and definitely so for fighting. This strength allows you to effectively connect your upper and lower body into one cohesive power unit; without it your techniques will never work the way they should.
Like Donny said, don’t over complicate things and try to get too specific (outside of your actual sparring/drilling). Traditional free weight exercises (squats, deads, ohp, bench, rows, roll-outs, etc…), Oly lifting (clean and snatch variations), gymnastics strength training/bodyweight exercises, “Primal strength”/“Dinosaur training”/strongman training, pretty much anything that can be used to systematically and progressively overload the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems to illicit positive physical adaptations. [/quote]
Well…yes…lol. It was just an example correlating to subject of this thread. I was also talking posture in general…not posturing as an escape. Considering that my main point was about getting proficient at the actual balances…leverages of clinch work.