MMA Weight Training

A Fighter's Guide to Ring-Ready Strength, Speed, and Stamina

with Brian Klaus

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115 minutes

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Think your bench pressing skills alone are going to win you an MMA title? While sheer strength is undeniably a vital asset, you must know how to develop it in all dimensions—how to break out of the static sets of curls and presses and build brute strength in pulling, pushing, gripping, and twisting motions—to become an unbeatable fighter.

Powerlifting champion, coach, and certified catch wrestling instructor Brian Klaus will show you how to quickly and efficiently raise your game by tying together strength, speed, technique, and conditioning with his innovative two-phase approach to training. Klaus uses the knowledge he's gained from years of strength training and fighting to build his athletes from the ground up, focusing on the specific movements and explosive strength that they need to dominate in the ring. He'll show you new angles on traditional gym exercises as well as showing you the best way to burn in sport-specific moves using such tools as sledgehammers and giant tires.

Klaus, who in 2005 set three AWPC World Records and was the AAPF National Powerlifting Championships Best Lifter award winner, brings more than 20 years of weight training and sports conditioning experience to MMA Weight Training. His extensive experience as both a competitor and a coach in amateur (folkstyle), Greco-Roman, sambo, and catch wrestling make him the ideal instructor for the fighter who wants to shock his opponents with unbelievable power.
Brian Klaus, MS CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), has been competing as a weightlifter and grappler for many years. He took first place in the 2007 NAGA Ohio submission grappling tournament in the Superheavyweight class, and in 2005 set three AWPC World Records in the bench, squat, and total divisions. He is also a certified catch wrestling instructor under Tony Cecchine.
1) Posterior Chain and Hip Strength
- Squat
- Box Squat
- Jumping Squat
- Good Morning
- Lunge
2) Pushing and Pressing Movements
- Bench Press
- Accommodating Resistance
- Floor Press
- Rolling Dumbbell Extension
- Military (Overhead) Press
- Dip
3) Pulling Movements
- Deadlift
- Conventional Deadlift
- Sumo Deadlift
- Stiff-Leg Deadlift
- Rows
- Upright Row
- Bent-Over Row
- Dumbbell Row
- Preacher Curls
- Hammer Curl
- Piston Curl
- Grip
- Finger Curls
- Head and Neck Strength
- Neck Exercises with Bands
4) Sport Specific Movements and Technique Training
- Tire Training
- Tire Flipping Techniques
- Sledgehammer Techniques
- Plyometric Jumps
- Step Ups
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