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Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts PDF

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    Strike and kick with explosive power. Take down and grapple with sustained brute strength. Counter and evade with unmatched speed and agility. Be the best. Be your best with Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts, the complete guide for physical and mental dominance.

    Whether you practice MMA, Brazilian jiujitsu, taekwondo, karate, judo, aikido, kung fu, muay thai, krav maga, wrestling, or a combination of these, you have discovered your go-to training guide.

    Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts eschews the traditional one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, you’ll learn to evaluate your conditioning along with physical strengths and weaknesses. You’ll select from 120 exercises—each tailored to improve a key martial arts skill or attribute—to enhance performance in the discipline you practice and the goals you set. Then you will learn how to structure a conditioning program for short-term gains and long-term success—success you’ll see and your opponents will feel.

    Loren Landow has been featured on The Ultimate Fighter and has trained some of the best martial artists and UFC fighters in the world. Now you can learn his secrets and follow his proven program in Ultimate Conditioning for Martial Arts.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Physical Requirements for Martial Arts

    Chapter 2. Evaluating Martial Arts Fitness

    Chapter 3. Dynamic Warm-Ups and Flexibility

    Chapter 4. Exercises for Base Conditioning

    Chapter 5. Exercises for Striking and Kicking

    Chapter 6. Exercises for Wrestling and Grappling

    Chapter 7. Exercises for Speed and Agility

    Chapter 8. Recovery and Nutrition

    Chapter 9. Program Planning and Periodization for Martial Arts

    Chapter 10. Programs for the Striking and Kicking Arts

    Chapter 11. Programs for the Wrestling and Grappling Arts

    Chapter 12. Blending and Customizing Programs for MMA

    About the Author

    Loren Landow has been an athletic performance specialist for more than 20 years. He has trained over 500 professionals from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), National Football League, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, and National Hockey League, as well as Olympic gold medalists and a world-record holder.

    Landow was the strength and conditioning coach on season 16 of The Ultimate Fighter reality television show. He is widely recognized as an authority on speed and power development and presents nationally and internationally for renowned organizations in the sport performance and fitness industries. He is often hired as a consultant for many club and professional teams. Currently he is the owner/director of performance at Landow Performance in Denver, Colorado.

    During his career, Landow has been fortunate to work with some of the best martial artists in the world, including UFC fighters Brendan Schaub, Neil Magny, Shane Carwin, Cat Zingano, and Strikeforce champion Nate Marquardt. He has coached some of the top practitioners of Brazilian jiujitsu, muay tai, taekwondo, karate, judo, and Russian sambo along with world-class boxers and wrestlers.

    Landow’s philosophy is simple: Maximize human performance through efficiency. With a full arsenal of exercises and a leave-no-stone-unturned mentality, he aims for efficiency in training, which transfers to each athlete’s specific sport or individual playing position. He firmly believes that speed, power, strength, agility, flexibility (mobility and stability), balance, and conditioning are biomotor skills an athlete must develop for success.