3D Training for Maximum MMA Power

Halloween is around the corner and my fiancee and I are trying to figure out our costumes for the inevitable Hallowe’en bash.

She’s keen on being an Avatar, which would be funny since she would be the shortest Avatar ever (she’s just barely over 5′ tall).

I’m not totally sold on the idea yet.

I’m still kinda attached to my Game of Death Bruce Lee costume (pics coming soon).

But the talking about the movie and the fact that it was the first of the new genre of 3D flicks that are going to be assaulting our senses in a theatre near you reminded me about an important training concept I had to share with you.

Yes, I’m always thinking about training.

Anyway, training in THREE DIMENSIONS is necessary if you want to be a powerful and explosive mixed martial artist.

This applies not only to punches but also throws, takedowns, escapes, etc.

Most traditional exercises (Squats, Bench press) take place in 1 dimension.

Not that these exercises are bad – it’s just that we need to supplement them with more.

So watch the video to make sure you’re not missing this crucial element in your workouts:

Click Here to Get the 3D Resource Mentioned in the Video
(NOTE: Promo ends Thurs, Oct 14 at midnight EST)

What are your favourite 3D exercises?

Leave your answers below, and if you liked this vid, hit the ‘Like’ button on your way out.

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Nikita Barner
9 years ago

Fantastic blog, will be bookmarking for future use. Just wondering if you are happy to accept user generated content/posts? Keep up the good work!

Josh
Josh
9 years ago

hahahaha..”alot of guys use medicine balls like a dumbbell..which is..totally stupid”..funny stuff eric..this was some real good information too..on an unrelated note i watched UFC 120 tryin to catch some of Claudes fight and it was never aired..what is up with that weakness?

mma workout
9 years ago

wow…nice video…i really like this.This video explain completely how to use 3D training in mma workouts…thanks for sharing with us

Laura
9 years ago

if I was designing a program, would you recommend a transverse power move to follow a max strength set as seen in some complex conditioning programs? Or would you recommend a fighter do a complete conditioning kettlebell routine to include all planes of motion separate from the lifting? The primary goal I’m looking for is explosive power and conditioning. Thanks in advance

Jorgen
Jorgen
9 years ago

Maybe is is time to post a picture of youre Fiancee? We have seen enough of you… 8-). Joke a side, for those of us who have enough of youre super strenght training program and martial art training, … I do not see that I have time to do the Spetznas Kettelbell training progarm also, will it be possibel to get the Crazy 8 barbell program in the future?

Eric
9 years ago
Reply to  Jorgen

Hahha I would but she’s shy. 🙂

In the future when you’re ready it’ll be there for ya.

dragonmamma/naomi
dragonmamma/naomi
9 years ago

You motivated me to add some transverse stuff today: Sideways medicine ball slams and some kicking and punching that required twisting either at the waist or hips. I’m gonna be sore tonight. A good kind of sore, but still…

Eric
9 years ago

Nice! Hopefully you got into those obliques good.

Matt
9 years ago

Great info as always Eric!

dragonmamma/naomi
dragonmamma/naomi
9 years ago

Oh, man, the computer ate my comment.

Cherry pickers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnogBwadrPA
If it’s too easy, do it with a med ball or DB.

The transverse plane definitely gets short shrift. I’d better work on that.