Sports Specific Contrast Training for Striking / Combat Sports


First off, I’m not a huge fan of the term “sports specific training”.

 

To me, a golfer working with golf pro is sports specific training. Or a MMA fighter practicing arm bars is sports specific training.


That said, as a Strength Coach, I can tailor certain aspects of an athletes program to fit improve certain aspects unique to his or her given sport.


For instance, here is how I would use contrast training to improve explosive force production to a movement that will transfer into punching / striking for a combat athlete.



 

John Rallo is the MMA athlete featured in the video. Check out his MMA training center – Ground Control