Improved KO- Punching Power with Contrast Training

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