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    Functional Training

    I'm looking to dedicate one day a week to more functional training and really dont know where to start. Exercises that can help my everyday life and even my mma training. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm thinking kettle bells and core strengthening.

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    Sounds like you have a good start there. I always recommend to people body weight exercises of any type. Dips, pull ups, chin ups, push ups, pistol squats if you are able to do them, lunges etc

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    farmer's walk, pick shit up and walk... doesn't get anymore primal/functional than that, people have been picking shit up and walking for hundreds of thousands of years...
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    Good suggestion, might i also had a variation of that. Suitcase carry and an overhead carry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clove1234 View Post
    Good suggestion, might i also had a variation of that. Suitcase carry and an overhead carry
    Overhead carries are awesome, though I prefer to do them outside, or with bumper plates. I just clean, push press, walk, keep going until exhausted, drop behind me, rest, repeat. Can also be done with a snatch grip for some evil mid-trap burns.

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    squat, bench, deadlift...
    It will make you very functional at a powerlifting meet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Deadlifting Dog View Post
    squat, bench, deadlift...
    It will make you very functional at a powerlifting meet.
    Like the way you think

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    Quote Originally Posted by S&S_ShovelHead View Post
    I'm looking to dedicate one day a week to more functional training and really dont know where to start. Exercises that can help my everyday life and even my mma training. Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm thinking kettle bells and core strengthening.
    You could try Olympic lifting. If done right can work power output and strength.

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    You know, as far as functional training goes, I believe you should have that based covered through your mma training days.

    Functional training is a broad term and I have conflicting feelings when I hear it thrown around. Why bother catching and throwing medicine balls and running sprint routes when these have not much bearing on your mma career?

    I hope I am making sense, good luck

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