Fight Strong - Increasing Overall Power
In this edition of Fight Strong I am going to lay out for you a routine that will increase overall body power, as well as if modified, serve as a practical conditioning workout.
This workout takes some of the principles from Crossfit style training as well as sports performance and powerlifting techniques.
You will perform basic and Olympic lifts for 5 sets of 5 reps with maximal amount of weight for each.
If your goal is to increase pure strength and power, perform each set of each exercise individually (i.e. do 5 sets of 5 reps with breaks in between sets of one lift before moving onto the next). If your goal is to increase conditioning, lower the weight accordingly and perform 5 reps of each exercise in order, break then rotate back to the top of the order. This will total 25 reps in a set and you can go through that for as many total sets as you can handle, but ideally 5 rotations.
Go through these exercises with a trainer or experienced lifter to make sure form is correct as well, enjoy!
Power cleans 5x5
Hang clean to push press 5x5
Ryan Sutton is a professional mixed martial artist and trainer at Finney's MMA. You can contact Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org
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