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21st Nov 2013

Warming up for MMA: Week 3 – Circuit

In the third of six videos, Primal MMA coach Owen Roddy takes us through how to perform circuit training for MMA


For a lot of people thinking of trying Mixed Martial Arts the gyms are extremely intimidating places – like a first day of school where someone is trying to hit you in the face at timed intervals.

In actuality the vast majority of these gyms are full of humble, well-educated coaches and fighters who simply want to pass on their knowledge or learn from the best.

Over the next six weeks, Owen Roddy will be showing us some of the basics involved with MMA to make that move to a class that bit easier. This week it’s Circuit, where short 30-second bursts of exercise are put back to back, eventually building up to three or five minute sessions, mirroring an MMA round.

Ideal for burning fat or building muscle, it is pretty much perfect prep for MMA.

‘Rowdy’ Owen Roddy is a champion MMA fighter who has fought and beaten the best guys in the world. He’s also an increasingly prolific coach, operating out of his own Gym in Finglas Primal MMA.