Warming up for MMA: Week 6 - Harness 8 years ago

Warming up for MMA: Week 6 - Harness

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 harness, which involves one person wearing a harness that is being controlled by a training partner, who adds resistance while the person wearing the harness visits different exercise stations, thereby increasing the amount of effort required.

It's a very tough but very worthwhile exercise as it re-enacts a fight situation very well and, when done at a high intensity, it is often used by fighters to gauge whether or not they are ready to step into the octagon.



‘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.