MMA Meets Kettlebell Training, Part 1

Kettlebells can be compared with other modalities of training.  There are several great functional exercises and tools that can be used to improve athletics.  Kettlebells are an excellent addition to a MMA workout routine because of their biomechanical muscle replication.  They can be used to recreate the body's involvement when doing kicks, punches and takedowns.  

Kettlebells can be used to improve training specificity.  It has a sport specific method and this first exercise below is a pefect example.  Applying the kettlebell to the uppercut punch not only reinforces how the muscles in the arm contribute to the power, but highlight the invaluable use of the legs for power and acceleration.  
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