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Should I focus on strength or power for combat sports?

Both go hand in hand for a fighter and a program should encompass both strength and power training in order to properly condition and train the entire body. Performing a strength phase of training anywhere from four to six weeks in length is suggested. Sets and repetitions during this phase should be four to six and one to five. After completing the strength phase, progress to four to six weeks of power training. Sets and repetitions should be three to five and eight to ten. Performing eight to twelve weeks of progressive exercises such as this will allow you to become both stronger and faster.

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