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How do I optimize training for combat sports?

The best program to enhance your combat readiness should include core and balance training, plyometrics, resistance training, as well as cardiorespiratory training. Focus on side-to-side movement, pivoting, punching, shooting, kicking, lunging, and pummeling, depending on your particular discipline. These movements require endurance, strength, and power from the entire body. An optimal program will include approximately four weeks of endurance training. In addition to performing these exercises on your own, you may want to seek assistance from a trained performance specialist to help you pull together all the necessary components of a complete combat-specific performance program.

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