Rest Between MMA Training
One thing to know about rest is that everybody needs it, especially those who are training with MMA workouts. Mixed Martial Arts is so demanding that
it would be easy to go too far. On the other hand, it will do no good if you do not put in enough time to get the results you want. This is why it is
important to find the best point to stop and rest.
Rest within the Workout
Endurance is important in Mixed Martial Arts training. Therefore, the rest periods should be short, usually no more than 60 seconds between sets. This
gets the body ready for MMA events where there is only a minute between rounds. It is fine to start with more rest at first, but it is important to
decrease to this level eventually.
Increase Rest between Workouts
Training too much or too hard weakens rather than strengthens your muscles. This does not mean that you should be lazy or stop working out altogether.
What it does mean is that you need rest between workouts. The amount of rest you need will be obvious to you if you pay attention to your body.
If you experience any symptoms of physical strain, you should increase the amount of rest between workouts. Examples are fatigue, lack of energy and
motivation, severe achiness in muscles and joints, headaches, or you get colds and other minor illnesses more often than usual. You might also have
some symptoms that directly affect your ability to do your MMA workout, such as decreased performance or even a lack of ability o do the exercises. If
these symptoms become a problem, add more rest in between your workouts.
Decrease Rest between Workouts
Here again, you will cause yourself injury and illness if you work sporadically and do not keep up a regular routine. You need rest between workouts,
but you do not need a summer vacation. Most people should workout three to five times per week with rest days built into the schedule. This allows the
body to heal and get ready for the next workout.
However, if you rest so much that your body begins to lose condition, you have gone too far. At that point, it is important to decrease the time in
between your workouts. For example, if you were doing an MMA workout twice a month, it would be just enough to stress the muscles but not enough to get
them into condition. Injuries are likely under this scenario. The best solution is to decrease the time you are resting.
Even if you have been on a regular workout schedule, there might be times you can benefit from shorter rests. Your weightlifting results might reach a
plateau on your normal plan. If you decrease rest, it is one way to kick-start your body back into progress.
There are two main things to remember about increasing and decreasing the rest between your workouts. First, getting the right amount of inner-workout
rest will increase your progress. Second, getting the right amount of rest before and after workouts will keep you healthy and prevent injuries while
you improve your Mixed Martial Arts fitness.