Most needed muscle

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POLL: Most needed muscle
Back 22% (8)
Bicep 0% (0)
Tricep 3% (1)
Legs 33% (12)
Abs 33% (12)
Chest 8% (3)
Pitbull09
8/9/07 1:55:03AM
So what do you guys think should be worked most in weight training to make a good mma fighter, i know it matters kind of what style your going off of but say the part and then the style. I think back is most needed on the ground, matt hughes always says a lot of his workout are for his back.
Svartorm
8/9/07 2:09:46AM
I'd actually say grip is most important. You can defend damn near any sub if you've got a good grip, and a good grip helps tremendously with submissions, especially when dudes are getting sweaty.
richieb19
8/9/07 2:18:00AM

Posted by Svartorm

I'd actually say grip is most important. You can defend damn near any sub if you've got a good grip, and a good grip helps tremendously with submissions, especially when dudes are getting sweaty.

How did I know you would say this lol...
kevietre
8/9/07 2:39:31AM
grip is def. important as well as legs since leg kicks take a lot out of a fighter whether throwing them or recieving them. Plus you need good footwork, legs are nessecary for guard and submissions on the ground therefore legs need to be strong.
Mastodon2
8/9/07 9:34:12AM
Grip is important, but Abs and core muscles are important also.

Legs obviously are essential for striking, as punching power comes from the legs and core muscles, strength in grapping comes from the legs and core muscles.

Basically, Legs and core muscles are the most important imo. After that, Arms, chest and back for striking power and more grappling power, and neck muscles too, to stabilise your head.
alvin
8/9/07 1:38:39PM
I'd say neck for safety reasons, then back and abs for core. Punches and kicks get power from core and hip rotation, not the actual muscles in the legs and arms/shoulders. If that was the case, Sapp and Waterman would be the best strikers, not a guy like Anderson (the "stick") silva. CC just has freakish legs, so he's an exception.
ultimatefight56
8/9/07 3:09:01PM
Abs because if your a wrestler or Judo fighter you need to have core strength to preform throws and slams
_GSP_
8/9/07 5:34:07PM
sure its the legs but its an unfair comparison because its got more than one muscle compared to the other choice like bicep , tricep , chess
akumairon
8/9/07 9:26:08PM
back - because alot of your power comes from there
grip - because it saves your ass in grapeling
legs- look at cro cop enough said
Rush
8/11/07 10:39:56AM
I would say your heart, because all the strength in the world can't help you if you have no gas tank.
jdubs
8/11/07 10:43:48AM
i would have to say your balls, if they are not strong it will hurt real bad when kicked there
ncordless
8/11/07 12:26:31PM

Posted by Rush

I would say your heart, because all the strength in the world can't help you if you have no gas tank.




Yes, the heart. Take away your heart and no mma fighter will do well.

Also, I think Tito would have a tough time fighting without his tongue.
casey64
8/11/07 5:51:42PM
gotta have the leg muscle it is even the most strongest.
cmill21
8/11/07 6:06:17PM
Legs(everything comes from there)
Core(everything else comes from there lol)
Ultimate_fighter
8/18/07 8:27:20PM
i say abs, u need core strength to take ur opponents down, and hold them there... and grip like everyone else is saying as well, the more grip the easier to perform submissions
TOMMYAYO05
8/19/07 3:58:06AM
Really im going to say chest because my legs arent the strongest but i becnh press 365 and i throw people around when i wrestle like nothing and also pick them up for slams.
Svartorm
8/19/07 4:08:15AM
I used to roll with a roidhead who benched 575lbs and there wasn't a damn thing I could do to the guy. Of course he'd gas in about five minute, but it was five minutes of me fighting for my life, if I didn't get forearm choked to death in the mean time.
lance70301
8/22/07 4:44:57PM

Posted by ultimatefight56

Abs because if your a wrestler or Judo fighter you need to have core strength to preform throws and slams



I have to agree, abs are you core. Without strong abs the rest of your body will never reach its peak potenial.
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