Ultimate MMA Conditioning
I just picked up Joel Jamieson's book, Ultimate MMA Conditioning, and am reading through it. So far its great, and i am learning alot. When i picked up the package i was initially worried about the value of my purchase, as the book seemed kind of thin. But its 160 pages of all text, not one photograph or ad.
He goes into alot of detail on the three energy systems used for MMA and a ton of different protocols on how to optimally develop them. The training approach is centered around focusing on one fitness quality over an eight week block with additional maintenance on a secondary quality. Then you deload for a week or so and move onto to the next fitness quality. I'll admit when i first read this it seemed like old fashioned block periodization, which i thought had been deemed less effective.
I am enjoying the book because its more than just a bunch of exercises thrown together with no explanation of the how's and why's. Once i get through it and digest it all I will giving this programming a shot. Joel has trained a bunch of high level MMA guys, and was the S & C coach for Pride, which are pretty impressive credentials.