Improving your Flexibility through MMA
Mixed Martial Arts is a great sport that requires flexibility on its fighters. It is quite evident that everyone who is stiff is bound to fail in this sport. Many may ask; why? The answer is quite simple. Flexible people are in a position to maneuver their bodies to perform many moves. This is important in MMA as a sport. Failure to perform this will lead to a person losing the fight to an opponent. A careful look into the need of flexibility will help you understand better.
Mixed Martial Arts involves wrestling, grappling, and striking. To be victorious in this sport, one has to be able to well all rounded in all the three moves. With the ability to wrestle, strike, and grapple from any angle, it is easy to subdue your opponent. This can only be possible if one is flexible.
Striking involves the use of both an individual’s arms and legs. This needs one to be able to stretch these body parts well over a fight. Flexibility thus becomes important in this section. An individual that is not flexible may not be in a position to make strikes that will reach the opponent and will not be in a position to shield him/her from strikes coming from the opponent. For this reason, an individual needs to be able to throw strikes that count in a match.
Grappling involves holding an individual and pinning this one down. To be able to succeed in this, one should be flexible to maneuver around to keep the opponent locked no matter what move the opponent makes to free themselves. Flexibility will also help an individual maneuver around to get free from the grip of an opponent. This shows how important flexibility is to a Mixed Martial Arts fighter thus creating the need for frequent exercise and the need to keep fit to be victorious.
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