Danny Castillo Kettlebell MMA Conditioning Workout

Danny Castillo Kettlebell MMA Conditioning Workout

October 2, 2014
Updated April 12, 2018
Category: Fitness

Workout Summary

Training for combat sports such MMA, boxing, or wrestling requires an incredible amount of endurance to compete at the highest levels. Elite fighters need the conditioning to out last their opponent for every second of each five minute round. Fighters do not rely on traditional aerobic conditioning though, MMA training should focus on improving anaerobic capacity. The Kettlebell MMA Conditioning Workout combines Kettlebell supersets with interval training to whip anyone into shape, fighter or not. This workout is so effective, UFC superstar Danny Castillo incorporates it into his pre fight training to push his conditioning to the next level! Grab a kettlebell and get to work!

Workout Instructions

Perform each Kettlebell exercise in Group A for 30 seconds back to back with little to no rest in between each kettlebell exercise. After completing one round of Kettlebell group A, rest 30 seconds before repeating for a total of 5 rounds. Repeat for Kettlebell groups B and C.

A1: Kettlebell Around the Body to Press – 5 rounds x 30 seconds.
A2: Double Kettlebell Plank with Alternating Step Out – 5 rounds x 30 seconds.

B1: Kettlebell Around the Body to Pullover- 5 rounds x 30 seconds.
B2: Double Kettlebell Plank to Hop In – 5 rounds x 30 seconds.

C1: Kettlebell Around the Body to Squat – 5 rounds x 30 seconds.
C2. Double Kettlebell Plank to Hinge Hop In – 5 rounds x 30 seconds.

Other Workout Details

Workout Created By: Mark De Grasse
Workout Demonstrated By: Danny Castillo
Equipment Used: Onnit Kettlebells

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