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The Science of MMA

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A wise man makes more opportunities than he finds - Francis Bacon

In this online course Dr Jason Gillis and The MMA Training Bible will teach you how your body powers the repeated high intensity efforts that dominate MMA. When you understand this, not only will you appreciate why you fatigue or gas-out in the cage, but you’ll know how to bring about specific metabolic adaptations and optimize your performance on fight day.

Course Goals

The goal of this eight-part video training course is to explore the Science of MMA. In it, you’ll learn about the metabolic demands of MMA, how to build unstoppable endurance, the basics of muscle structure and function, how to build explosive strength and power, how to avoid over-training, all about warm-ups and flexibility, how to organize a training program, and how to implement a performance testing battery.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will:


  • Understand how food is converted to energy, and what ATP is.
  • Understand what the ATP-PCr system is and how it works and recognize performance adaptations that result from training the ATP-PCr system.
  • Understand how anaerobic glycolysis works and specify performance adaptations that arise from targeting anaerobic glycolysis.
  • Identify how ATP is produced in aerobic energy metabolism and understand performance adaptations that arise from targeting aerobic energy systems.
  • Appreciate how all energy systems work together.
  • Understand the pros and cons of low and high intensity training.
  • Know how to manipulate movement pattern, work interval, rest interval and exercise intensity to train: Aerobic energy systems; Glycolytic energy systems; Other metabolic processes and The ATP-PCr system.
  • Understand the complexity of muscles and how they contract.
  • Understand different muscle fiber types and their properties.
  • Be familiar with the factors that influence strength and power development.
  • Identify the different training adaptations that can result from well-designed MMA conditioning program.
  • Understand fundamental training principles.
  • All about selecting exercises.
  • Identify the optimal order of exercises.
  • Determine training frequency based on training status.
  • Assign load & repetitions based on the training goal.
  • Assign training volumes according to the athletes training status & training goal.
  • Determine resting period lengths based on the training goal.
  • Appreciate how your body responds to training.
  • Explain the general adaptation syndrome.
  • Define overtraining, supercompensation and a mal-adaptation to training. 
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of overtraining.
  • Understand how to lower your risk of overtraining.
  • Components of a pre-exercise warm-up
  • ID the factors that affect flexibility
  • Select & apply appropriate stretching methods to increase joint range of motion.
  • Understand key concepts in periodization.
  • Appreciate the art and science of periodization.
  • Identify the five phases of a fight plan; General preparatory phase; Fight-specific phase; Fight camp; The taper; The transition.
  • Understand how to implement a testing battery to assess physical and mental performance in the following domains: Psychological skills and mood; Body size and composition; Flexibility; Muscular power, strength, endurance; An/aerobic performance, and Sport-specific performance.

Course Overview

In this course you will learn all about the Science of MMA. Check out the session descriptions below to see exactly what we’ll cover:

Session 1: The Metabolic Demands of MMA

  • This session will explore energy metabolism basics; The ATP-PCr system; Anaerobic glycolysis; Aerobic energy metabolism; How energy systems work together.

Session 2: Building Unstoppable Endurance

  • In this session you will learn about Low vs. High intensity training, movement patterns, and how to train the different energy systems (workouts included!)

Session 3: Muscle Structure & Function

  • In this session you will learn about basic muscle structure & function; muscle fibers; factors influencing strength & power; adaptations to strength and power training.

Session 4: Building Explosive Strength & Power

  • In this session you will learn about training principles; exercise selection; exercise order; training frequency; training load and repetitions; training volume; rest periods.

Session 5: How to Avoid Overtraining

  • In this session you will learn how your body responds to training; over-training signs and symptoms; reducing the risk.

Session 6: Warm-ups & Flexibility

  • In this session you will learn all about Warm-ups; Maximising flexibility with minimal stretching

Session 7: Periodization in MMA

  • In this session you will learn Key concepts in periodization; The art of periodization; The science of periodization; the structure of a fight plan.

Session 8: Performance Testing in MMA

  • In this session you will learn how to implement tests for Psychological skills and mood; Body size and composition; Flexibility; Muscular power, strength, endurance; An/aerobic performance, and Sport-specific performance.

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