For a long time, the traditional wisdom seemed to dictate that the fighter with the most strength wins. It is possible for an MMA fighter to wonder whether he or she can get an advantage in the octagon by relying on powerlifting.
This article is evidence-based, verified by Blake Conner, Certified Strength, and Conditioning Specialist.
Traditionally, Muay Thai fighters and Kickboxers tend to shy away from weightlifting. Don’t be that guy. There is one big-time misconception that weightlifting will make your body bulky, hence impacting negatively of your speed.
So you’ve decided to get serious about lifting. You love the Squat like your mother’s peach cobbler. The Deadlift is like your long lost brother. Your spare bed is the Bench Press. Well, then it’s time for a PB busting new belt.