Whether you are into boxing, kickboxing/Muay Thai or BJJ/MMA, additional strength training using free weights helps you sculpt your physique by training harder and longer, and achieving greater success. Improving your physical performance, power, resistance, core stability and endurance will also help in your day-today life, not just in your chosen martial arts. Here are five great reasons why you should improve your strength and conditioning using free weights.
Increase lean muscle mass
As we get older, our lean muscle mass slowly decreases over time and eventually turns to fat. The way to prevent this happening is to take up free weight training, because this helps to continually build lean muscle mass, which is essential for martial arts training. In the process of building lean muscle mass, and if your diet is healthy, you will also lose fat, sculpting your physique and achieving your goals faster.