Guide For The MMA Beginner

By Travis Laeghtner

People’s number one concern when ordering MMA gear is whether the gear will last or not. You know the story, it gets delivered, you try it on then you don’t train and don’t end up using it.

Later, you see how dusty it is, and you recall how you desired to work out in your MMA shorts. The best thing to do is bite the bullet and just train, but never fear this article will help you make sure that doesn’t happen.

Choosing the best MMA shorts will ensure a great workout and help you to lose weight. If you are ready for the maximum benefit, make this investment in your health.

Do some study, and consider what different styles MMA shorts like these offer, and compare that with your individual needs.

If you are a flexible fighter, be sure that your MMA shorts have side slits for a full range of motion. Also you could choose a pair that has a stretch panel underneath the shorts, and this will also aid in the flexibility of the MMA shorts, so if you’re a slimmer guy then choose a pair of MMA shorts that have a tailored fit to them. This will help the shorts look better with your slim legs, and no one wants to look like a flag pole.

MMA shorts provide you with the ability to select one with rip stop. Rip stop’s strength make it great for grappling sports, with tightly woven cotton which is quite strong.

Choosing the right brand of MMA shorts is crucial, and some of the top brands include Venum, Hayabusa and Bad Boy, and these MMA shorts may seem little on the pricey side, but if it means you’re actually going to enjoy your Training it will be well worth it!

Whether its fast music or watching your favorite UFC fights, make sure you are prepared with whatever motivates you before you train. What inspires you to work out and feel your best, and get these things ready even before your MMA shorts arrives and you’ll be three-quarters of the way there. Once you’ve got MMA gear and workout plans to go with it, you won’t be wasting time trying to develop a routine.

Make a workout plan and stick to it, regardless of your reasons for going into MMA. By writing down how long and what kind of workout you’ll be doing like; wrestling, stand up, grappling in week 1, 2, 3, 4 etc, you’ll get yourself psyched up for success, and remember that every time you workout, you are planting the seeds to be the best fighter you can be and by having a plan, you can see just how many seeds you’ve planted and even how long it will take to start reaping the results! Have fun with it and you’ll be motivated to achieve your Training goals and get maximum benefits from your MMA gear.

Track your progress and by tracking your progress every day, you get a major sense of accomplishment which snowballs into even greater training results, and I suggest you have ‘minimum goals’ like “Grapple for an hour a day” or “I’ll do 5-30 second intervals in stand up.You will quickly surpass these milestones, which will raise your confidence levels.

Travis Laeghtner is currently a writer for The MMA Zone. I have written in the field of mixed martial arts for over 10 years, ever since the UFC 1. If you are interested in reading more of his work you can find more at

Guide For The MMA Beginner