Apart from imposing itself as no. 1 in the world of martial arts in a competitive sense, Mixed Martial Arts or MMA is extremely good for recreationists as well. MMA has a positive effect on the psyche and confidence, and with proper nutrition and rest, it can improve general health. One should not neglect the fact that regular training and exercise regulate body mass and help build a strong and lean body.
Each martial art has a positive effects on the mind and body and in doing so engages many muscles. But every particular set of skills is in a way limited. That is, arts focused on one form of combat, affect the specific muscles that are required to perform this type of combat exclusively, while some other muscle groups end up being somewhat neglected.
For example, fast muscle fibers are engaged in karate when performing fast kicking techniques. Because of the insistence on distance and the rapid movements of the muscle, the muscles elongate slightly and the body becomes leaner over time, but due to the neglect of slow (slow-twitch) muscle fibers, the raw strength is not sufficiently developed. In judo or wrestling, it is a completely different story, since most fighters find themselves in a clinch, consuming a great deal of energy, and over time, slow muscle fibers develop. Due to prolonged force or resistance to force, muscle endurance and fast fibers are enhanced, but this ratio is disproportionate. After practicing one of these disciplines for a long time, we can see that on the one hand judo fighters and wrestlers are more muscular and stammering at the expense of speed, while karatists are faster and more explosive but not strong enough. The skeleton, especially the joints, as well as the tendons develop accordingly.
On the other hand, MMA moves complete muscular system and strengths the skeleton. For the reasons mentioned above, MMA is a great choice for anyone looking for recreation that will utilize all muscle groups at the same time and engage slow and fast muscle fibers alike. The recreational athlete will thrive in strength, speed and endurance which, we can safely say, is a recipe for health and longevity. So, you’re looking for a recreational MMA club, join us as soon as possible.
Often, people are hesitant to ask themselves how to even start training with nonexistent knowledge. Remember, no one is born skilled, and sometimes it’s better to know absolutely nothing than to have the wrong and misguided foreknowledge. After all, if you are a recreationist, no one is looking for top results, and no one will expect you to perform each technique properly to perfection. You are here in the first place for your own sake and always keep in mind that you will meet more students in the club who are at your level in terms of knowledge. Learning is gradual, but you will be surprised at your progress in just a few months.