Hey now…it wasn’t THAT type of conversation!
(No “bow-chicka-wow-wow” moments here. Sorry. lol)
She stopped me because she’d seen me do a lot of “different” type of stuff in my workouts. Stuff you don’t see in the gym every day. You know, exercises like:
A guy who climbs into the cage and throws down has a lot of different physical needs. He needs to be fast for lightning-quick takedowns and massive KO power. He needs to be strong so he can maintain advantage and dominate his opponent when he’s on the ground, grappling for position.
And cardio…well…tell me what fighter doesn’t want to have a bigger gas tank? Especially when several top-name guys have lost fights (and even championships) because they weren’t in shape.
Hell, Brock Lesnar won the UFC HW belt, due in large part to his strength and speed. UFC legend Matt Hughes dominated his way to several title defenses (and even tapping out Royce Gracie) because he was able to combine great wrestling and BJJ with superior strength, speed, and cardio.
But what do Mark Coleman, Tito Ortiz, and BJ Penn all have in common? Aside from being former champions, they all also lost huge fights in their career…
…simply because they gassed out.
Sometimes you can’t help it if the guy across the cage just has better skills than you. But you never have an excuse for not being in top condition.
Back to my conversation.
She was starting to get the point and realize why MMA workouts like I do are important to fighters. But what about me personally? Am I a fighter? If not, why would I do this sort of training?
I told her that I’m not a fighter, nor do I compete. I do train and design workouts for a number of fighters, BJJers, and more. But I also like to help out the “regular guy”.
Because every “regular guy” wants to be in the same kinda shape that fighters are in. I know I do. I want to be strong and fast and have great cardio.
“Yeah, I guess…” she said. She wasn’t getting it.“Think of it like this,” I replied. “Does your husband watch MMA?”
“Sure – it’s on all the time.”
“Does he have the same physique the fighters he watches do?”
“No – not really.”
“Would you like it if he did?”
Her eyes lit up. The light bulb went off. Now, she got it.
By now, she was starting to see not only why what she has seen me do really works, but why it’s the kinda thing a fighter should do. Or a regular guy who just wants to be in top fighting shape.She asked me if she could get a sample workout…I guess the bit about her husband being in top shape and looking like a pro fighter got her thinking. lol
I told her I’d be glad to give her one. In fact, I’d hook her up with the very workout I did that day – which just so happened to be a variation of the very first workout from my #1 program, “Working Class Fitness – Killer MMA Workouts”. But I upped the ante even further.
As it so happened, a fighter I’ve designed several workouts for (he’s Top 10 at 185 in Europe, now competing at 170) emailed me earlier that morning. He’s teammates with another fighter who is next in line for a UFC title shot. He needed to start training for his next fight, so he went to my guy for help because he’s always in such great shape.
What did they do? The very same workout I’m talking about – the one from “WCF – Killer MMA Workouts”. The guy loved it and can’t wait to do more.
Listen, I’d like to send you a copy of the workout they did, if that’s cool with you. I actually have a short youtube video that will tell you all about it.
Do me (and yourself) a favor and check out the video – it’ll only take you about 3 minutes…