Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has taken center stage – bar none. From its almost barbaric humble beginnings to now consistently surpassing boxing (pay per views) MMA is here to stay. Fighters like B.J. Penn, Brock Lesnar, Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre have helped elevate MMA into the next stratosphere.
Even if you do not want to become a fighter training like one does have its benefits. Most fighters (except some of the heavyweights) look like carvings of warriors depicted in ancient Roman times. They spend many hours training to perfect their fighting art and their bodies typically reflect that.
Over the next few weeks’s we will bring you some articles on how you can piggy back some of these modern day warriors’ workouts. Here is a sample workout – remember this is a circuit style routine so keep moving and only break when you absolutely need to!
If your goal is to put on loads of mass this is not the routine for you – however if you would like to get shredded while also gain muscle you are in the right place.
Do 5 circuits – resting 2 to 3 minutes between sets.
Pushups – to failure
Squats – to failure with 125 pounds
Pull-ups – to failure
Box Jumps – 50 reps
After completing this routine your body will need protein to begin rebuilding the tissue you just destroyed – this is probably the single most important meal of the day!