Archive for September, 2010
Just for the record, *I* don’t think I’m a genius…well maybe just a little (LOL …I was called that by a guy who read what I’m about to tell you about.
You prolly already know what density training is, but in case you don’t, here’s the cliff-notes version on it:
Do more work in the same period of time, the same amount of work in less time, or the best case scenario, more work in less time.
Popularized by Charles Staley, an example of his style of density training would be to pick an exercise and perform it for a set time – say 250 lbs. barbell squats for 10 mins. Do as many reps as you can in that 10 mins with good form.
The next workout, you do the same exercise with the same weight for the same time (250 lbs. barbell squats for 10 mins), but you try to get at least one more rep than you did last time.
Your workout is more ‘dense’ – more work done in the same amount of time.
Another way of looking at density training is simply going for a jog. Say you’ve got a route you run, and it’s exactly 2.4 miles. Each time you run it, you try to match your time, or better yet, run it just a little faster.
Again, your workout is more dense – the same work done in less time.
Problem with most density training workouts is that they only focus on increasing density from one angle – either time or volume. But what if you had a way to do both…at the same time…in the same program?
That’s exactly what you do in the Championship Edition 2.0 MMA workout program.
See, MMAists have be able to not only perform at a super-intense level, but be able to do it for extended periods of time (b/c of the nature of the sport of MMA itself). Density training fits the bill pretty damn good.
Problem is that once you start getting super-intense, all that work can end up draining a fighter’s recovery…esp their nervous system.
But that’s not the case if you attack density training from two different angles at once…it allows you to do the same thing in two different ways (all while keeping you from overtraining).
If I don’t say so myself, it’s a pretty smart way of going about things. Like I had it put to me from a satisfied customer:
“…approaching conditioning from both ends is f@cking genius. I was doing it from the intensity point of view only…”
Wanna try it for yourself?
Tags: density training, mma conditioning, mma workout program, over training, staley
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I screwed up. Kinda. Actually, I didn’t screw anything up. What I did was just completely miss a few emails.
Yeah…I’m makin’ about NO sense right now, huh?
Here’s the deal – you’ve prolly heard of my buddy Tom Venuto. He’s the dude behind “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” (like the best selling diet ebook on the intrawebs of all time). He’s a former bodybuilder, nutritionist, trainer, and a bunch of other stuff I forget right now.
Not to mention he’s an all-around cool dude.
Well, y’all might remember a few months back he put out a new book called the “Holy Grail”. It’s all about losing bodyfat and building muscle at the same time. Tons of science in it, but written w/us regular folks in mind – easy to read, and even easier to implement.
When the book was promoted before, it was sort of a ‘trial run’ so-to-speak. You know, pre-sells and that kinda stuff. He’s about to release it ‘for real’ (or something like that) and has been giving away a ton of cool free reports to hype up the product launch.
(You know how these kinda things work.)
Well, being busy w/a ton of other stuff, I’ve pretty much missed ALL the build-up, giveaways, and all that other stuff. Yay me…way to be on the ball. LOL
As it turns out, Tom is releasing the book today. (Told you I was late on it.)
BUT, you should be able to still go get all the cool free stuff Tom was offering. Yeah, you’ll have to enter your email and all that kinda stuff…like I said, y’all should know how this kinda thing works by now. Besides, if the info is coming from Tom, it’s gonna be good. You can bet on that.
=>The Holy Grail of Building Muscle and Losing Fat REVEALED (60-mins mp3 plus transcript)
Now, y’all know I’m a huge fan if Intermittent Fasting (only eating at the end of the day). BUT, it’s just not for everybody. And that’s cool.
If you’re somebody that’s just not into IF, you’re looking to try something else, (or you just like getting freebies), check out Tom’s stuff.
I mean jeez…can’t beat the price, right?
Be sure to tell him Wiggy sent ya…
Tags: burn the fat, holy grail workout book, tom venuto
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Well, I wasn’t sure how many people were gonna agree w/some of what I said about the judging at Saturday night’s UFC 119. But given the feedback I got, it looks like the internet forum fanboys aren’t the only ones who thought the judging was suspect.
I think there are a few reasons why the judging is so strange in MMA at times.
1 – some judges still just don’t know WTF they’re looking at (and NO, I’m not gonna name names)
2 – clashes in styles (more on that in a second)
3 – regardless of what they’re supposed to do, I think judges give more weight to certain things than others, which leads into…
4 – see #1
See, here’s the thing. Everybody bitches about wrestlers and ‘lay and pray’. Problem is this though…you’ve got guys that are fighting each other whose styles clash into a situation, where, if the judge doesn’t know WTF he’s looking at, he can’t (necessarily) score it accurately.
Say a wrestler is fighting a BJJ black belt. The wrestler shoots in for the takedown, and the BJJer may fight it, or if the shot is real good, he’ll just go with it and pull guard, b/c as a BJJer, pulling guard is actually his offensive position. But then it looks like the wrestler went for something, got it, and ‘imposed his will’. But did he?
Then you’ve got what I call the “Sugar Ray Leonard” syndrome.
In his heyday, Sugar Ray was notorious for ‘surviving’ a round, not really pressing any offense or trying to do anything, being able to keep from absorbing any punishment, then land a few jabs or a combination or two in the last 15-30 secs to ‘steal’ the round.
Well, now you’ve got wrestlers (many times) doing the same thing in the MMA w/takedowns.
It’s all within the rules (even if everybody thinks….knows?…it’s really kinda bullshit), and it gets the “W”, but it ends up
making for lousy fights and pissed off fans.
If the orgs/feds/commissions wanna change this, then they’re gonna have to change the rules and/or how points are scored.
They did it to BJJers. It’s no secret that traditional BJJ (or even Gracie Jiu-Jitsu – as was made famous in the UFC) had to be adapted to MMA as it was sanctioned in the States. BJJ is a very passive art, where you conserve energy, wait for you opponent to make a mistake, and capitalize on it.
(Hence many of Royce’s old fights going so long, and even the idea that when he fought in the 2000 Pride Grand Prix, that he wanted unlimited rounds – special rules just for him.)
Not in sanctioned MMA, though – too boring and not enough aggressiveness. The art had to be changed and adapted to make it more viewer and fan-friendly. Well, if they don’t want fans to keep getting pissed off, they may have to do the same w/the takedowns.
If I were you, though, I wouldn’t wait around for the rules to get changed. Prolly ain’t happening any time soon.
So, if you’re a fighter, and don’t want this kinda thing happening to you, you’d best better be able to impose your will, strategy, fighting style, and gameplan on your opponent.
And if you don’t wanna get beat in the last 30 secs of a round, you’d damn well better be in shape.
Because being gassed at the end of the round is a SURE WAY to let that guy get those takedowns, score those points w/the judges (that may or may not know WTF they’re looking at), and maybe even cost you the fight.
Nobody wants to lose like that…really…esp if it’s happening b/c you’re just too damn tired to keep it from going down that way.
Don’t be too tired. Have a better gas tank. Be more explosive. Have more strength. Be able to outwork and out-hustle your opponent.
How? Simple – get the ‘Championship Edition 2.0′ MMA workout program.
Tags: BJJ, mma rules, mma workout, royce gracie, ufc workout
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Well, we had UFC 119 last night…and in what is getting to become more and more commonplace in the sport of MMA, we had some what many think is just lousy judging to go along with it.
(Kinda funny that all the MMA fanboys talk about the bad judging in boxing all the time…now it’s carrying over to MMA as well.)
Crazy thing is that it happened not only once, but TWICE on the same card!
As much I’ve been a fan of Sherk over the years, he just didn’t deserve to win that fight. Hell, 3 major MMA news sites all scored it 2 rounds to 1 for Dunham.
(And WTF was it w/Sherk looking like he was getting tired at the end of the 3rd? Since when does he gas?)
But that wouldn’t be the end, as the judges of the Bade/Lil Nog fight ended up deciding that getting in a takedown or two (even if you do nothing with it) is enough to win a round in the last 30 secs or so…even if you lost the other 4:30 of it.
Oh, and a few MMA news sites I checked this morning had Lil Nog winning that one, too.
When you’ve got Dana White sending out how much the judges suck via his Twitter account *during* the event…well…guess there just isn’t much more to say.
There is, however, one MAJOR lesson everybody should learn from this:
NEVER LEAVE IT UP TO THE JUDGES
If you’re a fighter, the absolute worst thing you could do is to let your fight go to a decision. Judges in combat sports in general have proven too many times that the guy who deserves to win the fight isn’t always the one w/his hand raised at the end of the night.
Same goes in ‘regular’ life. Whenever you’re doing any sorta task, unless it’s completely necessary, NEVER let it come down to the point where you have to rely or depend on the opinion of somebody else.
In either kinda scenario, you should always strive to win on your own terms…or at the very least, in such overly convincing fashion that there is NO QUESTION that you just won (no matter what you’re talking about).
And if you’re gonna do that, one of the best things you can do is be in the best shape you possible can be in. Having an advantage in strength, power, conditioning, explosiveness, recovery, how much work you can do, etc is something that puts you in a position to
always be ready to win…
…and win on your own terms.
That’s what the “Championship Edition 2.0″ MMA workout can help you prepare for. A complete 4-phase fight prep program, this workout gets you stronger and gives you better wind, only to take that strength and build explosiveness, to add in intense/paced conditioning, and then to bring it all together with ‘power-conditioning’ – a type of training that makes you not only super explosive, but makes you be able to explode time after time after time after timer…all without getting tired.
And if you’re not competing in the cage, but just in life itself…well…you trying to say that being in the best possible shape still couldn’t help you?
Damn right it could.
So don’t let your ‘wins’ and ‘losses’ be determined by somebody else that might or might not know WTF they’re doing. Don’t leave any doubt to as who the winner is…
Tags: championship edition 2.0, dana white twitter, sherk dunham, ufc 119
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Just got in an early cardio workout – and never did any actual ‘cardio’ (how awesome is that?).
I actually just did a workout from my own Working Class Cardio. (Crazy, huh? You always see the fitness ‘gurus’ telling people what to do…but they never do their own workouts. Well, I do.)
I keep telling folks that you can get great cardio, lose a ton of bodyfat, build a strong heart & lungs, and a bunch of other kickass stuff without every actually having to do “cardio”.
B/c let’s face it…cardio sucks. Right? You know it and I know it.
But you still gotta have great cardio, right? So just how are you supposed to build great cardio if you never do….a cardio workout?
Simple – work your ass off, and hardly rest while doing it. (Notice I said ‘simple’ – not ‘easy’.)
For example, my workout had me doing a bunch of bodyweight GPP (can you say 500+ reps of different types of jacks and skiers?), a bunch of heavy one-armed DB snatches, more GPP (jeez…*another* 500 jacks?), Swings out the ying-yang, and jumps thrown in…you know… just because.
Never rested more than 30 secs at a time, and the whole workout was done in under 30 mins.
Think I didn’t just improve my cardio? Damn right I did.
Wanna learn more?
(Oh, and FWIW, I think if everybody started off their day w/hard, intense workouts in the crisp, fall air, there’d be a lot less problems in the world today. At least that’s what I think…)
Check it out -> have cardio w/o doing cardio
Tags: cardio workout, working class cardio workout
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