Training the Trainer : MMA Workout

Challenge yourself.


Al's MMA Workout.
Everybody needs training - even me.

Luckily, I got to be on the other end of a training session recently - with Matt Ruskin, an MMA fighter, ex-marine, and all around badass.

Matt took me a bit out of my element by giving me an MMA (mixed martial arts) style workout. As he points out, "MMA training challenges your equilibrium by constantly making you switch from being on the ground to being on your feet."

The exercises we did all involve explosive changes in direction, and when all was said and done, I was pretty beat.


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Al Kavadlo

Al Kavadlo is a personal trainer based in New York, New York; and the author of superb books such as We're Working Out: A Zen Approach to Everyday Fitness (review), Raising the Bar : The Definitive Guide to Bar Calisthenics and Pushing the Limits! Total Body Strength With No Equipment.

Swing by his blog for regular updates on bodyweight strength-training, conditioning, and nutrition. You'll also find him on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Youtube and Google+. And, of course, in Gymchat 223 - Progressive Calisthenics. Fantastic conversation.



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