The Doorbuster: An MMA Timing Inspired Workout for Kettlebell, Bodyweight, and Optional Ultimate Sandbag
While I was working on Mike Medrano's interview for Dragon Door last week, the idea of creating a conditioning workout based on the timing of an fight was just too intriguing not to try.
So, on Black Friday in total rebellion of the usual activities most folks were doing, we headed out to the park with a workout I jokingly named "the Doorbuster." Get Ups feature prominently in this workout also because of Mike's interview -- he mentioned that they were especially useful for thefighter as he'd used them to from the ground during a fight. Thinking about what I know about the , it made sense -- even to someone who isn't directly involved with .
I really enjoyed talking with , a recently certified Instructor who is a pro fighter, and also just an all around very cool guy. His lifelong interest in lifting and athletics have helped form his unique year round approach to training. Check out his interview here on DragonDoor.com. In other news, click over to and see if you can play the little game going on. I'll be curious to see how
One of my firstclients really got into it in a big big big way - she started training with me at the very beginning and it feels like a million years ago. I remember meeting her in a park and teaching her how to do a swing for the first time. We also went through the and then we just had a little time to do 1 arm swings. We continued to train and swap recipes over the following months. She began to make rapid progress, mainly due to the diligence of her at-home practice along with attention to detail. As a musician, she understood the importance of practice and applied this towards her workouts.
Today got off to a GREAT start when I met some friends at The Jungleand Fitness here in Orlando. Seth Petruzelli, the gym owner and a pro fighter and his friend, local top personal JT agreed to try out the (Functional Movement Screen) after I sent them a few articles about how the screen is being used by NFL teams, and pro athletes of all varieties. The super cool thing about the is that really anyone can benefit from finding imbalances or shortcomings in their movement patterns.
After talking with several RKC Team Leader Tommy Blom recently, I was inspired to make a workout following the timing of an fight. Especially since several of my Winter Park small group members are fans of the sport. fights are 3 rounds at 5 minutes per round - and well - as in video editing or public speaking we all know... 5 minutes can be a VERY long time.fighters and especially with