Something in my gut was telling me that the secret to taking Bruno’s MMA workouts to the next level lied in circuit training.
Two of my athletes – pro MMAist Bruno Carvalho after a recent Team Golden Glory workout & “regular guy” Aaron…after losing 35+ pounds!
After all, Randy Couture (first UFC fighter to win championships in two weight classes and the guy that had Joe Rogan yelling “that man is my hero!”) became known for his barbell circuit workouts, and his profile in a recent issue of “Muscle & Fitness” magazine shows he still relies heavily on circuit training.
Then I remembered the legendary Bruce Lee being a huge fan of circuit training. The book “The Art of Expressing the Human Body” detailed how Lee was a huge proponent of PHA (Peripheral Heart Action) – a type of circuit training created by Bob Gajda, a Mr. America-winning bodybuilder who went on to be one of the world’s most prominent kinesiotherapists and sports trainers.
And I knew that Gajda’s PHA system worked wonders, as another workout I designed based on Gajda’s PHA principles helped my client Aaron lose 35+ pounds and got him in such good shape that he was doing 175 Medicine Ball Burpees in under 20 minutes.
But as good as all that was, I knew it wasn’t enough. Bruno still needed a way to add in specific work to get stronger, faster, and more explosive.
After all, legendary catch wrestler Karl Gotch is famous for saying “Conditioning is the Greatest Hold”, but even supreme conditioning won’t win a fight if you’re simply too weak or too slow.
So I started tinkering, adding in strength-building methods proven to work in my other programs, as well as the absolute newest and latest stuff I’d been personally experimenting with.
Before long, I knew I had a masterpiece in my hands.