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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Xrave, May 23, 2008.

  1. Xrave Green Belt

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    not sure if this is the right place for this but here's the source for it.

    Before preparing for our cover shoot, White weighed 217 pounds. By cycling his carb intake and intensifying his workouts, he dropped over 20 pounds in four weeks, weighing in at 196 on the day of the shoot. "I'm glad Men's Fitness came along," he says. "I need a reason to work out. I've been boxing my whole life, so I get bored with it sometimes. When I get bored of boxing, I'll get more into lifting weights. We're trying to get my bench to 315 now."

    RING CIRCLES:
    Skips laterally around a boxing ring for a few minutes to warm up.

    SHADOWBOXING:
    Three rounds.

    PAD WORK:
    Throws punch combinations on focus mitts for four to six rounds.

    MILE RUN:
    White runs on the treadmill.

    JUMP ROPE:
    Nine minutes.

    WEIGHT TRAINING:
    White focuses on chest, shoulders, and triceps one day, then back, legs, and biceps another, alternating heavy and light days. "Chest day takes a long time," he says. "We're big into fuckin' benching." [Laughs].


    315 hes almost benching are you KIDDING ME!!!

    Dana White's Workout - Men's Fitness
     
  2. rammsteiner** Banned Banned

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    That's nice...too bad he has nothing to use any of that training for.
     
  3. Xrave Green Belt

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    lol i know
     
  4. xrept Purple Belt

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    Dana would kick the shit out of any non-fighter and probaly some of the fighters on this forum with ease. I remember watching that white-tito thing on spike, Dana can box.
     
  5. Judo Fro Blue Belt

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    Dana's antics and ego bugs but he's probably the toughest out of all the promoters. Can the affliction guy fight?
     
  6. Joey Juarez Amateur Fighter

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    Who really knows about the numbers Dana puts up, but when he weighed in to box Tito he was in shape. He might not be in perfect shape, but he could still out box alot of people
     
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  8. Boston170 Down with Obomunism

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    I don't think he benches over 300.
     
  9. utd1977 Orange Belt

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    no way he benches over 300
     
  10. Joey M. Black Belt

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    Uh, Matt Lindland (SportFight) would eat Dana's lunch.
     
  11. lsa Maître d' at The Pussy Lounge

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    hmmm I see a new ppv coming up.
    I wonder what numbers would be if the main event was Shaw vs White.
    Fedor as the ref and Randy can do the commentate and do post fight interviews.

    Isn't Bruce Buffer a black belt in BJJ?
    And the Ferttitas both do BJJ.
     
  12. Cindy Blue Belt

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    DW didn't specifically weight train while preparing for his bout with Tito because it hinders his boxing. His conditioning, hand speed, accuracy and ability to bob and weave were his priorities, not the way he looked physically.

    The Mens Fitness gig was different. How he physically looked and how he got that way was the focus. While he was photographed in work attire as well as without a shirt on, it was decided he would be featured looking "presidential" without trying to focus on the physicality aspect.

    To me, it seemed like a very strategic alternative that would allow for some decent crossover in a variety of demographics because DW, while certainly being one-of-a-kind, appeals to a wide range of folks because the sport of MMA is all about diversity. Smart move, IMO.

    The other side of the coin looks like this; he made the cover of a fitness magazine yet there wasn't a single shirtless or training photo used in the feature. The rumors about airbrushing and photoshopping began to circulate and his crew made him aware of it. The validity of what was written came into question which included his commitment to the strict diet published as well as the workout program he claimed to have followed. There wasn't a single picture published where he even had on a short-sleeve shirt so... WTF? It's a FITNESS magazine.

    I have seen the shape he is in and it far exceeds the improvement viewers saw documented in the Spike TV "Bad Blood" Tito vs. DW special. After getting an updated photo a week ago I thought he should get MF to post more of the pictures they took and didn't use because the "haters" simply didn't want to believe he was "worthy" of being the cover boy (which is completely understandable, IMO).

    We spoke last night and there will be training footage similar to the regimen detailed in MF as well as pictures of the shape he is in released late next week through an undisclosed source that will be made available to the public. Folks can then decide for themselves if DW did the work or if Mens Fitness photoshopped the cover.

    There is a difference between airbrushing to add color or disguise imperfections and altering the shape of something in order to make it more appealing. The cover wasn't shopped.

    Just thought I would share;)

    Cindy
     
  13. charles81076 Blue Belt

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    Why do you think you know what he benches?
    I am 6' 185lbs and I bench 295.
    Dana is quite a bit bigger than me. I see no reason why he cant get 315.
     
  14. Cindy Blue Belt

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    I think it is understandable folks have doubts because it is Dana and he can be quite controversial at times.

    IIRC, they are filming on his "heavy day" and the goal to lift is 310-315 pounds. We'll have to wait and see how it goes.

    It would be fun for those who doubt him to make screen name/signature bets with those who do;)

    Cindy
     
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    Yeah, the Affliction guy, if you mean Tom Atencio then he has a 1-0 MMA record, and I think he has trained with Josh Barnett.
     
  16. kaipo13 Brown Belt

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    I don't see why it's so hard to believe that Dana could lift 3 plates, he's kinda in shape and about 200lbs, sounds about right to me.
     
  17. mtnbikerfromoc Blue Belt

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    dana may be the toughest president of a promotion company. Wait is bas president of ifl?
     
  18. charles81076 Blue Belt

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    Yeah, its weird how people think just because they dont like someone that he he is bad at everything.
    Or maybe it's just because they struggle with 135 that they cant believe someone else can bench over 300.
    I'm sure he doesnt rep it for ten, but 315 for one rep is not hard to believe at all.
     
  19. charles81076 Blue Belt

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    No.
     
  20. charles81076 Blue Belt

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    Cindy,
    I have noticed that you seem to be very well informed on the activities of the UFC.
    You always seem to be right about everything you post, and you are a little to well spoken for the average sherdogger. Do you work for Zuffa or something?
     

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