Train like the Muscle Shark

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  1. jsun

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    Ramsdale: "Sean supersets everything together to get as much work done in the shortest time possible, and to elevate his heart rate as much as he can during all of his workouts. He will usually do eight to 12 reps in four to five supersets, with no more than one minute rest in between them."

    Resistance Shots
    Ramsdale: "Sean does resistance shots with a large belt around his waist, attached to two strong elastic cables with handles. A partner stands behind him, providing resistance. As Sean does the repeated shots, the partner moves forward slightly. Sean does these straight ahead to improve the speed and strength of his shots. He'll start by doing two to three sets of 10 to 12 reps, but then, as his conditioning improves, these numbers go way up."


    Monday Morning

    Submission grappling (five minutes on, one minute off, 45 minutes total training)
    Thai boxing (five five-minute rounds, 25 minutes total training)

    BREAK: lunch, nap

    Afternoon

    Caveman training (five five-minute rounds)

    Round 1

    Elliptical
     
  2. ThinkGreen

    ThinkGreen Der √úbermensch

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    Sweet, I'm gonna be the Muscle Shark Jr.
     
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    *sigh*

    "Weightlifting
     
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    Zerocrew1984 Banned Banned

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    thats pretty intense stuff there. i'd die.
     
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    Chaseg1520 Green Belt

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    lol... I was laughing more at the intense arm work... a skull crusher is a very common tricep isolation exercise...

    On a side note how does he not overtrain?
     
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    If you want to look like that it has to be intense ahaha
     
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    jsun White Belt

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    He is just a machine. Like Diaz he does what triathalons for fun
     
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    he naps and sleeps a lot, its his full time job to train, changes everything.
     
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    Awesome, now I can become the LW champion!
     
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    farrellesque** Banned Banned

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    Afternoon

    Weightlifting — arms
    EZ-bar curl superset with skull crushers
    Alternating dumbbell curls superset with rope press-down
    Concentration curls
    Hard drill work — takedowns, pads, wrestling (five minutes on, one minute off, 45 minutes total training)



    Silly Sean....don't you know you don't need arms for fighting. If you can squat a Buick you can KO them with your SP chi. Hadooken!

    But in all seriousness, Josh Barnett (whose opinion on this matter I daresay is a relevant one) has spoken highly of BB isolation exercies for the arms for among other things avoiding subs.
     
  12. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    agreed

    sleep is key
     
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    Then have your title stripped too?
     
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    Great. So when I'm a pro and already have all my other strength and flexibility issues sorted out I'll be sure to hit the preacher curl station until I can escape any sub.
     
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    well some Men's muscle ***ness magazine just named him as having the best body in MMA... I dunno, I lost interest when i saw gina carano on the cover of a different magazine.
     
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    Well, you're intentionally misunderstanding.

    Bicep curls don't make you immune to armbars the way squats don't make you immune to heelhooks (or whatever). Strength is subsidary to technique in MMA.

    However, in certain situations it can be useful. If you're unable to escape (say) and armbar with conventional technique, arm strength can be the difference between escaping and having to tap.
     
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    How should I lift if I don't want to be 5 foot 6?
     
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    what an ugly man
     
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    But there's no need to use isolation movementes to develop said arm strength. This is starting to sound like a thread in grappling technique the other day. It was just as wrong headed then...
     
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    Weighted pull ups to stretch you out on the negative :D
     
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