By Thomas | January 24, 2008
On the weekdays, I don’t have time to go to the mountains. It’s almost dark when I get home from work and I want to spend quality time with my wife and son. So I had to figure out a way to get a quick workout in the evening on weekdays. Enter Bas Rutten.
Bas Rutten is an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Legend: former King of Pancrase, former UFC Heavyweight Champion, longtime PrideFC announcer and a former IFL coach. Now he is training Kimbo Slice for MMA and working as a sportscaster. This guy knows a lot about fighting and being in top shape.
Several years ago, he released a workout program on cd called Bas Rutten’s Mixed Martial Arts Workout. There are four cds: boxing, Thai boxing, MMA and All-round Workout. I’ve been working out with the Thai boxing cd. It has two tracks: track 1 is ten 2-minute rounds, track 2 is seven 3-minute rounds.
The workout is pretty straightforward. Bas Rutten calls out punching/kicking combinations, and you perform them. He insists that each punch, knee or kick be thrown with “100% knockout power”. Since every punch you throw is full power, it builds muscle strength and endurance and wears you the hell out. You wouldn’t believe how many combinations can fit into 2 minutes.
When I first tried Bas Rutten’s Mixed Martial Arts Workout, I was dead after three rounds. Now I’ve worked up to where I can do all ten two-minute rounds or all seven three-minute rounds (but not both! ..yet). If you do the math, one workout adds up to about 30 minutes, and it is an intense cardio workout. It’s extremely fun. And you can do it at home.
I recommend Bas Rutten’s Mixed Martial Arts Workout to anyone who wants to get in shape. You’ll lose weight, get stronger, build endurance and let out your aggression. You can get it here or directly from Bas Rutten’s website here. Those aren’t affiliate links. I don’t make anything if you click on them. This is a program I truly recommend from the bottom of my heart.
Topics: Weight Loss Challenge 2008 |