Posted on February 15 2017
Full Body Strength & Conditioning Training
This edition of the Workout Blog is focusing on a full body strength and conditioning. Combining weights, calisthenics, movement training, HIIT and cardio, this incredibly versatile and intense type of training is perfect for athletes, fighters and people who want to hit that next level of their goals, be it an aesthetic physique, muscle endurance or cardiovascular capability.
There are a lot of exercises out there. This type of training could incorporate literally thousands of movements and combinations. Because of this, instead of an illustrated routine, we've highlighted some videos taken from Muscle Madness showcasing former UFC contender Brendan Schaub and some of his training methods (shout out to Brendan and TFATK podcast!)
One of the reasons for highlighting this particular athlete and workout regime is the attention paid to core movements and strengthening throughout. You'll notice many stabilising movements during medicine ball work, kettle bell exercises, floor work, wall sits and many other dynamic movements used. This is truly the most important area to strengthen first, especially when training in such a way that you recruit many movements and body parts. Focusing on this will greatly reduce the risk of back problems associated with a sedentary life style or poor form and posture, as well as giving you the stability to carry out heavy lifts and intense sessions.
Try adding a session of strength and conditioning training to your weekly regime. Start simple and get your form correct before going too intense. After a couple of months you should really notice the difference in your endurance and conditioning.
Hope this helps!