Train Like 'Striking Truth' Star Georges St-Pierre - Intermediate Workout Guide!
The Striking Truth is the exclusive documentary for Ultimate Fighting Champion Georges St-Pierre and his meteoric rise to the top. Try his intermediate guide to training like an MMA champ!
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Same exercises as beginner but increase weight on modified Olympic bar complex.
Barbell Complex Legs Cycle: Repeat cycle 3 times, rest 90 seconds
Upper Body Pull Cycle: Repeat cycle 3 times, rest 90 seconds
Abs Cycle: Repeat cycle 3 times, rest 90 seconds
High Pull: An Olympic lift that works your traps but is an overall intense exercise to get the blood flowing. Explode on the way up.
Pull-ups: Use Weight Assisted Machine or do Pulldowns if you are not strong enough for Pull-ups. Use an underhand grip and explode up, slow on the way down. This works both back and biceps so I see little need for Arm Curls.
TRX Inverted Lateral Rows: Go slightly wider than shoulder length on the TRX Inverted Lateral Rows with Overhand Grip. If there is no TRX, use a Smith Machine and pull yourself up with your legs positioned on a Stability Ball or Bench.
Stir The Pot: You do this by positioning your forearms on a stability ball and extending your body up into the plank position, where your back is straight. Keep your abdominals flexed and the rest of your body stationary while using your arms to move the stability ball in a circular motion. You should look like you are stirring a pot.
Leg Raises: Bend your knees if you're not strong enough to keep your legs straight. Do this on a pull up bar and it provides a nice stretch for your back at the end of workout.
Upper Body Press Cycle: Repeat cycle 3 times, rest 90 seconds
Standing Push Press: You should do this relatively heavy so that you reach failure at approximately 5-8 reps. Only do one Clean, then explode up with Push Presses, resist on the negative to failure.
Dumbbell Chest Press Drop Set: Start with heavy weight then drop immediately to a lighter weight, then do one final drop. On the final drop only use one dumbbell each side with other hand to your temple to stabilize. Start with your dominant hand then switch to weaker arm. Only do this cycle once.