Sunday, June 29, 2008

Not every coach can be this good

I'd like to congratulate Darren.

He tested on the 11th of May and recorded the following:
Weight: 93.7kg
Bodyfat: 18.6%
Bench: 110kg
Pull Ups: 8 reps
Push Ups: 55 reps in 60 seconds
Inverted Rows: 25 reps in 60 seconds
Squats: He managed 15 reps with 95kg's easy and was I stopped him there.

He tested again on the 26th of June and recorded the following:
Weight: 94.2kg
Bodyfat: 15.4%
Bench: 100kg
Pull Ups: 6 reps
Push Ups: 38 reps in 60 seconds
Inverted Rows: 24 reps in 60 seconds

At this stage I stopped the testing...I didn't even want to imagine what he was going to deadlift...I'm actually surprised he was strong enough to carry his own bag to and from the gym.

The only thing that could of made his testing better would be if he'd managed to get fatter and lighter.

At this rate he should he recording negative scores by the end of the year.

1 comment:

Kira said...

Hey Will,

I got a question . . .

I just got back from training (Muay Thai) in Thailand. If you don't know, muay thai is sort of like kickboxing, but you can grapple standing up and also strike with your elbows and knees.

A typical training day for a pro Thai fighter is six to eight hours and they do this six days a week (training includes running, padwork, bagwork, grappling, sparring, technique, stretching and bodyweight exercises).

An actual Muay Thai fight is 5 x 3 minute rounds with 2 minute breaks.

A fighter over there might fight once or twice a month.

This is the way they have always trained. And ALL the champions have and do train this way.

I think they train way too much and could be A LOT more efficient in how they do things. But it's hard to argue with results.

What would you recommend as a basic training philosophy/program for training Muay Thai?

Your thoughts on the subject would be much appreciated.