Georges St-Pierre Total Body Workout
The Ultimate Fighter's Workout
- The Hard-Body …
- 1. Dumbbell Clean
- 2. Dumbbell Push …
- 3. Dumbbell Clean …
- 4. Turkish Getup
- 5. Pullup
- 6. Swiss-Ball …
- 7. Dumbbell Front …
- 8. Squat Thrust
The Hard-Body Plan
Gym rats often debate the ideal number of workouts a week it takes to build muscle and look like someone who lifts. You can find good arguments for any number from three to six. But two workouts a week? You'd be laughed out of the weight room—unless you happened to be the toughest guy in the place, which UFC champion Georges St-Pierre most definitely is. He built his famously chiseled physique with just two weight workouts every 7 days. I know, because I'm one of his trainers. Our plan allowed St-Pierre to increase his strength and explosive power and pack on muscle without adding any fat. Fair warning: This workout is not for the weak-willed. It combines Olympic movements with body-weight exercises, cranking up your metabolism to slam whatever fat you have to the canvas.
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The Program Perform this total-body workout twice a week. The workout is separated into three phases: power, strength, and fat loss. Using the directions below, make sure you finish all the exercises in each phase before moving on to the next one.
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Do exercises 1-3 in the order shown. For exercise 1, complete 1 set of 5 reps, and 1 set of 3 reps before moving on to exercise 2. Do the same number of sets and reps for exercise 2, then move on to exercise 3 and complete 3 sets of 3 reps.
Perform exercises 4-7 in succession as a circuit, resting 30 to 60 seconds between each. Do 3 reps of every exercise, and complete a total of 3 circuits.
Perform exercise 8 (squat thrusts) for 20 seconds, then rest 10 seconds. That's 1 set. Complete a total of 8 sets.