Monday Fighter’s Circuit

New to our current training cycle every Monday morning is our Fighter’s Metabolic Circuit.  This MMA inspired workout not only improves endurance and performance for amateur combat athletes, but can be effective for just about anyone who is looking to shed fat and get ripped like a fighter.

Performing our circuit can be done at any well-equipped commercial gym or at home if you own the right gear.  And you don’t even have to worry about getting punched in the face or getting your arm dislocated while training.  🙂

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Battle ropes
  • Heavy bag
  • Agility ladder
  • Dumbbells
  • Tire

Before you jump right in, be sure to spend 10-15 minutes warming-up.

When you are ready to start the circuit you will:

  • Train at each station (6 total) for 30 seconds
  • Allow yourself a 10-15 second transition to the next station
  • After completing the final station, give yourself a 1 minute rest
  • Complete for a total of 3 rounds

When coaching my clients, I emphasize QUALITY over QUANTITY.  Perform every exercise safely and with good technique.  Stop immediately if you experience any pain and consult an expert.

Live in the Monterey County?  Why not contact me today to experience it yourself!



From Fat Loss to Win Fight

I recently had the honor of training Soledad High School teacher and head football coach, Frankie Berlanga.  After leading the Soledad Varsity Team to Central Coast Section and taking the DIV Title with a 10-3 record back in November 2016, Coach Frankie had his eyes set on his next goal – getting into fighting shape.

He kicked off the new year as a 21 Day Fat Burning Challenge contestant.  After 3 weeks of consistent training and eating clean, he would take home the grand prize of $150 after finishing in the lead.  But things didn’t stop there.

An avid practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai at Kugtar MMA Academy, he immediately transitioned into training for his amateur MMA debut set for April 15th at Cagebound Fighting Championships in Modesto, CA.  I continued to guide him along the way as his striking coach, strength and conditioning coach and nutrition coach.

With a lot at stake, he endured weeks of intense training and followed a nutrition program I designed for him. By the time he stepped on the scale at his official weigh-in, Frankie lost 25lbs in total.

So how did he do?  Check out the footage below.