Daily Workout - MMA at World Class Martial Arts

I had a great workout at my local MMA gym, mostly we worked on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu transition moves. Learning how to go from different mount positions into what would be a better mount position. For example: going from a side mount (this is when my opponent is on their back and I have my weight over them but I am on a right angle to them) and then I transition to a full mount (this is when I have my full weight on my opponent with my legs above their hips in a stradle position)

After this we continued with more Brazilian Jiu Jitsu work with added striking and then in to some full on sparring in the last hour.

All in all it was a nice two hour workout that I will no doubt feel tomorrow.


Upper Body Workout Using Body Weight

This video looks at using mainly body weight exercises with a some inexpensive gym equipment that will tone and build muscle in the upper body areas.

Some of the exercises demonstrated are: Pushups, Chin-ups, Pull-ups, Shoulder Press, Shoulder Raises, Bicep Curls, and Triceps Extensions.

Not all of these exercises can be done by only using your body weight, but by adding some inexpensive Dumbbells and a Chin-up bar, all of these exercises can be achieved.


Daily Workout - Back Chin-ups in Home Gym

Sorry no Picture today! But I did make a new video about doing an Upper Body Workout using body weight exercises. I'll have it up in a bit...

So today I did my back using my Smith Machine. It has a nice angled Chin-up bar on it and I also use the straight bar to do standing bent over rows.

  • No real Warmup today other than some stretching :(
  • Wide Chin-ups - 3 sets of 8-10.
  • Narrow Chin-ups - 3 sets of 8-10.
  • Standing bent over rows - 3 sets of 10-12.
  • Abs - Wheel Extensions from kneeling position.
  • Misc. Stretching.

Total Workout about 45 minutes.


Daily Workout - Chest - Home Gym


Today I did a variety of Chest Exercises starting with the Smith Machine, moving to Dumbbells and then on to a mixture of various Pushups.

  • Warmup: Eliptical for 10 minutes.
  • Bench Press with Smith Machine.
  • Incline Dumbbell Flies.
  • 3 Stage Pushups: Planche, Extended, and Regular.
  • Abs: Floor Raises.
  • Misc. Stretching.

Total workout time: About 1 hour.


Daily Workout - Legs, Thighs, Quads, Calves


Not too much to tell tonight, just another leg workout in the Home Gym. At least this time I had the energy for it!

  • Elliptical Warmup - 10 Minutes.
  • Squats with Smith machine.
  • Calf Raises: with Smith machine.
  • Leg Extensions: Bench with leg attachment.
  • Leg Curls: Bench with leg attachment.
  • Abs: Crunches.
  • Misc. lower body stretching.

Total workout time: About 1 hour done in my home gym.