Strength is an attribute
gender, age, race, and social status.
Welcome to the Workouts
section. In early 1999 I began writing up free bodyweight
routines for fellow martial artists at www.mma.tv.
I originally emailed the workouts to those who
sent a request but when the requests reached into the thousands,
I couldn't keep up with the demand and posted them on a
website so that everyone could download them for free
at their convenience.
Over time I found that plenty of other people
were requesting the workouts as well. Everyone from housewives,
college students, and law enforcement/firefighters,
retirees, people going throughphysical rehabilitation,
and those who were just sick and tired of wasting
their money on worthless pieces of junk that don't work.
These were people that just wanted results they
could actually see, in other words: someone probably
just like you.
What I had initially thought would only
appeal to hard-core martial artists, was appealing to everyone
else as well!
I explain each exercise in the workout
text as best I can but it's still difficult for some people
to visualize how certain things need to be done. Even
pictures weren't enough for some people and this was
the driving force behind the SCRAPPER
Each routine is designed to work your entire
body and be a progressive experience. If you
cannot finish the workout as it is written, do not quit!
Just lower the reps to what you are able to do for
that workout and then, after two workouts, increase the
reps by 1-2. Follow this protocol until you are able
to complete the entire workout as it is written or
you can follow along without pausing the video.
Good luck and train hard.
you start any of these workouts: Consult with
a physician before starting any health program. Do not perform
any of these workouts as a substitute for prescribed medical
treatment. Follow the guidance of your physician.
WORKOUT USING SQUAT THRUSTS
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