Barbell Complexes/Matrices

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2010/08/10 20:53:22 (permalink)

Barbell Complexes/Matrices

As per title, anyone have any reccomendations for 'conditioning' barbell complexes?

I have done several iterations of the Randy Couture MMA matrix - http://buildingbodies.ca/randy-couture-workout-for-mma-conditioning/

And I'm aware of (but never tried) the Cosgrove Evil 8

If you've never tried one of these, give it a go, it's very hard work if you get the right weight selected...
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    Re:Barbell Complexes/Matrices 2010/08/10 21:07:29 (permalink)
    Cosgrove's Evil 8 is great.

    I've also found Tabata barbell complexes to be great for getting the heart rate up. Such as: http://www.t-nation.com/f...outs_for_fast_fat_loss

    "Be adequate"
     
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    Re:Barbell Complexes/Matrices 2010/08/18 20:34:53 (permalink)
    Cheers CK will have a read.

    Anyone else have any suggestions?
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    Re:Barbell Complexes/Matrices 2010/08/19 12:49:32 (permalink)
    Start very, very light.  They will kick your arse first time you try them.

      




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    Re:Barbell Complexes/Matrices 2010/08/19 13:29:27 (permalink)
    ^Yeah it's true. First time I did Evil 8 I did with 30kg and found it was pretty easy, so next time I did it I tried it with 40kg and I couldn't even get past the 2nd round!

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    Re:Barbell Complexes/Matrices 2010/08/19 20:58:35 (permalink)
    Wheels

    Start very, very light.  They will kick your arse first time you try them.


    Amen to that ;)

    I started doing the Couture MMA one with just the bar, amazing how hard it is by then of the fifth set....

    Going to have to give the Evil 8 a crack soon.
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    Re:Barbell Complexes/Matrices 2010/08/19 21:26:46 (permalink)
    Those look pretty good - bookmarked for future reference, thanks guys.
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    Re:Barbell Complexes/Matrices 2010/08/19 22:17:01 (permalink)
    Thanks for the link, I'm well into complexes atm and do the following twice per week.

    Barbell Complex - Deadlift, Bent Row, Hang Clean, Push Press, Back Squat - 4 sets of 10, 90 seconds rest between sets.

    Dumbell Complex - Front Squat, DB Swing, Curl to Press, Jump squats - 4 sets of 10, 90 seconds rest between sets.

    I tried to add a third type of complex but was so exhausted I couldnt even do it.
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    Re:Barbell Complexes/Matrices 2010/08/19 22:19:36 (permalink)
    Another one to try - BeZercher Complex  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyWftIRTcV4

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    Re:Barbell Complexes/Matrices 2010/08/19 22:54:26 (permalink)
    HicSuntDracones

    As per title, anyone have any reccomendations for 'conditioning' barbell complexes?

    I have done several iterations of the Randy Couture MMA matrix - http://buildingbodies.ca/randy-couture-workout-for-mma-conditioning/

    And I'm aware of (but never tried) the Cosgrove Evil 8

    If you've never tried one of these, give it a go, it's very hard work if you get the right weight selected...

     
    like the look of the cosgrove evil m8 give that a go hate pounding that treadmill

    hard work~results
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