AS human anatomy evolves and adjusts to the changing environment, new modules of health training keep us steady on the fitness track. Recently we met trainer Rob McCullough, who has developed a new routine, one that combines mixed martial arts (MMA), functional training and traditional fitness. He believes it to be the ultimate exercise of all times.
The routine emerged from a need for comprehensive rehabilitation and holistic training. As a Muay Thai and Kick Boxing Champion at UFC Gym, he has seen how high-intensity training mixed with martial arts can help greatly. “The muscle groups that are focused on in this module are the three energy systems and planes of motion. The planes are frontal, sagittal, and transverse, making it the ultimate workout leaving you burning hundreds of calories during and after the workout duration,” he says.
As the pioneer of MMA, UFC gym incorporates the fundamentals of this particular workout in other regimes to make workouts multi-faceted. And with MMA being the fastest growing sport in the world, it’s only justified to use experiment with its principles.
Besides workouts for adults, in a unique effort, there are also classes for kids aged five and above at the gym. Youth Brazilian JiJiu-JitsuYouth Fitness classes (DUT), Youth Kickboxing and Youth Boxing are structured in a way to provide warm-ups, proprioception and balance, strength training and stretching. “Starting that early helps to instil discipline, motor skills, coordination, self-empowerment and team building. These qualities make for better adults and much better athletes in the sport they decide,” says McCullough.
Top fitness trends of the year, according to Rob
High-intensity interval training: Where variables (time, speed, load, plane of motion) can be adjusted to impact your results leaving you with a chiselled physique in a short amount of time
Wearable technology: Heart Rate (HR) is a great way to see exactly how your workout was. 220 minus your age is a typical standard to find your maximum HR