Training for Warriors: The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Workout

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To be a warrior, you must train like a warrior

Discover the training secrets that have produced World Champions in MMA, Submission Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Judo. More than 750 color photos will show you how to perform hundreds of exercises designed to specifically target each area of your body. ...

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Overview

To be a warrior, you must train like a warrior

Discover the training secrets that have produced World Champions in MMA, Submission Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Judo. More than 750 color photos will show you how to perform hundreds of exercises designed to specifically target each area of your body. You'll also learn:

  • Nutrition and safe weight-cutting tips
  • Information on dealing with injuries
  • Advice on the warrior mind and mental game
  • The ultimate 8-week warrior workout plan

Whether you are a fighter or just want to look like one, Training for Warriors is a proven, comprehensive system to get you fit for whatever battle life throws at you.

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Every racing fan knows the story: On May 6, 2006, American thoroughbred Barbaro ran away with the Kentucky Derby, winning by six and a half lengths, the greatest margin in the race since 1946. A heavy favorite in the Preakness two weeks later, Barbaro started cleanly but then suffered a calamitous injury, breaking his right hind leg in at least 20 places. Recognizing the extent of the injury, veteran jockey Edgar Prado gently pulled Barbaro a stop, dismounted, and, in an exceptionally humane act, supported the horse with his own body until help could come. My Guy Barbaro is the story of two champions, told by the one who survived.
Ricardo Almeida
“If you want what other warriors don’t have, you need to do what other warriors don’t do. I want victories and that’’s why I follow this program.”
Roger Gracie
“This training is intense—and it gives me the strength, speed, and endurance I need to take on and defeat the world.”
Renzo Gracie
“If you’re tired of being the nail, let Martin Rooney turn you into the hammer!”
Frank McNeil
“Rooney gets the most out of MMA fighters. He doesn’t stop at physical conditioning. What separates him from other top-flight trainers is his strict emphasis on being mentally prepared.”
Kenny "Kenflo" Florian
"You have it all in the book. As someone who has seen the benefit of innovative, functional, and sport specific exercises, I think Martin Rooney is giving people a tremendous advantage in their MMA training with this book."
Kid Peligro
“A fantastic book! The approach of associating MMA techniques with the exercises that will help improve them is something people will not have seen before.”
Kenny “Kenflo” Florian
“You have it all in the book. As someone who has seen the benefit of innovative, functional, and sport specific exercises, I think Martin Rooney is giving people a tremendous advantage in their MMA training with this book.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061374333
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/4/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 561,494
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.87 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Internationally recognized fitness and martial arts expert Martin Rooney is the creator of the Training for Warriors System and the COO of the Parisi Speed School. More than 500,000 athletes have taken part in his programs, and he has prepared hundreds of athletes for the UFC, NFL, NBA, MLB, WNBA, Major Division I colleges, and the Olympics.

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Training for Warriors
The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Workout

By Martin Rooney HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.
Copyright © 2008
Martin Rooney
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780061374333

Chapter One

So You Want to Be a Warrior?

Welcome to the path of the warrior. This book is your guide to growing both physically and mentally into a warrior. What is a warrior? One definition is someone who engages in or desires combat, but I believe history's greatest warriors show us that being a warrior is more about gaining control over oneself in all aspects of life.

There have been many famous cultures of the past that glorified the warrior. The Spartans, the Romans, the Persians, the Knights Templar, the Mongols, the Vikings, and the Samurai were societies that were famous for the development of their warriors. The legends of those warriors have been passed down because of the impact they made on the consciousness of the world.

The warrior tradition is still alive today. Since every generation has its warriors, we may have just lost sight of how to recognize one. A new breed of warrior has, in fact, exploded onto the landscape of the world through the vehicle of mixed martial arts. These men and women will be the role models that future generations will use as a gauge of their own warrior status. There is nothing more primal and intriguing than watching two men battle it out in a ring or cage to decide one winner and one loser. Even though this new warrior may not be battling in a life-or-death situation, the chief attributes of these modern-day warriors are the same as thoseof the warriors of the past.

Whether one is a fighter or just wants to train like one, anyone can develop the fitness of body and strength of character of a warrior. This book was designed to bring out the warrior in all of us. Do you think you have what it takes to be a warrior? What is the legacy you want to leave behind for future generations? You will find that the workouts in this book will test, not only your body, but also your mind. In order for you to someday be a warrior, this book is going to ask just one thing of you: all that you have. Upon completion of these warrior workouts, you will be a physically harder and mentally stronger warrior no matter what your endeavor. It is then that you will be taking your first steps down the path of the warrior.



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  • Posted November 21, 2009

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    EXCELLENT MANUAL

    This training manual is informative and an excellent manual to reference for those who are seriously interested in Mixed Martial Arts and want to stay fit and train like a warrior. EXCEPTIONAL book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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