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Hi,Im Mr.Slick,real name Tony,Form Houston,TX. Im 5`7 1/2 and I weight between 143-145 pounds. (My goal is to reach 180 range someday) I need some help here. I noticed that the goal most guys here are try to acheive is to get sculpted and nicer looking. Thats great and all but im not a boydbuilder,Im trying to become a MMA Fighter. (But being bigger isent much an issue with me) Problem is,I lack equipment and resources,not to mention a plan or guideline. What I have right now is Boxing Gloves,a Bench with 300 pounds worth of weights,a curling bar,and NO-Xplod Fruit punch. I was thinking that maybe every other day I work on a strength of a specific body part and the following day I work on Kickboxing and grappling. Some suggestions and info on near by gyms in the North Houston would be great.

Chad Waterbury has several artcile you should read on training MMA fighters do an author search

You dont need more than a barbell and a ton of work ethic

Phill

[quote]mr_slick wrote:
Hi,Im Mr.Slick,real name Tony,Form Houston,TX. Im 5`7 1/2 and I weight between 143-145 pounds. (My goal is to reach 180 range someday) I need some help here. I noticed that the goal most guys here are try to acheive is to get sculpted and nicer looking. Thats great and all but im not a boydbuilder,Im trying to become a MMA Fighter. (But being bigger isent much an issue with me) Problem is,I lack equipment and resources,not to mention a plan or guideline. What I have right now is Boxing Gloves,a Bench with 300 pounds worth of weights,a curling bar,and NO-Xplod Fruit punch. I was thinking that maybe every other day I work on a strength of a specific body part and the following day I work on Kickboxing and grappling. Some suggestions and info on near by gyms in the North Houston would be great.[/quote]

Hey Im FORM Texas too. sorry couldn’t help pointing out the spelling problem.
Sounds like you got plenty of weight. Trust me you can improvise with limited equipment. I’m going to have to do that soon, just look up some exercise databases if you want in order to find good replacements if you don’t have the equipment to do a certain one.

[quote]That One Guy wrote:
mr_slick wrote:
Hi,Im Mr.Slick,real name Tony,Form Houston,TX. Im 5`7 1/2 and I weight between 143-145 pounds. (My goal is to reach 180 range someday) I need some help here. I noticed that the goal most guys here are try to acheive is to get sculpted and nicer looking. Thats great and all but im not a boydbuilder,Im trying to become a MMA Fighter. (But being bigger isent much an issue with me) Problem is,I lack equipment and resources,not to mention a plan or guideline. What I have right now is Boxing Gloves,a Bench with 300 pounds worth of weights,a curling bar,and NO-Xplod Fruit punch. I was thinking that maybe every other day I work on a strength of a specific body part and the following day I work on Kickboxing and grappling. Some suggestions and info on near by gyms in the North Houston would be great.

Hey Im FORM Texas too. sorry couldn’t help pointing out the spelling problem.
Sounds like you got plenty of weight. Trust me you can improvise with limited equipment. I’m going to have to do that soon, just look up some exercise databases if you want in order to find good replacements if you don’t have the equipment to do a certain one.[/quote]

Lol,thanks for pointing out my wording error without coming off as a dick. I guess im used to shrdog to much. Anyway,the barbell and curl maybe all and well great but I need something to help with my legs. I got great genetics when it comes to thighs and ankle. (My grandfather taught Muay Thai in the motherland) They are naturally thick. I want it to be Crocop thick. (My idol) Any Suggestion how to work on my legs with the Barbell,other than Squats,cleans,and deadlifts?

[quote]mr_slick wrote:
That One Guy wrote:
mr_slick wrote:
Hi,Im Mr.Slick,real name Tony,Form Houston,TX. Im 5`7 1/2 and I weight between 143-145 pounds. (My goal is to reach 180 range someday) I need some help here. I noticed that the goal most guys here are try to acheive is to get sculpted and nicer looking. Thats great and all but im not a boydbuilder,Im trying to become a MMA Fighter. (But being bigger isent much an issue with me) Problem is,I lack equipment and resources,not to mention a plan or guideline. What I have right now is Boxing Gloves,a Bench with 300 pounds worth of weights,a curling bar,and NO-Xplod Fruit punch. I was thinking that maybe every other day I work on a strength of a specific body part and the following day I work on Kickboxing and grappling. Some suggestions and info on near by gyms in the North Houston would be great.

Hey Im FORM Texas too. sorry couldn’t help pointing out the spelling problem.
Sounds like you got plenty of weight. Trust me you can improvise with limited equipment. I’m going to have to do that soon, just look up some exercise databases if you want in order to find good replacements if you don’t have the equipment to do a certain one.

Lol,thanks for pointing out my wording error without coming off as a dick. I guess im used to shrdog to much. Anyway,the barbell and curl maybe all and well great but I need something to help with my legs. I got great genetics when it comes to thighs and ankle. (My grandfather taught Muay Thai in the motherland) They are naturally thick. I want it to be Crocop thick. (My idol) Any Suggestion how to work on my legs with the Barbell,other than Squats,cleans,and deadlifts?
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uh split squats, lunges, box squats, calve raises, don’t know what to tell you.
here is a list for quads
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/exername.php?Real_New=<%3D+7&Name=&MainMuscle=Quadriceps&Equip=Barbell&Isolation=&order=Name

here for hamstrings
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/exername.php?Real_New=<%3D+7&Name=&MainMuscle=Hamstrings&Equip=Barbell&Isolation=&order=Name

Here for calves
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/exername.php?Real_New=<%3D+7&Name=&MainMuscle=Calves&Isolation=&Equip=Barbell&order=Name

note: these are all with barbells.

Good mornings work well along with everything else thats been posted… you really wont need much else.

Thank me later.lol

You have pretty much everything you need as well as something you don’t, the NoXplode crap.

The best thing you can do is stick to a basic routine and follow it to the letter. Don’t make your own program and don’t second guess yourself.

I think Phil is right in saying that Chad Waterbury’s MMA series is very good. However I would recommend that you take on a simpler program first, a good one would be Chad’s Total Body Training.

It is a lifting program that can still kick your ass in terms of conditioning (18 rep squats anyone?). More importantly it leaves ample room for recovery and muay thai/ BJJ practice.

Also it is a program which I can personally attest to the validity of, having put on a solid 25lbs during, as well as the the 4 weeks after, it.

Are you still looking for a coach or crew? If so, check out http://lockflow.com/school_locator.php?s=Texas&c=United%20States. It’s a school locator from lockflow.com. You might be able to find a place to train there. That it really the most important thing, to start working those skills.

Hey Guys,

I offer coaching in Canada for MMA.
Check out my first fight video from a few years ago before I started weight training.

Kind of a UFC parody I suppose, to be honest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjwnRq0MmP4#GU5U2spHI_4

[quote]mountainman wrote:
Hey Guys,

I offer coaching in Canada for MMA.
Check out my first fight video from a few years ago before I started weight training.

Kind of a UFC parody I suppose, to be honest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjwnRq0MmP4#GU5U2spHI_4 [/quote]

What’s wrong with the video? There was no picture for the last three minutes, only a wierd song.

[quote]MaloVerde wrote:
mountainman wrote:
Hey Guys,

I offer coaching in Canada for MMA.
Check out my first fight video from a few years ago before I started weight training.

Kind of a UFC parody I suppose, to be honest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjwnRq0MmP4#GU5U2spHI_4

What’s wrong with the video? There was no picture for the last three minutes, only a wierd song.

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Ya, sorry, its the first video I’ve ever made on the home computer, so it keeps on going because of the length of the song and I couldn’t shorter it.
Its from a trip to Banff from a few years ago

you have a barbell and 300lbs, do dead lifts, OH presses, Good Mornings …

Hell, stack all your weights on one end of the yard and move them all to the other end of the yard as fast as you can.