I have been training mma for about 3 years now and strength training off and on since 2001. I am 26 now. I have made some really great gains. I have had an opportunity to learn from one of the best strength and conditioning mma coaches in the world and it motivated me to learn more scientifically about strength and conditioning vs just following what high level experts say knowing it will work.
I finally found something I love and it's all I think about lately. My goal is to be one of the most recognizable strength and conditioning coaches in the mma community. So I just finished the science and practice of strength training which was recommended to me by two different respected strength coaches. The next book I am reading is "supertraining" along with John m. Berardi's "The grapplers guide to sports nutrition".
I have 3 years done wiht a community health related degree at a major university but I dropped out years ago because it wasn't what I want to do. I am now returning to finish my bachlors in exercise science which will take about two years.
So I have sorta a unique opportunity. I am able to work on the internet which enables me to travel alot. So I am going back to thailand in febuary for 3 months along with a upcoming mma fighter who is 19 years old. This 19 year old kid walks around at 165lbs and is about 6'0". A great frame for fighting at 155lb.
He is very flexable in alot of motions (like almost put foot behind head with no hands) and also has great length. He frequents hollywood often and trains his jitz under eddie bravo and he traveled with me before to thailand. This is our second time.
So anyways to the point. This mma athlete has never really strength trained. I have gotten consulatation with a respected mma strength and conditioning coach and figured out a great strength and conditioning workout to supplement our 3-4 hours of muay thai training/day (5 days a week). The strength and conditioning will consist of 2 days each week (maining consisting of explosive core movements).
So I have an opportunity to help an upcoming athlete become more explosive/balanced/conditioned from a level where he has no stigma associated with how to strength and condition properly.
I am planning on documenting his results from day 1. I will get to work with him for a long time in the future since he is excited that I want to use him as my first student for strength and conditioning. My strength and conditioning coach is unreachable for the next month while he is training himself at bigbear so I am wondering this:
What types of measurement should I take before I get the opportunity to work with him so that I can measure how he has progressed in 3 months after thailand? Examples..... like 40 yard dash?/jumping measurements?/strength measurement?...ect.
We leave feb. 2 so I will be logging pics and results in the workout log forum on tnet.