The Rushfit workout is a high intensity MMA circuit training program developed by George St-Pierre and his trainer Erik Owings.
It is fast and efficient, and the goal of the program is to give you the best possible results in the least amount of time.
That all sounds good, but does it really work?
GSP and Erik Owings are the real deal. They are world class trainers and athletes, and if someone is going to get you into great shape it is them.
But you get out of the program what you put into it. You need to stick with it to get the results.
The workout program lasts 8 weeks, and with the help of GSP and his trainer it will transform your physique to that of a UFC fighter, but obviously you won’t be taught to knock or choke people out. And that is probably for the best.
The program works for both men and women, and it is divided into different difficulties so that people in different shape can do the program.
All you need is a pair of dumbbells or hand-held weights.
In addition to doing this workout program, I have seen a documentary about GSP called “The striking truth”, and he really seems to be a down to earth and genuine guy.
How does Rushfit Work?
The workouts run for around 45 minutes, and have a warm-up, 5 rounds of training each lasting 5 minutes, and a cool down. The training is MMA style circuit training, and they try to emulate the intensity of training for a UFC fight.
The workouts are designed to improve your balance and your body control. There is a lot of training for the core, and this is to improve speed and to be able to transfer your power efficiently.
Check out this sample to see what you think of the training style and the trainer:
In some of the exercises you have to work very hard in the beginning, building up lactic acid. This makes you have to fight so much harder to get through the rest of the rounds.
This is deliberate and increases your body’s ability to use the lactic acid as fuel, which it actually is.
What I like about George St-Pierres workout routine
Here’s the deal:
I like this program. I like it a lot. And it’s not over produced and fancy.
I feel like this workout program focuses on something that I personally have missed in my training, and I think it is something that most people tend to forget about. I have done the weights, I have done the cardio. But strengthening the core is something that I never really have done, and something that I feel has been missing from my personal fitness program.
Why is training the core so important? The core transfers the power between the upper body and lower body. This will make your body into one functional (fighting) unit, giving better core control and balance.
Additionally I also think it is pretty cool to workout with GSP. I trust that he really knows his stuff, this is all he does, training and fighting is his life.
To be able train hard and maximize results you need good nutrients. There is usually a nutritional booklet included, with some basic life style advice and a meal planner.
Some of the core focused exercises might be hard to do if you are really out of shape.
There are different difficulties to choose from though, you do a modified movement to make it easier.
I also find that the warm-ups can be a bit repetitive.
GSP Rushfit Results
The program has been getting really good reviews online, and people are having real success getting in shape, and losing weight. Like me people seem to like that Erik Owings is the real deal, and not some hyper fitness junkie.
You can check out this video review:
Personally, I don’t need to lose weight, that is not why I used this program. But it really helped me strengthen my core which made me achieve a new level of fitness I did not have before.
How Does It Compare to UFC Fit
UFC Fit is a workout program developed by fitness and diet guru Mike Dolce, that focuses on losing weight, gaining muscle and improving cardio. You can check out my UFC Fit review.
Mike Dolce is THE guy that fighters go to in the UFC for help with the diet before the weight ins.
He knows his stuff, and the nutrition guide you get with the UFC Fit is more extensive than Rushfits.
Rushfit focuses more on developing the core, which I think is an advantage. The UFC Fit lasts longer though, 12 weeks vs. 8.
The trainer’s styles are also quite different, so check out sample videos of them both before you decide.
World class trainers, does not get any better than George St-Pierre and Erik Owings
Great for improving your core strength
Gives you lasting results
Different difficulties for different fitness levels
Requires some basic fitness
-Do I need any equipment?
The only equipment you need is a couple of light dumbbells, and a soft surface.
-Is this workout good for women as well as men?
Yes it is, there is a girl doing the exercises along with GSP in the videos as well.
-I am out of shape, can I still do this program?
Yes you can, as long as you have somewhat of a basic fitness I don’t see any problems.
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