Have you ever been watching television and while flipping through the channels you see one of those Mix Martial Art (MMA) fights, and you wonder what it might be like to do one of their workouts. Imagine yourself in the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) octagon, and basically if you do not get knocked out you are going to fight for 15 minutes, if your are a champion you would be fighting for 25 minutes, can you imagine the type of shape you have to be in to last through those rounds. Some say the most important part of MMA is conditioning, and if you have ever watched a fight, a lot of the times the person who has the best conditioning wins. One of my favorite fighters to watch is Randy Couture, the guy is a prime example of being in condition, very little of the time do you see Randy Couture get beat because of conditioning. He was 44 years old and he was the Heavyweight Champion of the UFC, he was also the Former Light Heavyweight Champion, recently he retired, but he will go down as one of the greatest fighters of all time. Most people by the age of 40 usually think of retirement in this type of sport, but he defied his age, beating other competitors that were way younger than him, and how did he do it, well besides being good at what he does, he never stops fighting. He is always coming at his opponent, when his competitor is on his back tired; Randy Couture is still coming at him with full force because of his conditioning.
In many ways people can apply the conditioning of Randy Couture to their own lives, if you commit yourself, you also can be doing things you only dreamed about when you are 40 years old. All you need to do is find a healthy workout plan that challenges you, motivates you, and provides a good nutrition plan. In your workout routine it is very important that it is stretching you, it does you no good if your heart rate does not get up. Make sure you work up a sweat, but make sure you are monitoring yourself at all times and drink lots of water to keep hydrated. You also want to make sure that you stay motivated during your workouts, so do not be afraid to reward yourself when you make a goal that you have set for yourself. It is also very important that you find a good nutrition plan. So many times people who want to get in shape that go to the gym or a find a home fitness routine never change their eating habits, it will do them no good. If you are searching for a workout routine, the internet has plenty of routines out there even for MMA workouts. There are some great conditioning routines like the P90X workout. It has a great conditioning program, strength program, and nutrition guide, and it will provide you with a great lifestyle.