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Brock Lesnar’s 'Hardcore' MMA Workout Proves Why He Was An Absolute Beast In UFC

Brock Lesnar’s 'Hardcore' MMA Workout Proves Why He Was An Absolute Beast In UFC

Brock Lesnar's MMA workout routine showed exactly why the 'Beast' conquered the world of UFC and captured the promotion's coveted Heavyweight Championship.

The current WWE champion had nine professional MMA fights and eight of those came inside the UFC octagon.

And Muscle & Strength has broken down his full MMA training regime and what it would take to match the 42-year-old All-American's gruelling workout.

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Lesnar's workout is ranked at 'advanced-level' training and those people willing to embark on it have to commit to it four days per week for 12 weeks.

Each workout can last anywhere between 60 to 90 minutes and the equipment required for the regime include barbell, bodyweight, cables, dumbbells, EZ Bar and more.

Ahead of weight training per day, the WWE superstar started his workout by committing ten minutes to wrestling and 25 minutes for grappling and striking (ground and pound).

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Credit: PA
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And Lesnar continued the intensity with circuit training, which has been broken down into five rounds.

The first round focuses on pushing endurance and consists of Spiderman-style push-ups, plyo box push-ups, punching from the mount, tire pushing and hand switching.

According to Muscle & Strength, the second round is all about pulling endurance and Lesnar committed to reclining pull-ups, wide-grip pull-ups, tire pushing and pulling, jump-style pull-ups and heavy bar twirling over the shoulders.

Moving into the third round and the focus is shifted to cardio endurance, which includes AirDyne biking at 70RPM, upper-body UBE machine work, very steep incline treadmill, windsprint biking while standing and AirDyne biking at 70RPM.

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Going into the penultimate stage and the strength endurance includes explosive Hammer Strength Jammer machine training, single-arm sledgehammer work, medicine ball sprawls and bear crawling.

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Finally, Lesnar finished off the fifth round with intense workout that includes AirDyne biking at 70RPM, upper-body UBE machine work, very steep incline treadmill, windsprint biking while standing and AirDyne biking at 70RPM.

Once Lesnar was finished with that, the former UFC heavyweight champ's training regime is divided into four separate days and focuses on certain areas.

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Posted below are each of the days and the full workout Lesnar did.

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Day 1: chest and triceps (exercise)

  • Bench press: six sets and 12 reps
  • Incline dumbbell bench press: four sets and ten reps
  • Dumbbell flye: three sets and eight reps
  • Cable crossovers: three sets and eight reps
  • Tricep dip: four sets and ten reps
  • Cable tricep extensions: four sets and ten reps
  • Skullcrushers: three sets and ten reps
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Day 2: back and biceps

  • Wide grip pull-up: four sets and six reps
  • Medium grip pull-up: four sets and six reps
  • Narrow grip pull-up: four sets and six reps
  • Seated cable row: four sets and six reps
  • Stiff-leg deadlift: four sets and six reps
  • Deadlift: four sets and six reps
  • Preacher curl: four sets and 12 reps
  • Hammer curl: three sets and ten reps
  • Incline dumbbell curl: three sets and ten reps
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Credit: WWE

Day 3: Shoulders

  • Military press: four sets and ten reps
  • Seated dumbbell press: three sets and ten reps
  • Dumbbell front raise: three sets and ten reps
  • Dumbbell lateral raise: three sets and ten reps
  • Smith machine upright row: four sets and six reps
  • Barbell or dumbbell shrug: four sets and six reps
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Credit: WWE

Day 4: Legs

  • Leg extension: three sets and ten reps
  • Leg curl: three sets and ten reps
  • Smith machine narrow stance squat: four sets and six reps
  • Smith machine squat: four sets and six reps
  • Smith machine wide stance squat: four sets and six reps
  • Leg press: four sets and six reps
  • Stiff leg deadlift: four sets and six reps

Featured Image Credit: Muscle & Fitness/WWE

Topics: beast, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, WWE News, WWE, MMA, Brock Lesnar

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]