Bobby Maximus Challenges You to Fight Through This Workout

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While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted the cadence of everyday life for just about everyone, the world is now beginning to adjust. We’re all handling the challenges of social distancing and self-isolation differently—but that doesn’t mean that we have to go it completely alone in every sense.

At Men’s Health, we’re using this period as an opportunity to build up our community and share as much useful, positive information as possible. For everyone stuck missing their typical workout routines with gyms and fitness centers closed down, we’ve done our best to provide as many at-home workout options as possible. But that’s just the start. We’re also hosting live workout sessions on Instagram with some of our favorite trainers to fill the fitness class-shaped void in your daily routine.

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Bobby Maximus, former UFC fighter, fitness personality, and author of the Men’s Health Maximus Body book, hosted the latest session. Maximus makes a point to train without equipment even when he has a fully-stocked gym at his disposal—so creating an accessible session for guys stuck at home without access to gear fits perfectly to his training style.

Today’s session is based on one of the things Maximus knows best: a UFC fight. The workout takes the same format as a standard UFC contest: three five minute rounds with one minute of rest in between each. You’ll perform a few basic bodyweight movements, pile up reps, and hopefully avoid a knockout by the end of the fight. Depend on your stamina and smart pacing to last through the final bell.

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Bobby Maximus’ Fight Gone Bad Workout

You’ll perform reps of the exercises Maximus calls out for the duration of each of the three rounds. Once you start moving, you won’t stop until the rest periods.

  • Pushups
  • Situps
  • Lunges
  • Burpees
  • Squats

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    Brett Williams, an associate fitness editor at Men’s Health, is a former pro football player and tech reporter who splits his workout time between strength and conditioning training, martial arts, and running.

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