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Andrew Wilson
07-24-2009, 07:41 PM
Has anyone been following this? I saw BJ Penn's video blog when he first introduced Marv, began reading up on his gyms, stopped gaining interest when one of his trainers said the 1RM bench press was an aerobic exercise & olympic weightlifting was slow. Put unique training non the less.

The super cat enhances explosiveness (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlfjlnDRGx4) wfs

Accelerator leg work for eccentric/concentric exercises. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIM_2FohuoM) wfs

I was listening to GSP's trainer Jon Chaimberg in another podcast say something like this style is good for field sports where balance is needed for large athletes but unnecessary for someone like BJ who already has outstanding balance & needs to focus more on conditioning. My thoughts are NM system responses of hundreds of repeated complicated motions of half squats are good, but why not do one solid heavy snatch in a legit squat? Or at least a weighted pistol.

Any interesting thoughts or commentary?

Donald Lee
07-24-2009, 08:43 PM
Since the ring or cage isn't moving, I don't see any reason for doing that on a swiss ball.

Brian DeGennaro
07-25-2009, 05:49 AM
These S&C coaches or whatever you would call them are just making up stupid crap to make it seem as if they can improve athletic ability. They think that if they can call BS on legitimate exercises (squats, deads, Olympic lifts), then make something "new" and "innovative" up, slap on the name of one already really good athlete to the "exercise" it is legitimate and others will do it. Chances are because people think it is working there will be a placebo effect and some improvement will occur, as everyone has some untapped potential.

That is my 2 cents.

Peter Dell'Orto
07-25-2009, 07:25 AM
I watched those two videos and thought - why not just do jumps instead?

Steven Low
07-25-2009, 10:09 AM
These S&C coaches or whatever you would call them are just making up stupid crap to make it seem as if they can improve athletic ability. They think that if they can call BS on legitimate exercises (squats, deads, Olympic lifts), then make something "new" and "innovative" up, slap on the name of one already really good athlete to the "exercise" it is legitimate and others will do it. Chances are because people think it is working there will be a placebo effect and some improvement will occur, as everyone has some untapped potential.

That is my 2 cents.
You win.

Andrew Wilson
07-25-2009, 11:33 AM
These S&C coaches or whatever you would call them are just making up stupid crap to make it seem as if they can improve athletic ability. They think that if they can call BS on legitimate exercises (squats, deads, Olympic lifts), then make something "new" and "innovative" up, slap on the name of one already really good athlete to the "exercise" it is legitimate and others will do it. Chances are because people think it is working there will be a placebo effect and some improvement will occur, as everyone has some untapped potential.

That is my 2 cents.

hahahahaha

Brian DeGennaro
07-25-2009, 02:05 PM
You win.

What's my prize?

Garrett Smith
07-25-2009, 03:19 PM
I will hold my breath waiting for the massive surge of champion athletes produced through this model. (sucks in large breath...)

Derek Weaver
07-25-2009, 03:34 PM
I'm trying to think of a world where those would be good positions to put an athlete in....

Andrew Wilson
07-25-2009, 11:28 PM
They have him do this with weights
"BJ doing some abs" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXfjg-lCCx4)

Gavin Harrison
07-25-2009, 11:45 PM
They have him do this with weights
"BJ doing some abs" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXfjg-lCCx4)

Quite possibly the most hardcore blow job... ever.

Garrett Smith
07-26-2009, 11:52 AM
They have him do this with weights
"BJ doing some abs" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXfjg-lCCx4)
That may help his MMA career short-term, but I'd venture a guess (and I think Stuart McGill would too) that doing that exercise will RUIN his lumbar spine.

Ken Urakawa
08-14-2009, 02:05 PM
Marv has a book/system called ProBodX, where he outlines all this stuff. Off the top of my head, there were a few pro baseball guys that he claimed (Steve Finley was one, I believe). I played around with some of it a few years ago--some of the higher-level stuff is cool in a Cirque de Sole kind of way. Whether I would depend on it if I were a combat-sport athlete...maybe not so much.