McGregor vs Khabib: Diet and fitness plan of boxer and MMA champion
Following Conor McGregor’s loss, two of Nurmagomedov’s team-mates attacked him and Khabib himself leapt out of the octagon to attack Bellator fighter Dillon Danis, one of McGregor’s closest allies in the camp, who trains jujitsu with him.
McGregor, 30, came out of a nearly two year retirement for the fight, so how did he get match ready, and how can you achieve his impressive physique?
To get the same impressive results as McGregor, head trainer at F45 Farringdon Joe Spraggan suggested a mix of training.
He said: “To achieve a physique like Connor you should be focussing on using high intensity whole body movements.
“HIIT training can help you to raise your heart rate threshold and increase fitness levels while building muscle and burning fat. Do 12-20 reps of each exercise, performing four to five sets in total.
“Keep your rest time to a minimum to help keep the heart rate as high as possible.
“Include functional circuits and explosive power movements such as box jumps and lunge jumps.
“Battle ropes are also a great way to increase intensity in any workout, so try alternating between fast small movements and large slams using your body’s full range.”
The MMA and boxing pro has spoken out in the past about how he trains, and unsurprisingly it is not a routine for the faint-hearted.
Speaking about his training, he told Men’s Health: “People are so caught in a routine, doing the same things over and over.
“I want to be an expert in different fighting styles, new training methods, new ways of thinking.”
However, he admits over-working the body is a mistake, and it has cost him dear in the past.
He continued: “My greatest strength is my work ethic. And my greatest weakness is my work ethic. Leading up to Diaz, I was f***** from overtraining. I didn’t lose [to Diaz] on skill; I lost on stamina.”
In the gym, McGregor is not keen on complicating things by using fancy equipment, and said: “Machines don’t use machines. And I am a machine.”
Diet is also important when you are training at the top level of a sporting profession, and McGregor is no different.
But he does not do anything out of reach of the average man, and told Men’s Journal: “I just try to eat clean. I’ll eat good quality meats, good-quality greens, good-quality carbohydrates like sweet potatoes and butternut squash, and that’s it.”
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