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Bas Rutten MMA Training Overview


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This MMA workout was designed by Sebastiaan Rutten, a retired Dutch MMA fighter skilled in many different areas. His MMA workouts kick some serious butt. Bas is a Taekwondo and Karate black belt, along with a Muay Thai kickboxer.

The Bas Rutten MMA training program covers all round fighting, boxing and Thai boxing. It is a combination of a DVD mixed with CDs, with the DVD showing the core skills and the CDs providing the workouts. You will be exhausted at the end of the routine and really feel like you have done a workout.

Here are the positives:
Once you learn the basics on the DVD, you are set to go
The CDs can obviously be used on a portable player which has its benefits
You are learning general as well as specialized fighting skills for the routines

However there are a couple of downsides.

Firstly, you need to warm up and cool down on your own. Not so great from a beginner’s point of view. To me, this is a basic requirement of ANY workout program.
Secondly, I personally find that I learn better technique with a video as I can see and hear what I am supposed to be doing. I found it a little difficult to remember how to do the moves correctly and I kind of started getting lazy.
Thirdly, if I am going to do an MMA workout, I want to kick. Punching is fun, but kicking really helps me build better muscle structure all round, with the added bonus of improved balance. Which I found was a lacking element in Bas Ruttens workout. Plus pretending you are kicking someone’s butt is fun.
Finally, the workout got kind of repetitive after a short period of time.

Overall, the Bas Rutten Workout is pretty good, but I really feel that GSP Rushfit training is better.