Egan thanks for taking the time to do this interview. Maybe you could tell us a little bit about you and your training background.<br
Aloha from Hawaii! Well, I started my professional sports career in racquetball. That was in the 80’s when racquetball was a hot sport! During my RB career I worked primarily on explosive movements, direction change, quick 2 step movements and speed.
I went on to win the RB World Championships two times. Then I moved on to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. My training focused more on my core strength, 2 step speed and quickness. I became a two time World Champion in the blue belt and purple belt divisions. Then that kind of evolved naturally into my next pro sport career which was Mixed Martial Arts. I did a combination of American style boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, Greco-Roman wrestling and Jiu Jitsu. I hold black belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Tae-Kwon-Do, Shotokan Karate, Hapkido, Jeet Kune Do and a brown belt in Judo.
How has your life and training changed now from when you were a competitive mma athlete compared to how you train now.
My training has gotten shorter and more efficient. I don’t have hours to train anymore because I have a family and a business to run. I’m also getting older and it’s important to not over-train. So, I basically train for about 12-20 minutes a day. I get amazing results in a shorter time without the risk of injury.
Egan most people think of MMA and martial arts as being about fighting and the combat side of the sport.
Can you tell us a bit more about what you do now and how you coach and train people using martial arts and your training background
I believe MMA is absolutely the best overall body workout you can do. I crafted my MMA workouts so that you can train like a fighter without every having to step into the ring. I teach MMA bootcamps and training camps now and my clients are getting physiques like the professional fighters. I use short bursts of explosive movements that not only work your cardio, but also build lean muscle. Most fighters don’t lift traditional weights. I focus more on their functional strength and agility for the most efficient workout.
Egan can you tell us more information about your MMA BodyWeight Workouts and how they can benefit my readers?
My MMA Bodyweight Workouts are great for the days you can’t get into the gym, if you’re traveling or you just want to break through that plateau. I encourage everyone to supplement their workouts with some MMA training. Within 2 weeks of doing my workouts you’ll start to notice a difference in your conditioning and your body. The workouts are short, but intense. I crafted these workouts to be no longer than 12 minutes so that you can really push yourself to max capacity, thus boosting you after burn. You can combine two workouts for a longer session or also add in in one of my “fighters abs” workouts.
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