Before I started training at WHS I was a semi-professional MMA flyweight. I have since turned professional and am now in the top 6 flyweight’s in the UK and if I wasn’t training at WHS I don’t reckon I would have achieved this. It’s been well worth the investment….
WHS: What do you feel you have achieved since you’ve been at WHS?
OG: Before I started training at WHS I was a semi-professional MMA flyweight. I have since turned professional and am now in the top 6 flyweight’s in the UK and if I wasn’t training at WHS I don’t reckon I would have achieved this. It’s been well worth the investment. WHS has helped me improve all of my physical capabilities, and it’s been a continuous improvement every fight I’ve gone into since. These improvements have also had a knock on effect on increasing my confidence in my own fighting ability.
WHS: What was your training like before WHS?
OG: I used to train like a bodybuilder. It used to be 3 sets of 8 reps with the focus on beach muscles!
WHS: What’s unique about the training we do?
OG: The most unique thing would be the structural balance tests. These help set my targets that are specific to my MMA goals. You are only as strong as your weakest link. Also I was told to ditch the cardio. Before I used to do running on a treadmill and go for jogs for 30-45 minutes at a time. The coaches told me this was negatively affecting my power and conditioning, which makes sense as I don’t run around the ring away from my opponents!
WHS: What was your nutrition like before WHS?
OG: I used to eat whatever I wanted, when I wanted! Junk food, pizzas, chips, you name it. I had no structure either, I used to think I’m hungry so I’ll eat! That soon changed. Not just because I had to, after learning about what effect foods have I wanted to stay away from them.
I used to worry a lot about cutting weight but now it’s quite easy to knock off 5kg and then put it back on in time for the fight. Keeping track of my BioSignature keeps me on target and means I can make small adjustments when needed
WHS: How has BioSignature helped you?
OG: It’s helped me monitor exactly where my body fat is. When I first started I thought I was quite lean and was measured at 10.2%. 8 weeks later I was 2.6%! The coaches’ knowledge made cutting weight easier and corrected the bad practices I used before such as starving myself or hitting the sauna. I used to worry a lot about cutting weight but now it’s quite easy to knock off 5kg and then put it back on in time for the fight. Keeping track of my BioSignature keeps me on target and means I can make small adjustments when needed.
WHS: How has Trigenics and Active Release Techniques helped you?
OG: Being a fighter I always get injured so they’ve helped me get me back into the ring as soon as possible and they are only one of 2 places in Europe that are qualified Trigenics Trainers. I train 6 days a week MMA and 4 days a week at WHS and I’m miserable when injured!
WHS: What have you learned?
OG: I’ve actually done a Personal Trainer course myself and I learnt more from the initial BioSignature consultation and structural balance tests than I did on the whole of the course! Every single variable in my program from rest to the tempo of exercises is controlled.
WHS: What would you tell others about your experience of WHS?
OG: I would tell them that the training is always changing and that you’ll get results. You will also learn loads. You don’t just come in and train, you get told why you’re doing things. It’s also enjoyable and I look forward to it. Apart from sled drags, they mess me up!
WHS: In one sentence what makes us different to other gyms?
OG: You actually make people’s goals happen
WHS: What’s next for you?
OG: My ultimate goal is to make UFC when they introduce the flyweight category but for now I’m concentrating on becoming the #1 flyweight in the UK and then Europe.
- 10.2% to 2.6% body fat
- From unranked to top 6 fighter in UK
- Increased confidence
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