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Training for Warriors

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Training for Warriors

The Ultimate Mixed Martial Arts Workout

By Martin Rooney

Collins Publishers, Paperback, 9780061374333, 308pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 2008


To be a warrior, you must train like a warrior

Discover the training secrets that have produced World Champions in MMA, Submission Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Judo. More than 750 color photos will show you how to perform hundreds of exercises designed to specifically target each area of your body. You'll also learn:

  • Nutrition and safe weight-cutting tips
  • Information on dealing with injuries
  • Advice on the warrior mind and mental game
  • The ultimate 8-week warrior workout plan

Whether you are a fighter or just want to look like one, Training for Warriors is a proven, comprehensive system to get you fit for whatever battle life throws at you.

Praise For Training for Warriors

“If you want what other warriors don’t have, you need to do what other warriors don’t do. I want victories and that’’s why I follow this program.”
-Ricardo Almeida, UFC, Pride FC veteran and Middleweight King of Pancrase

“This training is intense—and it gives me the strength, speed, and endurance I need to take on and defeat the world.”
-Roger Gracie, 2005 ADCC Absolute and 2007 BJJ World Absolute Champion

“If you’re tired of being the nail, let Martin Rooney turn you into the hammer!”
-Renzo Gracie, ADCC and Pride Fighting Champion

“Rooney gets the most out of MMA fighters. He doesn’t stop at physical conditioning. What separates him from other top-flight trainers is his strict emphasis on being mentally prepared.”
-Frank McNeil,

“You have it all in the book. As someone who has seen the benefit of innovative, functional, and sport specific exercises, I think Martin Rooney is giving people a tremendous advantage in their MMA training with this book.”
-Kenny “Kenflo” Florian, UFC Fighter and BJJ black belt

“A fantastic book! The approach of associating MMA techniques with the exercises that will help improve them is something people will not have seen before.”
-Kid Peligro, Acclaimed martial arts author and BJJ black belt