Here’s a great question from a youngin:
im 14 years old and am sort of “self-training” myself for MMA. Im starting at a real gym in october. But as im sure you know, you need long arms and legs for fighting so my qestion is does hindu pushups squats and bridges stunt your growth? I work out three hours a day so this is a big issue for me.
MJF: Cody, first of all, where on earth did you hear that you need long arms and legs for fighting? That’s absolutely not true. Long limbs can help – and they can hinder. Some of the
greatest fighters of all times had short, stocky builds.
Now, your question. No, Hindu pushups, Hindu squats and the other body weight exercises in Combat Condiitioning will not stunt your growth. They will, however, simultaneously give you strength, endurance and flexibility.
In addition to the three hours you say you’re training each day, make sure you balance it with a good chunk of reading.
P.S. Have you gotten your Power Wheel yet? If not, be sure to watch this.