As the “All American” Brian Stann prepares to square off against Chael Sonnen at UFC 136 this Saturday, he goes into the bout confident that all the blood and sweat shed over the past few months during his training will pay off.
Stann went into his training camp with a significant foot injury, hindering his ability to do a lot of heavy free-weight lifting with his lower body. Working with TRX Head of Human Performance Chris Frankel, he was able to come up with a comprehensive system to build his strength without compromising his recovery.
In preparation for his bout with Sonnen, Stann wanted to focus a lot on his lower body. “I wanted more leg power for this fight because I’m going to be wrestling a lot more and I’m going to be defending shots. In order to have an explosive sprawl or defend shots against the cage, you’ve got to have a lot of leg drive because guys are going to dive down at your legs. You’ve got to be able to pull them back up to your upper body on the cage.”
Check out the video above, where Frankel puts Stann through the paces at Jackson's MMA Gym in Albuquerque, showing him the TRX Low Row, TRX Squat Row, TRX Squat Y Fly and TRX Overhead Squat.
If you want a taste of what Stann’s training is like, take the TRX FORCE: Mission Readiness Challenge and be sure to watch Stann take on Chael Sonnen on October 8th at UFC 136.