This Saturday, under the bright lights of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC fighter and TRX athlete Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks will go to war against Georges St-Pierre in an attempt to dethrone the welterweight champion and spoil his chances of achieving the most wins in UFC history.
Known for his “big left hand,” Hendricks’ striking has been the source of six of his 15 professional victories, perhaps most memorable in his first-round knockout against Thai Boxing specialist Martin Kampmann at UFC 154. The four-time All American wrestler and two-time National Champion, could also likely be one of the most dangerous grapplers that St-Pierre--who has a takedown success rate of 75 percent--has ever faced. Hendricks’ hard work with TRX training has helped him build the core strength, mobility and durability needed to withstand and prevail over the powerful wrestling and Jiu Jitsu of St-Pierre, that has smothered so many before him.
This video will give you a glimpse into how Hendricks has incorporated TRX Training into his grueling and punishing camp leading up to this sure-to-be legendary battle. You’ll see him going back and forth between the TRX Rip Trainer and striking practice. Ideal for building rotational strength and explosive power, the TRX Rip Trainer incorporates unbalanced elastic resistance to activate the core with every movement.
Be sure to catch this legendary battle at UFC 167 St-Pierre vs. Hendricks, live from Las Vegas on Pay-Per-View. If you want to incorporate TRX into your own MMA training, try the TRX Performance MMA Workout here, featuring TRX fighter Brandon Vera and TRX inventor and former Navy SEAL Randy Hetrick.