Like the 'Snuggie Blanket' of 2009 (Come on, you know you got one as a gift this past year!), the Barbell Complex is becoming the new craze for fighters looking to take their conditioning to a whole other level. The Barbell Complex is really nothing new, but I do believe athletes and coaches are rediscovering this type of training because of the positive results it yields. That's why we use 'em. They DO NOT take the place of heavy weights and the traditional Barbell Movements though. It has more to do with what and why you use them. That's where you can go wrong with this. I have been using complexes for years as finishers for our fighters. We have used Dumbbells, Kettlebells, Sandbags, Heavybags, even Bricks, but I have to say that I love the Barbell. The Barbell is my favorite.
In this video you are about to see is a quick intro about how you don't need a Barbell to perform Complex Training followed by Lil'Bomb performing a Barbell Complex with half his body weight. We use this as a full body conditioner. A complex meets the metabolic demands of fighting. For our fighters we have seen huge improvements with increased hand speed, besides the increased work capacity within strength and power endurance.
In Lil' Bomb's fight last month, he completely destroyed his opponent in a second round TKO. Besides other Barbell Strength Training we have done, We both believe that the complexes he was performing leading up to the fight, put his hand speed and power over the top. We will be posting that video A.S.A.P. Until then, enjoy the 'Snuggie' video:
A Side Note:
In case you are wondering, I did receive a 'Snuggie Blanket' for Christmas. Whether I use it or not is between me and the blanket...