Shane Carwin talks sense about MMA Strength and Conditioning!
I read an interview with Shane Carwin on Elite FTS the other day. Although the questions asked are quite leading, Carwins responses are pretty intelligent I think.
It certainly makes my job easier when high profile athletes talk about the importance of S&C to their careers, I don’t have to spend quite as long on the education process which means I can spend more time training people to get better!
You can check out the full interview here: Shane Carwin
Here’s some of Shane’s responses that I thought noteworthy:
On strength and conditioning in general:
It amazes that fighters are just now saying that they’re hiring strength and conditioning coaches. That’s crazy to me. I can’t understand how they haven’t been doing strength work the whole time.
On committment to training:
Another thing those people won’t want to hear is that it takes a long time to develop that strength and power. It isn’t done over a period of months. It’s done over a period of years. You have to stay committed and dedicated to getting stronger and not expect it to happen overnight.
As far as nutrition and supplementation goes, if you aren’t fueling your body when you’re weight training and conditioning, you’re missing out. To me, it isn’t any good without good, wholesome, whole foods and high quality sports supplements. Without the fuel, your body isn’t going to grow.
At my house, I have an ice bath and a hot tub right next to each other. I’ll go five in one and five in the other and go back and forth like that a number of times. I learned that down in Louisiana when I was training for the NFL in 1998 with strength and conditioning coach Kurt Hester. He was helping out me, Chuck Wiley, and Alan Fanaca.