Georges St-Pierre Prepares for Carlos

We thought some of you might want to see Georges St-Pierre in action and here he is doing a little sparing. Here's the description on this video: "UFC star Georges St-Pierre employs Muay Thai fighters during training in Montreal, on Thursday, November 1, 2012, for his November 17 bout at the Bell Centre against interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit."

This was created by the Montreal Gazette.

RushFit Results: Why Real Men Love it

Home Exercise Program by GSP

RushFit is one kick-butt home workout program and the men who take fitness seriously are getting RushFit (pun absolutely intentional).  There has never been any home workout program like RushFit and how could there have been, St. Pierre hasn’t been on the scene that long.   George St-Pierre emerged on the Mixed Martial Arts stage in 2004 and has been a dominating presence ever since.    RushFit is for real and it’s a fitness program that all men can appreciate.  Here’s why:

•  It has Georges St. Pierre 

Does anymore need to be said?  He is the UFC Welterweight Champion and considered by many to be the pound for pound toughest fighter in the World.  St. Pierre is so tough that fear is afraid of him.  He can hit. He can kick. He can grapple. And his opponents don’t know what he is coming at them with next.  What other options of exercising allow train with one of the best athletes in the World?  My local gym doesn’t have any professional athletes hanging around to do burpees with me.  But in RushFit you get to do exactly what St. Pierre does, although probably not quite as well. And St. Pierre isn’t just your typical world champion.  He is a world champion who is recognized as being one of the fit professional athletes in the world.  And as you can imagine that is some pretty tough competition.  So you get to train with him and be led by his trainer.   

•  It is Insanely Intense

Not everyone is a UFC fan and that’s not at all necessary to become a RushFit enthusiast, because just about everyone appreciates passion and that’s something that St-Pierre and Erik Owings bring to everything they do.  Owings designed GSP RushFit and he, like St-Pierre is a real fanatic about fitness.  Owings used to fight himself and got so interested in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, he moved down there to study it.  That type of commitment is imbibed in RushFit. He has created a program that challenges Canada’s best athlete.   When you are doing the RushFit routines and it looks like St-Pierre is about to collapse that’s real.  That’s him leaving nothing on the table.  That’s St-Pierre showing us how to train, how to become our best, how to get in the best shape we’ve ever been in.   It’s inspiring and motivating.  

•  Rush Fit Gets Results

Whether you are trying to lose 50 lbs or lose that last 2 percent of body fat to get to 6 percent, RushFit delivers.  Workouts are 45 minutes per day broken down into five minute “rounds”, which are so intense they will force you to bust through the fitness plateau no matter what your past experiences are.  

Even if you are a complete newbie, you can do the easier program and build up to the point you are doing the real deal just like St. Pierre.  Rushfit is a complete 8-week training program, which includes conditioning, strength, flexibility, endurance and nutrition.  The program comes with a nutrition guide. You are going to learn how to feed your body and you will lose weight.  You will probably gain some muscle, but if you follow the plan, you will lose fat.  Just look at the photos on this site of St. Pierre, how much fat do you see?  

Also, check out some of the before and after photos here: GSP RushFit photos.

Some of the RushFit Results are amazing and keep in mind this is after only 8 weeks: Jessica C. lost 14.8 lbs, 19 inches; Dan W. lost 23 lbs, 16,25 inches; Catie B. lost 13.25 lbs, 13.25 inches and you could be the next one to post your after photo.  Just take a good before and make sure you weigh in.  Let the training camp begin. 

Rushfit Creator, Georges St-Pierre to Fight Carlos Condit

For GSP Rushfit fans who aren't familiar with Ultimate Fighting, we provide this layman's update on a bit of bizarreness going on in the industry.  He is known to us as the star of RushFit, but to the rest of the world welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (often written as St. Pierre) is a fighting sensation that is the biggest Pay-per-view draw in the business, according to UFC president, Dan White.

St-Pierre was scheduled to fight Nick Diaz and defend his welterweight title on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas.  But oddly Diaz skipped a press conference that was set up to promote the fight.  There was no good reason given by Diaz for skipping the event and then even more inexplicably, Diaz didn't show up for another press conference.  When these fights are set up, the participants agree to do a certain amount of promotional work, which is extremely important to generate income for the events.  With this second no-show by Diaz,  UFC President Dana White, evidently had enough and replaced Diaz with Carlos Condit. 

Diaz then releases a strange home-made video that says among other things, that he "Never backed out of a fight in my life."  He doesn't explain why he missed the press conferences, which he calls "beauty pageants."  Although fighters are often known for being a bit unpredictable, this behavior is particularly odd.  White said that he has promoted over 1,600 fights and has never had a fighter refuse to do press conferences.  He called Diaz unprofessional and said that in setting up the fight he had carefully explained to Diaz that he was going to be expected to promote the fight.  It would seem that Diaz is known as a bit of a loose canon. 

Another interesting twist on this development is the close relationship between St-Pierre and Condit.  They both have trained under Greg Jackson and are said to be good friends.  Jackson has said he will not be working with either fighter and will not attend the fight.  So Oct 29, Georges St-Pierre will be fighting friend and teamate Condit in UFC 137 instead of fighting the talented but immature, Nick Diaz.   And you didn't think there was politics in this industry. 

Why Women Love RushFit

 

Women Love RushFit and Apparently St-Pierre's Butt

Rushfit is gaining momentum throughout the U.S. and Canada and across many demographics, but one of the surprising demos is the rising popularity of the program among women.  Naturally, a home workout program with one of the best UFC fighters in the World, Georges St. Pierre, is going to attract a lot of the attention from fight fans.  UFC fans are mostly male, but the popularity of the program with the women who have tried it is just a further testament that you don't have to be a Mixed Martial Arts fan or even familiar with it, to enjoy this new fitness program. 

The perception of some has been that because Georges St-Pierre and his trainer, Erik Owings created the GSP Rushfit home workout program that it is only for someone wanting to become a Mixed Marital Arts fighter or that you have to do a lot of complex Jiu Jitsu or Kickboxing moves.  That is definitely not the case.  Although, some of the movements are related to martial arts and Owings does relate some of the exercises to fighting, there is nothing that requires you to have any knowledge or experience of Martial Arts. RushFit has less martial arts movements than some of the other DVD workout programs that don’t feature the UFC Welterweight World Champion.   

Owings has said that one of the people he had in mind when designing the program was his 57 year-old mother.  He said he wanted to create a program that she could do and one that would challenge St. Pierre at the same time. In going after that, he has created a program that stands on it’s own completely separate from anything having to do with Mixed Martial Arts.  Rushfit includes a lot of the standard home workout movements, (burpees, squats, pushups), but he has also created some completely unique moves that are challenging and make the program that much more interesting.  It’s definitely not a re-do of some of the programs that have been around a while. 

What Women are Saying about GSP RushFit

Online Rushfit Reviewer "SarahR" – wrote that she was pleased to find the workout wasn't that difficult for her and that until actually doing the program she had been intimidated by the program because Georges St. Pierre was behind it, but that in reality he was actually struggling along with her to do the workouts. She found St. Pierre’s apparent exhaustion encouraging.  

“This is a great all around workout. It keeps your heart pumping and muscles working,” wrote online reviewer “Trista.”  She also wrote, “I would definitely recommend this DVD.” 

Some of the things that other women reviewers have liked about GSP RushFit:  The flexibility of the different levels and the fact that you can be a beginner and do modified movements and then as you improve, move up to the more advanced style movements.    

One female RushFit reviewer wrote that she started with only 2 lb weights and was able to get an excellent workout and continue to increase the weights.  

Another plus that has been sited is the shortness of the workouts.  The intense portion of the workouts is 25 minutes with a 10-minute warm-up and a10-minute cool down.  Several reviewers have commented that it is much easier to find the time in a busy day to do a shorter workout than a full hour-long workout. And because of the intensity of the RushFit workouts, the amount of calories burned is greater. Additionally, no equipment is required other than a couple dumbbells.     

RushFit Price Appeals to the Value Minded Shopper

RushFit comes with Six DVD’s broken down into seven workouts: Strength and Endurance, Abdominal Strength and Core Conditioning, Fight Conditioning Workout, Explosive Power Training, Full Body Strength & Conditioning, Balance & Agility, and Stretch for Flexibility. There are three different levels of 8-week training calendars: beginner, intermediate and advanced. Also included are a starter guide, workout guide and a nutrition guide.  Despite all that is included the RushFit program is priced less than $90 which is about half of what some of the other home workout programs cost. 

 

The fairer half of this writing team, Maria, finds the program strength conditioning workouts an inspiring challenge.  Maria, who has never seen a UFC bout in her life, is not interested in the fight records of the creators of RushFit, Owings and St-Pierre, but as a personal trainer herself, she was pleased that the program pushed her over the edge of exhaustion.  She also liked the focus on the exercises and techniques without the constant cheerleading that is often prevalent in some of the other more traditional home fitness programs.  There isn't a lot of pep talk in RushFit.  There is some encouragement from Erik Owings but it doesn’t reach the level of “cheerleading”, but more along the lines of prodding.  Maria really appreciated the energy of the workouts and says that it’s more inspiring than the over-the-top cheerfulness that is the norm. 

Another comment from Maria that I’m not thrilled to pass on was that, “If RushFit gives me a cute butt, like him, then it’s fabulous.”   

One criticism that many female reviewers have voiced one way or other is that the every DVD has the same warm-up and cool-down routine on them.  So whichever workout you are doing you are going to get the exact same routine at the beginning and end.   Personally this doesn’t bother me one bit, because I think the warm-up and cool-down portions of any workout program are boring, but if you have to have one glaring shortcoming, this is probably about the best one to have.  

Bottom line (I’m not referring to the cute butt comment) is that female or male, we all want the same thing in a fitness program: Results.  We want a home workout system that works and from all accounts that is exactly what GSP RushFit delivers, no matter your gender.


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