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Episode 134: UFC Fighter Matt Brown on Westside training, mental toughness, and active release technique

UFC welterweight Matt Brown (a.k.a The Immortal) takes time out of his training prep for UFC 189 in July, to talk training with Louie Simmons, why he can’t stand chiropractors, future business with Westside Barbell, Dimebag Darrell, his current ipod playlist plus the following:

  • Matt shares how his current training camp is going as he prepares to fight Tim Means
  • Matt discusses how he discovered Westside Barbell & began training with Louie Simmons
  • Matt shares how Louie puts Matt’s personal program together, compared to the more well-known Westside training system
  • Although Matt shares his recovery practices, what did he have to say in regards to Louie giving him a massage
  • Matt shares his disdain for most chiropractors & why he favors Active Release Technique
  • Matt talks the disadvantages of training in Las Vegas
  • How does Matt deal with mental prep the week of a fight & what book does he suggest to help anyone in any field in terms of mental prep
  • How does Matt deal with losses and how does he view the concept of “moral victories”
  • What is Matt’s “Nutrition Periodization” strategy & how can you utilize this strategy to your current eating program
  • Matt shares his experience at the Damageplan show, where former Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell was murdered 
  • What’s on Matt’s current ipod playlist 
  • Matt discusses his fitness equipment company & why any true strength enthusiast will be interested in what he has coming out
  • Matt gives us his predictions for UFC 189, Robbie Lawler vs. Rory McDonald & Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor

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