Georges St. Pierre is one of the top MMA fighters in the world and is largely considered the best pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.
He was also the reigning Welterweight champion of the world, having defeated Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November 2013. GSP has a very well-rounded MMA skill set. He’s an excellent grappler and has a very strong wrestling background. He also has great standup skills and is a very accurate striker.
His wrestling skills and striking are among the best in MMA. GSP has also been known to finish his fights with kicks and knees. He’s even finished with his back on the ground. St. Pierre has a very unique training routine. He likes to mix things up and does not follow a set program. He’ll work out in the morning, then go home and work out again in the evening. This is why GSP has such a high level of fitness. He’s always training, and never stops training. When he isn’t working out, he’s studying, or doing something related to his career.
For this article, we’ll take a look at George’s St. Pierre’s workout routine, what his diet is, and what kind of strength and conditioning program he uses.
GSP Current Stats
- Birth: May 19, 1981
- Weight Class: Middleweight
- Height: 5’11 (180 cm)
- Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
- Achievements: UFC Hall of Fame, UFC Middleweight Championship (one time), UFC Welterweight Championship (two times).
What’s GSPs Workout Routine?
GSP trains in the morning, then goes home and works out again in the evening. He mixes up his workouts, and does not follow a set training program. He likes to train in the morning, then go home and train again in the evening. This is why he’s so fit, because he’s always training.
Georges St. Pierre trains heavily in boxing, Muay Thai, and Jiu-Jitsu, and will typically have a sparring partner working when he trains in MMA. Indeed, GSPs sparring partners are among the best in the world, which is why opponents of GSP can always expect him to be at his best for every match.
The workout routine below is what GSP can be seen doing at the gym on a typical week. Of course, this doesn’t include his MMA training, which he does 6 days a week and 2 sessions per day.
Why GSP Loves HIIT
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great form of exercise because it is a great way to burn calories and build muscle. It is a type of exercise that has become very popular among people who want to lose weight fast.
It is a type of exercise that consists of short, intense bursts of exercise followed by periods of rest. This means that you can get a great workout in very little time, which makes it perfect for people who don’t have much time to spare. High-intensity interval training also helps with fat loss because it helps your body use its stored energy more efficiently.
It can be performed almost anywhere and in many different ways. The main goal of this type of exercise is to get your heart rate up to around 90% of its maximum. This is done through a variety of methods including sprints, jumping jacks, and burpees.
The best way to perform HIIT is to try to increase the intensity each time you do it. You should make sure that you work hard enough that you can’t continue for more than 30 seconds before you need to take a break.
One of the main benefits of high-intensity interval training is that it burns a lot of calories. In fact, it can be used to burn about 400 calories per session. This is a huge benefit because you don’t have to spend hours at the gym in order to lose weight.
You can get an excellent workout in very little time. This means that you can burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. It can also be an efficient way to burn calories if you are dieting. This is because your body will be using its stored energy more efficiently than it would if you were just doing continuous, steady-state cardio.
Another big benefit of high-intensity interval training is that it helps you build muscle. Your muscles are much more efficient at burning calories when they are growing and developing than when they are already at their maximum strength.
When you work out with high-intensity interval training, you are also working out your cardiovascular system which is essential for the development of muscle tissue. This form of exercise can also help you improve your endurance.
Monday to Friday (High-Intensity Interval Training)
High-Intensity Interval Training is a great form of exercise because it is a great way to burn calories and build muscle. It is a type of exercise that has become very popular among people who want to lose weight fast.
GSP does Tabata High-Intensity Interval Rowing: 20 seconds max effort, alternating with 10 seconds easy rowing from Monday to Friday with the exception of Thursday, his rest day.
Monday to Friday (except Thursday): Legs
Working out your legs is very important because they are the largest muscles in your body.Your legs are made up of more muscle than your chest, back, and arms combined. You use them constantly throughout the day and for every activity you perform, so keeping them in tiptop shape is essential. Legs are made up of a lot of small muscles that contract and relax to allow movement. They are also designed to absorb shocks and support your body. When they get stiff or sore, it can impact your everyday life and limit the movement you can do.
- Deadlifts: three sets, 8 to 12 reps each
- Stiff Leg Deadlifts: three sets, 5 reps each
- Power Cleans: three sets, 5 reps each
- Front Squats: three sets, 5 reps each
- Push Press: three sets, 2 reps each
- Squats: three sets, 5 reps each
- Single-Leg Squats: three sets to failure
- Jumping Lunges w/ Barbell: three sets to failure
- Jump Squats w/ Barbell: three sets to failure
Tuesday and Saturday: Upper Body and Abs
Paying special attention to your upper body and abs when you exercise is a great way to improve your overall fitness. It also helps to prevent and reduce back pain. Doing core workouts will make you stronger, which can help you in the gym or in the MMA ring. A strong core also helps you maintain good posture, which can help you stand taller and look better.
- High Pulls: four sets, 10 to 12 reps
- Pull-Ups: three sets to failure
- Medicine Ball: three sets to failure
- Inverted Lateral Row: three sets to failure
- Single Arm Dumbbell: three sets, 8 to 12 reps
- Bicep Curls: three sets, 8 to 12 reps
- Barbell Twists: three sets to failure
- Leg Raises: three sets to failure
Wednesday and Sunday: Upper Body
- Standing Push Press: four sets, 10 to 12 reps
- Dumbbell Chest Press: three sets to failure
- Standing Lateral Shoulder Flys: three sets to failure
- Tricep Extensions: three sets to failure
- Pushups: three sets to failure
- Front Dips: three sets to failure
- Tricep Dips: three sets to failure
- Handstand Pushups Against Wall: three sets to failure
Thursday: Rest Day
Thursday is when GSP takes a break from the grueling week of workouts.
You need a rest day at some point, especially if you work out more than a few days of the week. This will allow your body to recover from all the physical activity.
This will allow your body to recover from all the physical activity. It will also allow your muscles to repair themselves from the damage they have taken and prepare for another grueling workout, rejuvenated and refreshed.
How GSP Prepares For Fights
In order to prepare for a fight, GSP eats well and sleeps well. He does not do any special pre-fight dieting but instead focuses on eating well and sleeping well. Once GSP is scheduled for a fight, he will train every day for it, with some days being harder than others. His training will typically consist of three types of work: cardio, strength, and skill.
His cardio consists of jogging or swimming, depending on the weather. His strength training includes weight lifting, and his skill training will include sparring with partners and adjusting both his striking and grappling to his opponent’s style of fighting.
GSP has been quoted as saying that the most important aspect of his training is his cardio, followed by his strength, then his skill. As for sleep, GSP will get six to eight hours per night, and will not sleep through the night before a fight.
What’s His Fighting Style?
GSP has developed his own style of fighting. He has done this by taking the best aspects from the different styles that he’s mastered and incorporating them into his own style. It is a combination of boxing, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). He incorporates aspects of BJJ into his game, avoiding striking techniques he’s not comfortable with. This means that if you are a grappler, GSP is a great person to train with. In a nutshell, his style is built around two principles:
- Keeping his opponent off balance.
- Utilizing his strength and speed to wear down his opponent.
George’s striking style is based on using his body and momentum to create power in his strikes. He prefers to use the full range of his punches and has been quoted as saying that he likes to mix up his punches, especially his left hand. His favorite punch is the left hook, which he throws with an overhand motion. Grappling GSP’s grappling style is based on getting his opponent down to the ground. His favorite technique is the triangle choke, which he can finish from both standing and while on the ground.
In terms of his standup, GSP has an amazing ability to take away his opponents’ balance through superior striking. He uses it to control the distance between him and his opponent and is able to do this because of his height and reach advantage. By using his boxing skills to keep his opponents from getting close to him he always manages to avoid getting hit or cornered.
In terms of ground game, GSP utilizes a wide variety of techniques. His favorite techniques are sweeps and takedowns. In addition, GSP has a very strong ground game and is excellent at controlling his opponent’s position. He is a master of submission and has shown a willingness to attempt submissions from time to time but has been more successful at pounding his opponents while maintaining control on the ground.
Why Georges St. Pierre Is One Of The The Best MMA Fighters
Georges St. Pierre is arguably the best mixed martial artist of all time. He has been on top for a long time. GSP is a fighter who does not get into trouble but he also does not lose fights. His opponents have been some of the toughest in the sport.
St. Pierre has proven to be one of the most durable fighters as well, and his size, strength, speed, power, and overall athletic ability are what helped him succeed. Additionally, he has an uncanny ability to make things happen when it matters most.
Georges St. Pierre is one of the most respected fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA). The Montreal native has been a pioneer of MMA, establishing a new era of competition at a time when mixed martial arts was in its infancy.
His workout and diet routine is indeed intensive. It’s not for the faint of heart. But if you want to be a beast like GSP, then there’s no escaping it — you’ll need to go through the same rigors and intensity. And it’s more than just training and diet, too. St. Pierre reveals the one thing that’s truly behind all his success is an unrelenting commitment to excellence.
Indeed, St. Pierre does what champions do to succeed. It’s a process, it’s a constant, and it never stops.
In the end, it’s the relentless pursuit of perfection that makes him so special. I don’t think any other fighter has ever been able to explain his process as well as Georges St. Pierre. He’s taken us inside the mind of a champion, and we’ve learned what it takes to be a champion.