A former UFC light heavyweight champion, Liddell has an extensive background in kickboxing and wrestling. He is noted within the MMA community for his exceptional takedown defense and knockout ability. Along with fellow UFC fighter, Randy Couture, Liddell is widely credited for bringing mixed martial arts into the mainstream of American sports and entertainment.
Chuck The Iceman Liddell is a legend in the MMA world and in his prime was regarded as one of the best UFC fighters in the game. If you are interested in becoming the strongest man in combat sports then you may want to take a page from Chuck’s workout routine and incorporate it into your own.
The thing I like the most about Chuck Liddell’s workout routine is his use of Tri-Sets in his routine. Tri-Sets are 3 separate exercises that are performed back to back without time for rest. Tri-Sets will keep your body guessing and will bump up the tempo of your workout routine to build endurance and also invoke muscle confusion which could help you break through barriers in your strength building workouts.
DAY WORKOUT SETS REPS MON Explosive standing military press 3 6 MON Lateral Raise 2 15-20 Tri-Set MON Flat-bench dumbbell press 2 12-15 to failure MON Incline dumbbell flye 2 12-15 to failure MON Push-up 2 To failure Tri-Set MON Bent-over barbell row 2 12-15 to failure MON Front pull-down 2 11 MON Dumbbell pull-over 2 15-20 WED Squat 3 15-20 WED Barbell lunge 2 15-20 WED Barbell side lunge 1 15-20 Compound set WED Lying or seated leg curl 2 12-15 to failure WED Romanian dead lift 2 12-15 FRI Barbell clean 3 6 Tri-Set FRI Barbell curl 2 15-20 FRI Reverse barbell curl 2 15-20 FRI Hammer curl 2 15-20 Tri-Set FRI Lying French press 2 15-20 FRI Seated dumbbell extension 2 15-20 FRI Cable pressdown 2 15-20
* Finish with crunches, lying leg raises, decline twisting crunches, and 10-20 minutes of full-body stretching.
** Tri-Sets = 3 sets performed back to back w/o rest.