Episode Number: 749
Episode Guest: Carlos Condit and Erwan Le Corre
Original Airdate: January 20, 2016
Episode Sponsors: MeUndies, LegalZoom, Onnit
Guest Bio: Carlos Condit is a mixed martial artist, competing in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Erwan Le Corre is the founder and innovator of a physical education system and lifestyle known as MovNat.
Topics Discussed: Movement is the latest trend in MMA; how they met; what is Erwan’s background; normalcy is a killer; what it was like when Carlos met Erwan; ACL repairs; how Carlos’ camps are structured; how he’s using technology to train smarter by monitoring his body’s stats; how did he blend movement training with MMA training; what better movement means for the body; what is involved in movement training; adjusting Carlos’ stance; how Carlos’ style changed; more fighters are using a karate stance; getting used to changing his style; importance of rest; improving foot strength; feet aren’t strong because we wear shoes and live indoors; NFL players who are doing ballet; how he developed his program; movement is vital; who goes to Erwan’s gym and how he trains them; training dogs on a treadmill; the human body isn’t moving the way it’s supposed to; importance of flexibility; working with Erwan filled in the holes in Carlos’ game; fighters should look at training as a science; mastering one discipline; the Robbie Lawler fight; exhaustion after the fight; the primary focus of training for a fight is physical preparation; preparing mentally for a fight; MMA is a violent art; how difficult it is to be in the moment during a fight and not be overwhelmed; dangers of weight cutting; UFC’s drug testing; Yoel Romero tested positive for a designer PED; Lance Armstrong and steroids in cycling; blood doping; detecting testosterone and new methods of creating testosterone; regular people running marathons on EPO; genetically re-engineering humans in the future; CRISPR; Alexander Karelin; guy who has artificial knee made with metal; artificial body parts; technology can be used or abused; the future of the human body; the body merging with technology; buying air/oxygen in Asia; oxygen bars; the quality of the air in a forest; Carlos’ diet during training; Carlos and bowhunting; New Mexico is the best place to live; running barefoot; shoes aren’t needed; bowhunting training; the brain, movement, and situational awareness; what kind of meat Carlos eats; eating wild game meat; working with Mike Dolce to diet before his fight; his worst weight cut for his first kickboxing fight against Andy Souwer; Rizin Fighting Federation‘s new year’s 2015 card; Kazushi Sakuraba; Sakuraba vs. Royce Gracie; the first UFC fights they ever watched; the early days of MMA; Joe starting wrestling; Carlos getting into the sport at the right time; the first MMA gyms haven’t evolved and are gone; two high level gyms in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Rolles Gracie; Rickson Gracie; 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu and breakdancers taking BJJ; 10th Planet breakdance crew video; what Greg Jackson and his coaches thought of Erwan; no other fighters have approached Erwan for help; gymnastics and MMA; how much longer will Carlos be fighting; his Nick Diaz fight; the Diaz brothers shit talking during a fight and preparing for it with Donald Cerrone; shit talking is an effective tactic; Chris Weidman wasn’t scared of Anderson Silva; Holly Holm wasn’t scared of Ronda Rousey; being overwhelmed by the moment; Donald Cerrone vs. Tim Means; Rafael dos Anjos and his training; what’s next for Carlos; Robbie Lawler rematch; Tyron Woodley; losing due to injury; how much time does he need off before fighting again; Joe thinks Condit vs. Lawler was a classic fight; kicks are dangerous; Dominick Cruz vs. TJ Dillashaw; visualization; octagon rust; analyzing footwork.
My Thoughts: I would have preferred if it was just Carlos on the podcast. I’m not really into hearing about movement training or running through the woods. To be fair, Erwan doesn’t chime in that often, but still. Just sayin’.
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