Legendary MMA trainer John Hackleman discovered CrossFit in its early days and hooked up with Greg Glassman at the original CrossFit box in Santa Cruz. Soon after, Hackleman started CrossPit, a sport-specific hybrid MMA and CrossFit training protocol that has churned out countless firebreathers. Hackleman’s current gym, The Pit, utilizes this training strategy with great success.
“Conditioning is as important as anything else in the martial arts,” the Pit Master says.
Take a closer look inside The Pit, the mind of John Hackleman and the training protocol that has produced athletes such as Chuck Liddell, Antonio Banuelos, Casey Olson and more.
Additional reading: CrossPit Basics by Tony Budding, published April 1, 2006.