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This is part of 31 Days, an ongoing fitness series in which a regular guy takes the fitness routines of celebrities and athletes — from Dwayne Johnson to Mark Wahlberg to Arnold Schwarzenegger — for a month-long test drive. Do the regimens live up to the physiques of the superstars behind them? Only one way to find out.
This Saturday, Conor McGregor makes his return to the UFC after a two-year hiatus.
Whether you’re rooting for “The Notorious” Irishman (who has more than earned that nickname in the interim by boxing 10 rounds with Floyd Mayweather, among other things) or Khabib Nurmagomedov, his stoic, 26-0 Russian opponent, there is one thing every spectator can surely agree on:
Between all the haymakers and takedowns, we will all at some point think to ourselves, “Damn, I wish I was in that good of shape.”
Good news: You can be. Or at least that’s the promise of Conor McGregor FAST, the conditioning-focused, zone-based fitness program championed by the MMA megastar.
To see if FAST lives up to the man behind it, I took the regimen for a one-month test drive. Then I dialed Dr. Julian Dalby, MD — one of the physiologists behind the program and a member of McGregor’s personal health and conditioning team — to get some expert insights on how the laymen among us can get the most out of the routine.
Below, a rundown of what exactly McGregor’s conditioning action plan looks like, from workouts to diet to gear to supplements.
It may be too late for most of us to become prizefighters. But training like one? As you’ll see, that’s well within your grasp.