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Craig DawsonCraig started training with NPPT on January 4, 2007. Craig is very involved with Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, a ground grappling martial art. Body weights matter a lot in self-defense and combat sports, and specifically, muscle mass can be a major advantage. Craig was holding his own, but wanted to see what adding muscle would do. Because ground grappling is stressful on the body, he also wanted to add a little muscle for protecting ligaments and joints.

Craig’s workout Schedule:

  • Weights/Interval training – three times a week (twice a week with Anthony and once a week on his own)
  • Jiu-jitsu – five times a week

Craig’s Secret to Success:

Results. Craig has gained 20 lbs in the last 15 months with no appreciable gain in fat. His cardio is through the roof, he can spar for 2 hours straight, and gets injured less when grappling! The added muscle has allowed him to master a more challenging, aggressive style of jiu-jitsu as well.

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Craig’s Long-Term Goals:

Craig would like to gain another 10 lbs. and then trim up. That might sound ridiculous, but competing in specific weight classes, every pound matters. Along with that, Craig wants to find a healthy athletic size, not bulked out, capable of throwing a football with his family or running a 5k or competing in a grappling tournament.