McGregor’s training principles are slightly different from the others, who doesn’t believe in a strict monotonous routine. He likes to listen to his body and go with the flow. “I wake up, I drink water, I stretch, I begin to loosen up, and then I continue moving throughout the day,” he says. “I’ll hit the gym or whatever I feel like at that particular time, or I’ll take a class of taekwondo, jiu-jitsu, yoga, or capoeira. Sometimes, I’ll box. Variety is the best way. For me, regimen doesn’t work.”
So although he doesn’t have a fixed workout routine, but this is what is general work out looks like:
Conor McGregor’s Workout Routine
Workout 1: Flexibility and Dynamic Stretching
Muay Thai Knees
Stand in a fighting stance. Step through with your back leg, driving your knee upward as you push your hips forward. Repeat the same with your opposite leg.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart. Hold your arms up and rotate them forward and backward.
Face a wall, and place both palms flat against it. Rotate your hips as you swing your leg outward to get a good stretch on each leg.
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, with your hands on your hips. Push your hips forward and circle for the allocated time in both directions.
Lie on your back with the soles of both feet touching the floor and your knees bent at 90 degrees. Lift your heel off the floor and push back gently until your head and toes are the only points of contact with the ground. Hold, then relax and repeat.
Do each of these exercises for one minute.
Workout 2: Static Stretching
Sit on the floor with your legs slightly bent in front of you. Roll back until your toes touch the ground and you’re in an inverted position.
Sit-Through Abdominal Stretch
Lie on your stomach with your palms in line with your armpits. Breathe in, and push your upper body up as you breathe out. Your legs should be flat and the part of your back should be curved.
Sit-Back Shoulder Stretch
Begin on your knees. Sit back toward your feet and stretch your arms forward as far as you can. Your face should be near the ground.
Lying Leg Stretch
Lie flat on your back with one knee bent at a 90-degree angle. Rest your other leg against it. Pull your knee toward your chest to flex your knee, hip and hamstring.
Sit on the floor with the soles of both feet together. Hold your feet and gently push down on your knees with your elbows to stretch your groin.
Sit down from a staggered squat. Your back foot should be on the ball with your butt resting on your heel. Your front foot is placed flat in front of you and is used to initiate the motion. Pull yourself using your hamstrings, and transition from the ball of your foot to the flat of it.
Benefit: decreases patella-femoral stress (knee pain).
Start in a low, wide stance with your knees bent. Twist your heels out as far as they can go. From there, shift your weight to each side by bending one knee as you step forward in your wide stance and straighten your other leg.
Benefit: develops groin and hip strength.
Start in a high push-up position. Move one hand and the opposite foot forward. With your leg bent to the side and off the ground, do a push-up. After the push-up, move your opposite limbs in the same way and repeat to advance forward.
Benefit: improves core control and hip mobility.
From the standing position, lower yourself to a touch-toes position. While bouncing up, move one foot forward, keeping both knees firmly locked. Pull yourself using your abs, and as you bounce upwards, move your other foot forward. Remember to reach the floor as you go.
Do these for 30 seconds each.
Workout 3: Bodyweight Circuit
Works: abs, biceps, middle back, shoulders, traps, triceps
Use a pair of rings, initiate a pull-up by pulling your elbows down to your sides. As you reach the top position of the pull-up, pull the rings to your armpits as you roll your shoulders forward, allowing your elbows to move straight back behind you. Maintain control and extend through the elbows to complete the movement.
Works: shoulders, triceps
Lie prone and hold your torso up at arm’s length. Lower yourself until your chest touches the floor, breathe out, and press your upper body up while squeezing your chest. Pinch your chest at the top, and then lower yourself again.