A buddy of mine went to a tryout for team shamrock in san jose the other day. This is his email that he sent me with the routine they did. "All, For those that know, I went to a Team Shamrock MMA tryout (training) in San Jose, Ca. It was brutal. Here is a small taste of what the Shamrock fighters go through just to get on the Team. Each applicant gets three Team members as mental motivators. No more than 1 minute off between separate exercises. 1. 2 mile timed run, then right into the second part of the physical test. 2. On the line, complete 200 body squats (90 degrees or does not count). 3 sec rest if needed, if more, you're done!!! 100 Toe touch situps, right into 100 V-chair situps. (No resting) 100 pushups. ( legs touch and you're out, chest down for 3 sec and you're out) 200 leg raises 3. Glove up for the fighting portion: (4 three minute rounds, 1 minute off) All sparring partners are current Team Shamrock members, and all are fresh....... Rnd 1.....free style wrestling/grappling Rnd 2......boxing (no head gear/10 ounce gloves) Rnd 3......kickboxing (10 ounce gloves/shin and foot pads / no head gear) Rnd 4......MMA, anything goes (MMA 4 ounce gloves / no head gear) I did well with the whole thing. Trained a lot for this kind of tryout. Out of seven guys, I was the only one with a huge boxing backround. All others were black belt this and that. They got tore up with the boxing portion. I did really well with the hands. Thru the physical portion, 3 guys were puking. One guy was puking in the bucket as the fighters were gloving his hands for him. He went right into fighting. He made the Team. (2 of seven made the Team) As for me, I am very sore and swelled up!!! I talked to Frank before the tryout just to let him know that I can't move to CA if I make the Team, cuz of the job, but I want to do the whole tryout. He said fine, but, if I finished, he wouldn't say if I made the Team. I finished AND beat up one of his guys in the boxing portion. That just made the rest MAD...... Afterwards, Frank bought us all Dinner and drinks........he wispered to me that I am welcome to train anytime I'm in San Jose. And he thanked me for beating up his guy, said he is too cocky........"