Reminiscing about the old days with some guys on the Underground about BJ Penn's My Gym Show.
For those that don't know, back in 2007-2008 BJ was creating a bunch of My Gym videos showing his lifestyle. 2007 was the time when BJ went on the Lightweight streak straight murdering folks training with the Marinovichs. It was a period that earned him recognition as one of the best LW's ever. He took out Jens Pulver, Joe Stevenson, Sean Sherk in 07-08 before going to Welterweight in 09 (losing to GSP) then back to LW to beat Kenny Florian and Diego Sanchez.
The My Gym Show would follow BJ around in Hilo, showing what it was like to be a fighter. They'd follow him around at training and at home showing his prepared meals. At that time I was still in college and would watch these videos religiously to supplement my training. We'd wait around for the new episode to be released then drill it at the gym or on my mats in my apartment. After seeing one episode with BJ using a OTM Lucky Gi I had to go out and buy it. It was super expensive, I think like $300, which was unheard of at the time. Anyway, here's some of the videos:
The My Gym Show Intro
BJ rolling with his brother Reagan in OTM's Lucky Gi. I ended up going out and buying this Gi after watching this video.
BJ's Morning Protein Shake
Do you remember this? They'd have a match of the day featuring two guys from the gym with everyone watching. I thought this was such a good idea to simulate a tournament that I started introducing it at the gym with Shane.
BJ training with the Marinovich's. This was a period where a lot of hardcore fans felt that BJ was at his peak.
Let us know if you remember these videos.. ah the good ole days..