I agree regards weights that slow is better than flat out, but when it comes to sparring if you hold back to much ie don’t push the pace it won’t do you much good come fight time and you’ll end up running out of steam pretty quick. After all we tend to do what we practice.
Having said that what works for one person doesn’t always work for another, so I’m not saying your right and I’m wrong I’m just saying my approach regards combat sports works better for me just as your method works great for you.
Thanks for the link regards your training methods i’ll definitely check it out :)[/quote]
I am not saying to go slow in sparring or not push the pace.
Let me try to explain myself again.
Lets say that you are an experienced boxer. You are attempting to become proficient at Muay Thai. You go to a Muay Thai school to learn this new art. You are now sparring in the Muay Thai school to learn how to become better at Muay Thai. When you are sparring at this school, would you only rely on your previous boxing skills so that you can “win” the sparring matches, or would you attempt to use the Muay Thai skills you are learning so that you can develop a skillset you are weak at during your training session?
Now, flash forward to fight night. Your opponent has an opening. Do you hit him in the liver with a shovel hook, a technique you have spent years training with your boxing and have become incredibly proficient in, or do you attempt to clinch and knee him, something you have been working on in your training, but don’t have as much proficiency in?
This is what I am trying to explain. In training, you are building strengths, in competition, you are demonstrating them. This is why, in training environments, you put yourself in positions where you are better able to build your strength. When you were learning how to box, I don’t imagine your coach threw you in the ring with a professional fighter and had him stomp you to death because that’s what it would be like in a fight, but instead gradually built up your foundation through constant repetition and building upon previous lessons.
If your experience in combat sports was entirely different from this, then the analogy will not work, but I trained at several schools and they all seemed to follow the same approach of gradually building up and putting you in a position to build your strengths. [/quote]
Surly that would mean training your lifts from their weakest points ie deficit pulls etc as it would be easier to do rack pulls for most people which is the opposite to what you said earlier or did I misread your post ?