Hey guys, i started a little blog to share with my club mates who train with me.
I’m trying to fill it full of useful training advice and information for new guys to help them out. I’ve been trying to figure what are the top things people would want to know when they were starting out.
Or better yet, for people who do train what are the top things they wish they learned?
So far ive covered a bunch of things at mmagrindhouse.com but i figure its best to ask others who train and what they think would be a big help.
i’m sorry if this is in the wrong section, im just trying to get ideas from people who would actually train and what they would think.
thanks in advance for your time. [/quote]
i dig this post, as i’ve been thinking about this stuff lately a lot, as i’m slowly getting myself back into shape… XenNova started a new Year’s post similar tot his, but i always like reading other guys’ input on this stuff.
MMA related stuff:
-learn wrestling from wrestlers, kickboxing from kickboxers, etc…but train with MMA guys to integrate it properly.
-endurance/conditioning goes quicker than strength as you get older…
-technique is more important than strength
-figure out what you hope to accomplish from training…this has been a huge deal for me. i would like to have a MMA fight soon, but my schedule doesn’t permit me to train very often. so i’ve shifted focus, and am pushing some fellow soldiers i know to enter a pseudo-MMA tournement for the Army.
-learn how to train…by this, i know some guys (and i used to be one of them) that try to win every sparring session, match, etc, all the time. however, i’ve learned to work soley on one specific technique…i.e i’m really good at side control, however, if i get someone there now, i transition out, or even stand up. i don’t really need the work there (at this time), but i do need it while mounted, and in passing someone’s guard. i guess i finally learned to whatch my ego…
-doing a short, mini-workout when you’re pressed for time is better than hoping to get a really kick-ass workout in later (maybe). this has helped me drop about 20 lbs this summer…
-eat right, most of the time. if you life priorities aren’t to be 5% bdft, then don’t freak out about it all the time, and enjoy life. it keeps you from getting burned out, IMO
-stretch, warmup, etc every session…also, go to a physical therapist and learn how to do rehab excersies correctly. i did this recently, and have figured out a couple things that i was doing wrong, and causing pain. also learn some cool stretches to warm up my shoulders…
anyway, just my .02 for now…