- 05-12-2006, 03:14 PM
I'm starting an underground fighting league and some people in my school are participating, I am in pretty good shape and eat okay but I would like to see any previously used exercise routines and diets that some of you have used before when training for a fight, martial arts, wrestling or anything else.
I am 15.
Fluxuating between 173-176 and I need to be 161-180 lbs to compete at my weight class.
- 05-14-2006, 06:28 PM
dont kill yourself.
I would go to www.ufc.tv and check out some of the top fighters and go to their websites. Most of them will discuss nutrition and such. I know matt hughes does
o yea dont kill your self
- 05-14-2006, 10:56 PM
05-15-2006, 01:59 PM
Finally a response.. I'll look but I don't think you know what I meant.
05-15-2006, 03:17 PM
What part do you feel you need the most work on?Originally Posted by Mason
05-15-2006, 03:24 PM
Originally Posted by OCCFan023
Same thing I would say. Probably be safer to just train, get bigger, and try to get on UFC.
05-15-2006, 03:42 PM
I won't. =)Originally Posted by OCCFan023
I won't. Haha.
OkOriginally Posted by Achilles13
Anything..I'd do anything to fight in the ufc. I feel when I lift and run I do train hard but there is specific things to improve your fighting skills, not directly fighting skills but things to increase your fast muscle twitch, speed, balance, accuracy..I also would like a clean diet. I mean one from somebody who knows what they're talking about. I've asked for a diet before and people just think I should make it myself..I don't want somebody to CREATE it for me; just give me one they've used before or seen.Originally Posted by Rodja
05-15-2006, 03:56 PM
As far as the weights go, using push/pull split would probably be the best idea. Split up the body into 3-4 sessions and mix in heavy sets with dynamic sets to help both strength and power.
Stand-up is about practice and repetition; work on punching and make sure not to neglect kicks, knees, and elbows. Try to find some old Bas Rutten vids on striking combinations and defenses. Rolling is probably the most draining aspect of training so do this atleast 2x per week. I also suggest to work on flexibility for atleast an hour every week. I cannot tell you how many times that my flexibility has helped me get out of side-mount or throw a head-kick.
For straight cardio, mix in distance training and sprinting. This mix will help to somewhat simulate the up and down pace of a fight.
On the diet side, you must realize that carbs are the most important macronutrient for MMA training. Emphasize whole-grains, fruits, and stay away from processed sugar. I am not saying to neglect protein, but without adequate carbs, your cardio and performance will suffer.
To train properly, there will be several days that you train twice a day so do not be skimpy on the food.
05-15-2006, 04:00 PM
Wow, thanks.Originally Posted by Rodja
Do you fight? Seems like you know alot.
05-15-2006, 04:12 PM
Been training seriously for about 6 months, but wont even consider fighting until I am done with college. I am a personal trainer and I was fortunate enough to train someone who fought MMA and he taught me for a while. Right now I am rolling with some former wrestlers and sparring with an amateur boxer. I just incorpated some basic techniques to optimize aerobic and anaerobic endurance. Strength helps, but technique, conditioning, and, most importantly, heart matter the most.Originally Posted by Mason
05-15-2006, 04:15 PM
That is awesome.Originally Posted by Rodja
Hope you get to fight at the level you want to, maybe I'll get to see you on T.v. =)
05-15-2006, 04:46 PM
Right now I am i the process of slimming down to try to get into the 170 weight class. Thanks for the encouragement; train hard, but train smart. There is nothing worse than an injury.Originally Posted by Mason
05-15-2006, 05:14 PM
That's cool, where do you live?Originally Posted by Rodja
05-15-2006, 05:15 PM
Outside of Austin, TX.Originally Posted by Mason
05-15-2006, 05:16 PM
Oh, you got any videos of you sparring or training?Originally Posted by Rodja
05-15-2006, 05:18 PM
Not quite yet. I am in the process of getting a camera.Originally Posted by Mason
05-15-2006, 05:38 PM
05-19-2006, 07:36 AM
I dont know how long your still in college for but have you ever seen the shot The Ultimate Fighter? I had been watching UFC for a while once I started watching that show it really spurred me to take up MMA, but being only 17 all I can do is hope now.
Would you even consider trying to get on that show or would you rather just keep your coach and go in on your own rather than TUF?
05-19-2006, 07:59 AM
Careful with those underground fighting deals especially if you're under 18. People are getting busted for those things even if they're willing participants...Either way, don't kill yourself and good luck
05-19-2006, 08:10 AM
No I would not consider going on TUF on the basis that most of the fighters from that show have a stigma attached to them. I only have about a year of college left, but i want to train for that entire year before going into an MMA fight.Originally Posted by OCCFan023
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