Ive decided to keep track of my fight training progress, this will not be a detailed daily log as i don’t have the time and know that it wont be that interesting to do it that way.........im really doing this so i have accountability for my decision to train to fight!......ill be keeping record of things that i think are relevant and maybe of interest to others.....id appreciate any feedback on any of the info i provide.......im hoping this may help people who are starting out, get an idea of what is needed, it may help or be totally fuken useless haha.....either way its going to happen.....
height 5.6(short ass) ha
I have done the weights and boxing training for the past 9 years ( not relevant at all haha)
I am fairly fit, fitter than most of my mates(not saying much) running,cycling,squash,bouldering, football etc......LOL basically no were near fight fit!
I have a horizontal tear in my right knee cartilage (i will be getting key hole surgery in august hopefully) this will not stop me training just keep me from training to hard as it hurts after a while.
cheers in advance for any support......
Last edited by olderstarter; 15-05-2011 at 02:30 PM.
Reason: i am starting threads LOL easier to get quick answers
Where are you training in the north east mate?
i will be training at the unity gym durham(start next week) and the faktory at benwel(start within the next 4 weeks i hope) ...........were do you train mate?
Last edited by olderstarter; 07-07-2011 at 11:43 AM.
week ending 08/05/11......my training in brief
Monday-went on 4 mile run just to get back into it after lifting heavy the past few month(well heavy for me anyway lol) felt unfit
Tuesday-S&C circuit, used a tyre barbell with thick grip,called complex 1(got it off the net) i did this a.m before work,did circuit 3x 5 min rest inbetween.
Wednesday-Did hill Sprints in my local area and a 2 mile run/walk (very hard going)
Thursday-S&C circuit, same as tuesday just took 1 minute off the rest period. also a.m
Friday-Bag work, pull ups, med ball push ups. (just pissing about getting a feel for slaming the bag again) i also used my legs lol, aint got a clue in that department.
Saturday-went to tyne mouth beach and ran on the sand with the girlfriend(nothing strenious)
next week, im adding in Ai-Ki Kickboxing and mma condition class at my local gym and starting my first mma and muay thai lessons at durham.( nervous lol) but excited.
Last edited by olderstarter; 08-05-2011 at 09:25 AM.
Reason: going to do week ending instead of week starting
List of equipment i have either bought this weekend or had from boxing training.
Mouth Guard x 2
Slip on wraps
old 14 oz boxing gloves Mcgurk (selling these)
old bag gloves with shit thumb protection.Selling these) both for 15 quid to a lad at work.
From Caged Steel
2x mma fight shorts
Shin Guards mma style.
pro series mma fight gloves( i know i wont be using for a long time but at £15 cant complain)
Martial art shop
Thai Boxing shorts
Shock doctor groin guard
mma sparring gloves
16 oz boxing sparring gloves
i have been saving for a while and overall i spent about £150.............still need a Gi and rash guard (so ill have to start saving again lol)
My diet........(this is how i will be eating till i need to lose weight or am told to change by my trainers lol)
Breakfast-wholwheat toast,eggs,orange juice,banana.black coffee.
Snack-Makrel or tuna in tin with whatever sauce, almonds.
Dinner-Wholwheat sandwich with meat, yogurt (greek low fat) honey and fresh raspberries,almonds.apple
Snack-meat or whey shake, banana, almonds
Pre train-oats,milk,whey with splenda and honey
TRAIN-sip on BCAAs
Post train-whey,water,dextrose,creatine,multi-vit (and will add glutamine)
Tea-meat, some sort of complex carb, veg.
i am wanting add fish oil or udos oil at some point....i have caffeine tablets on hand if feeling tired (tho i dont want to rely on these)
also when i train a.m ill do the same post workout drink and train drink.....only plan on a.m training 2 x week.
weekends, well eat healthy but also treat myself to a crabbies ginger beer LOL and maybe a bit choc and takeaway........obviously when i need to make a weight ill be changing this weekend routine first.......at the min im not fussed how i look or about loseing weight, i just want to eat to recover so i can concentrate on training.
and i drink 2-3 litres of water per day
Last edited by olderstarter; 08-05-2011 at 09:21 AM.
Had my first Kickboxing class tonight, at my local gym.....taught by Scott Emerson.....anyway i really enjoyed it, the lads were great and made me feel easy straight away (it helped i am friends with one of the lads and have seen the others faces at the gym). I found the workout very hard and loved every minute of it, we did some light sparring at the end, new to me. i kept flinching lol and was on the defence the whole time and the lads took it easy on me....i realise now that to do what i want is going to take a lot of dedication and i have new respect for fighters!......ive decided not to take the mma class i was going to do this week as it was going to be mma and muay thai back to back, im not fit enough so just going for the beginner muay thai lesson.
Well done mate, keep it up!
Nice one mate, might give others motivation to start training. Keep posting fella.
The King of Crase
...sorry, have I signed into the wrong forum? what's with all the support??!
...just fucking with you, mate; read your other posts and, so long as you train consistently, determinedly (I don't even know if that's a real word!) and, most importantly; Smartly, then you could do just fine.
....there are plenty of fighters in their mid to late 30's who are getting into the UFC and other big promotions, and with the Ultimate Fighter; the chances of really making it have never been higher.
....plus, look at this guy; http://bleacherreport.com/articles/4...-world-records he's fucking 70!!!