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Topic:Getting Back To The Top Of Your Game
Bison Thai
Posted: 2012-11-19 16:38:04
Getting back to the top of your game.

This is a slight twist on the old loss of motivation to train/fight.

basically I lost my mojo a little last year and didn't really train as much as I should have for fights. The old excuses I'll train tomorrow then it never happens lol.

I've now got my fire back and want to fight again so therefore am training a good bit more again. I know its going to take time to build my performance back to the level it was. However the body just isn't matching my mental state just now I want to train really hard and my body isn't keeping up with the pace,my minds saying smash it my body is saying I can't, like hitting pads, sparring i feel slow and not as strong hitting pads. I don't feel sharp at all sparring but i feel confident and in a good mental state. any advice? anything i can do to get my body kickstarted and into shape again?

A little backround im young, dont smoke, dont drink and am quite natrally a fit person. I am however sitting about 75-77kg. when i was fighting regular I walked around at about 72-73kg and fight from 66-70kg. Could that be a factor?
Bison Thai
Posted: 2012-12-23 16:08:18
NO one?
Posted: 2013-01-04 21:01:13
Hi Bison. I take it you are doin a lot of pads and sparring and maybe the odd run here and there?

In a word - weight training. Before a session give yourself a quick 20-30 mins using some heavy weights. Try compound movements and use 70-80% of your one rep max - then go sparring. If you don't feel sharp the first time then you certainly will the 2nd or 3rd!!

Let me know how you get on.
Bison Thai
Posted: 2013-01-10 15:35:12
All sorted mate just need to get bk into it feeling strong again

Posted: 2013-01-11 08:57:16
Vicious cycle for bigger boys in MT.
If you don't cut weight, you don't get the fights you need.
If you don't get the fights, what's the point in cutting weight?

That's how I feel, so call it lazy or whatever, the loss of one's mojo is one of the worst things to strike at a sound training schedule.
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