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Old 10-03-2007, 01:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently going to college and working. I want to start training to fight. I've never fought or done any kind of training. I've been working out for a while, but I stopped for a few months. I'm going to start working out tomorrow. How long would it take me to be ready to fight, and what should i do? I don't want to try to fight in the ufc or anything like that. I just want to fight one fight and go from there. Just to say I did it kind of thing. I'm 6' and weight 155 right now. I'm pretty thin.

Is this even possible?

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Old 10-03-2007, 01:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's entirely possible. You mentioned that you are thin but are you weak? The most important thing you need to do is make your way into a gym where you can begin training technique. That will take you further than working out and self training alone. Although, those two activities can be very important in shaping your future.
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if I'm weak because I have noone to compare to. When I was working out semi-regularly, I got up to 185 benching. I never trained squatting to much, but i think i got up to somewhere around 185. I was deadlifting 225. So ya I'm not that strong. There are a few people that I might actually be able to train with for wrestling and jujitsu. I'll start working out and training. I need to set up some sort of diet too.
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Old 10-03-2007, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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First off benching is not really a good estimate of strength..i mean granted it helps. But for example im 170 and I was benching 300. I do not lift heavy really anymore, I do more plyometrics and stuff, it helps more with MMA.
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Ya thats pretty much what I thought. I was trying to figure out if I was/am "weak".
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:06 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Work on funcational strength, If you can bench 400 pounds but a guy half your weight can shoot and take you down whats the good of it
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Whats the best kind of cardio? I ride my bike to school everyday, but its only a little more then a mile. I have a pool at my apartment too. I'd rather not run, but if its the best cardio I would do it
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Work on funcational strength, If you can bench 400 pounds but a guy half your weight can shoot and take you down whats the good of it
Functional strength is a myth.

One should preform lifts that aid your line of work or sport and continue to get as explosive (strong & fast) as possible.


Bent Rows, Deads, Squats, mean significantly more.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Isn't that the 'functional' strength Mike was talking about? Meaning, lifting explosively will lead to explosive, powerful movement? That's the impression I was under, and I've been training hard and fast so that I can function hard and fast (punches, kicks, throws, etc.). I am with Mike on this one... In another example, a bodybuilder may be HUGE, but because he lifts different than a powerlifter, he will not be able to lift as much as the powerlifter. The powerlifter would have said functional strength. That's my understanding, please correct me if I'm wrong... I may have to rethink my workouts!
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:30 AM   #10 (permalink)
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First off benching is not really a good estimate of strength..i mean granted it helps. But for example im 170 and I was benching 300. I do not lift heavy really anymore, I do more plyometrics and stuff, it helps more with MMA.
Very True! Push-ups are a much better estimate of strength.
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