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Old 03-27-2008, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am 26 (well actually I will be 27 in a couple of months but I am in denile)and I am looking to get into MMA at least on an amatuer level. I have a tae kwon doe background however I havent dont it since I was a kid. When I stopped I was fairly advanced. I did do a couple years of boxing as well in high school. However of course I started partying and stopped working out and then I started smoking when I turned 18 so there went excersising out the door. However I did quit smoking about a month and a ahlf ago and I have been going to the gym for about two weeks 6 days a week. I am still in fairly good shape ( rounds a shape ) I do have a little gut which is disapearing quickly. So i feel confident in my conditioning routine my question to you all is when it comes to fight training how much is enough to get started. I am married and work a full time job. My gym I work out at is a half mile down the street however the nearest MMA gym is like half hour 40 min away.
I was thinking about doing classes there once a week on saturdays. down the road as my conditioning gets to a level I am happy with I would slowly mabe add more BJJ classes but does this sound like a sufficient start or is in really going to hurt me not traiing at an MMA gym more than once a week. I do have a bag at home to work out with as well as a 15 year old step son to roll with who was a state champ in wrestling . Please tell me what you think
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Sorry but nobodys gonna answer u on this site. Try posting it on Proelite.com They will answer u there
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Sorry but nobodys gonna answer u on this site. Try posting it on Proelite.com They will answer u there

and why is that I already got an answer when I accidently posted this in a wrong section.
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and why is that I already got an answer when I accidently posted this in a wrong section.
Its probably because he posted a thread today and nobody has answered it yet.

Anyways, what are your goals?
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40 mins isn't that far. Especially if you jog there (would be like 15mins then or something), good warmup.
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40 mins isn't that far. Especially if you jog there (would be like 15mins then or something), good warmup.
when I say 40 min I mean driving on the highway with not to much traffic .
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Anyways, what are your goals?

well I am trying for one to get back into really good shape and I would like to maybe get into competing on a local level to some MMA events.
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Old 03-28-2008, 01:04 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I am in a very similar boat. I am 25, getting married, I've got a 4-year old and full-time job. I have a karate background, which I quit at 18 with a brown belt. I just started MMA training, but my gym is 30 minutes away. I plan on my first fight in June, which will be the next local event. I try to make it at least 3 if not 4 times per week. I do cardio during my work week as often as possible, but it's hard when you've got a lot of obligations and responsibility. So, through my own experience the past few months, I have gotten very comfortable with my ability, even though I was totally getting schooled for the first couple months. I'd say just stick with it, and stay dedicated. If you want to fight competitively, DO NOT give up, because as we both know, we probably wont have much of a chance if we wait any longer! My thought is, even though I don't have a ton of support (family and girlfriend don't like the idea) I am going to regret not doing this because it's been my dream since I was like 16. I lose sleep just thinking about fighting. So, even if I fight a few times and say I'm done with it, at least I did it. My thought is I'll be doing it as long as my body will hold out, but we'll see about that. I hope you stick with it, because I think MMA is one of those things that is so fulfilling and exciting that you will hate yourself if you don't follow through. Thats how I feel anyway.

So to finally answer your question, I would suggest you try to make it to MMA class more often than 1x per week. I feel like if I don't make it at least 3x per week, I am backpedaling. I get caught in the same crap, and forget escapes, or forget possible subs I could be catching, and it's frustrating. If I make it 3 to 4 days in a row, I feel better with every consecutive day. My cardio sucked ass by the way, when I began. Now I'm able to run four miles comfortably at a solid pace, and I can actually make it through a whole class without being so gassed I'm about to pass out. I still get gassed, but not as bad. So don't freakin hesitate bro, if you can make it to more classes, GO! and your cardio will come with time. Good luck buddy.


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