Originally Posted by whitecc
This is my first post here. I recently became interested in getting into MMA. Not so much as a career, but to get into shape and to eventually one day compete. I read around and a lot of guys have been training in martial arts for years since they were young. I have no martial arts background whatsoever.I am 22 years old, is it too late for me to start?
I'm 5'11" and 235 lbs. I got some working out to do before I begin any training. Not in the best of shape as far as endurance goes.
I apologize in advance if this is something that may have been posted and discussed before.
First off it's never too old to start something especially when the end result is going to get you into better shape. If you want to use MMA to fuel you getting into better shape then by all means do it. If thinking about competing in MMA inspires you then use it as motivation.
It sounds like you need to start working out and getting into better overall shape- correct? If so you should get a gym membership and take any free training sessions the gym might give out to help you get started. Have you lifted/trained with weights before? If you have hopefully you can start with what you already know if not see if you can get a session with a personal trainer to teach you basic and proper form for weightlifting. Also they can help you with setting up a good cardio workout to get you started.
If you have access to a gym great- if not start by walking/jogging around a track or your neighborhood, you can do push-ups/ abs at home and use things like a chair or couch to do dips and other exercises. If you need any help just PM me and I'll help get you started if you want. Either way good luck with getting in better shape and you never know what might happen once you get in shape and start possibly MMA training. Good luck Buddy.