I am living up to being an odd person yet again...
I have a poll of sorts:
Have you ever given plasma?
Have you ever trained with significant blood-loss?
How do you feel when you loose a fair amount of blood?
The reason I ask is on tuesday I gave 24-ounces or so of plasma and 5-hours later after a 3-hour nap I went and trained at the mma gym.
I Know I was a bit disoriented right after giving the plasma, and extremely hungry. I smashed a foot-long chicken breast sub from subway along with 4 cups of water from their mini water-cups.
When I got to the gym I let my instructor know what I had done prior.
Oddly enough...I didn't really feel all to fatigued when I did a mma conditioning session of 10- 100 yard sprints, 3x 30-second tractor-tire upends, a ladder of 10 tire upends...8...6..4..2, 3x 30 second standing tire press, 3x3 twenty-five yard tire drag races, and 3x3 twenty-five tire upend races.
Then I proceeded straight into jiu-jitsu. I am pretty sure I felt fine during the 90-minutes of work on that.
Would anyone have any tips/suggestions as to why this would not present any issues?
I am seriously contemplating doing this on a regular basis to simulate "blood-loss".
In my mind which may be a bit sadistic at times tells me if I can operate under stress that is caused by the lack of blood in my body then if I go and fight and loose a little bit of blood then I won't feel the affects near as quick if I didn't?
Throughout life there are bumps along the way some may be painful...others not...who gives a damn in the end you'll still die