In this post, I’d like to tell you all about my MMA training and three ways that I’ve used to improve it over time. Number 1 is that you should try to keep being as organized as possible. I’m not only referring to your thinking and concentration techniques, but also to your goals and what you are trying to achieve in the future. Talk to the people who are close to you such as your coach, your partner, and some of your closest buddies to make them understand that you now have a responsibility to yourself and the rest of the world.
Start by writing down your priorities and goals and try to organize your week as best as possible. Find some different ways of putting together your schedule until you decide on the one that fits you and your requirements as best as possible. Writing down your goals and achievements in a journal is extremely important because it will make you feel better in the long run and realize your progress as you perfect your MMA techniques. Commit to your training despite all the challenges that life will inevitably throw in your path. Make sure that all of these distractions aren’t important enough to knock you off course. The greatest issue of all is commitment, because you have to be able to stick to some consistency to avoid missing out on training sessions and abandoning MMA completely.
Tracking both how you eat and the number of hours you sleep is another tip I would recommend to beginning MMA fighters. Believe it or not, sleep is critical on all accounts because if you get between eight and nine hours of rest every single night, your body will be able to adjust to all the changes that you’ll be inflicting upon it when you start heavy training. Also, this practice will enable you to better focus on your daily tasks, whether they deal with your family or your career. In addition to all of this, those hours that you regularly spend sleeping aren’t just lost, they in fact consist of time when your body recovers and repairs itself. Tracking what you eat is mandatory, whether you intend to become a professional MMA fighter or just like going to the studio once in a while. Food is fuel, but you have to make sure that it’s high-quality. Jot down everything you eat on a piece of paper or a notebook.
The final tip I would like to emphasize is that you have to go to the gym, but also take some time off. If you’ve run out of shape or didn’t go to the gym for several weeks, you might want to take it easy, especially at the beginning of your journey. After every fight, I recommend having a break and enjoying yourself with contrast showers and heavy sleeping.