Sunday, May 29, 2011

Day to Day Schedule during a Fight Camp - Training, Rest, and Repeat

Do all three sessions a day, start with a morning run, then MMA, followed by afternoon Muay Thai and end the night with Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu?

Well that was my plan too, until I realized that my plan was much bigger than what my body could actually handle.  I looked at the schedule on Tiger Muay Thai's website, and thought cool, I can do this.

Yoga at 7:00am followed by Beginners MMA at 9:00.  Take a break for lunch then do a few hours of Muay Thai in the afternoon.  

Yoga for Fighters, Stretching and Mind Focus

Sounds simple enough right?  

Well, me...your body will hate you if you try. Most days are spent laying around rubbing tiger balm on your sore muscles while watching movies on your laptop.  Training once a day is more than enough for most people, and by the time Saturday comes along, the only thing on your mind is heading down to the party beach of Patong for a big night out.

My actual typical training schedule:

Yoga every morning from 7:00-8:00 - I did this for the first month and quickly decided to trade it for extra time to sleep and to eat breakfast.
Mondays/Wednesday/Friday I would do beginners MMA from 9:00am - 11:00am which would normally leave me sore for a day after from all the grappling.

Tuesdays/Thursday I would do Muay Thai from 8:00am-10:30am and do some sort of strength and conditioning such as kettle bells, pull ups, or weights in the afternoon.

Western Boxing was also one of my favorite classes which I'd sometimes do from 4:00pm-6:00pm 

Sparring Sessions with friends started forming every Friday after class, where we'd take turns beating the crap out of each other, filming it and seeing how we could improve..

The rest of the day: 

We'd be too tired to walk to the restaurant for lunch so we'd ride out scooters to Tony's for $2 dollar Thai food.  Then it was back to bed, where I'd lay around and watch a movie on my laptop. So make sure you load up your hard drive with plenty of movies and TV shows before you come out, you'll need it.  

One of the best things about MMA Training Camps is that everyone is into the same things you are.  UFC Fights, working out, and eating healthy.  I made some really good friends during those three months.  

Weekly dinner outing with the crew

So you want to do a fight camp?

Do it, you won't regret it.  And aim for the stars, try to fit in three training sessions a day if you can.  Who knows, maybe you are in much better shape than me and can recover like an 18 year old.

Warm Regards,

My Fight Camp.

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