MMA Diet = conditioning?

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  1. brolli

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    So for the last 7 months or so I was super careful about my diet (tried as hard as I could to eliminate sugar, soda, junk food, etc). In terms of actual cardio and working out, I didn't really do things much differently than I already was doing (lifting weights regularly, and bjj 2-4x a week). My body fat % really dropped down, and I noticed that I rarely gas out during training anymore.

    Yesterday, I had a tournament (www.missionsubmission.tv) and won my 149 lbs advanced no gi division. I won by both submission and points and I credit my wins to having better conditioning than my opponents. I was on the offense the whole time, and noticed that they gassed out after 2-4 minutes (out of a 6 minute match). Of course technique also played a huge part, but I think that being able to go hard for the whole time was critical.

    haha I guess Diego Sanchez/Sean Sherk definitely have the right idea with the strict diets.

    Oh, and if the videos get posted on youtube I'll update this thread with em.
     
  2. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    yeah, like you said, you dont gas out... ...that's because your body has fuel now.

    It's amazing how much more energy good food gives you vs eating shitty.
     
  3. konrad109

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    I normally run about 3 miles and I'm pretty poop'd after that.

    One day I went to this korean restaurant where they give a you a grill in the middle of your table and all the raw meat you can handle. Very lean beef, chicken, fish, etc. We stayed there about two hours and ended up eating all their meat. The next day I ran 3 miles. At the end of the run I wasn't tired at all so I ran another 3 and I coulda still done more but got bored of running.
     
  4. 2ofdem

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    Yep better food = more energy

    You probably trained harder then you have previously also but thats due to diet also.
     
  5. Optamix

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    Are you ducking me?

    I've been 3 times now to turn you into a pretzel and your never there. :wiggle:

    It will be in Jan before I'm back now though, ohio FTL :(
     
  6. RMarks

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    When he was up this way he wanted to find a gym to roll at so he could beat the shit outta me since I've never trained before. :wtc:
     
  7. Optamix

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    I'm aware.

    But thats not gonna keep me from talking shit.
     
  8. Placebo

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    You're in ohio?
     
  9. Optamix

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    Yea, we have 2 chemical plants in Ashtabula. It sucks here.
     
  10. The Ripper

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    yeah conditioning rocks to bad mine sucks right now
     
  11. The Ghost

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    So what exactly do you eat?
     
  12. Shrug

    Shrug Die in a Kimbo fight

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    in my diet sucks im sure this wont make it any better but motivation is always nice.
     

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