GYM pass or MMA training

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  1. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    So from reading this forum for a while now I have realized that there is no way to get into good/great shape without going to a gym regularly.

    I am workign again and will have money, but here's what i'm trying to decide.

    Do I want to get a pass to 24 hr Fitness and work out there (not sure how motivated i'll be to work out alone, but I might be able to go with some friends.

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    I wanted to join a Muay Thai or a boxing gym. I figured if I do this i can break my weight bench out of the storage and lift the basics, bench, curl, leg lifts, pull ups, etc.. at home. That and i'm kind of a pussy and figured this could help.
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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  3. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    it sucks i cant afford both.
     
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    MMA training, then use the weights you have at home
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    that's what i really want to do, but i want to train often and not in some generic globo gym setting. i like the idea of trainig at a dirty, smaller place. but the only one like that ios pretty far from me here, but there is a boxing/muay thai gym real close to my work.
     
  9. Jeff Merr

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    If you join a large Muay Thai or BJJ academy, most of them have weights there, such as a bench and bunch of dumbells etc.
     
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    You answered your own question. Now go join up at the local MMA place.
     
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    if they have weights..you are good
     
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    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    i didnt even think about that.

    does anyone have advice in what I should be looking for in a muay thai or boxing gym?
     
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    weights :bigthumb:
     
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    Look for a gym that trains actual muay thai, most gyms now days train this americanized bullshit. See who the instructors are and what their background is, the gym should have a ring, and make sure that you will eventually be sparring, because if your not, your paying for some billy blanks shit. Most places will give you a free session to see how you like it.
     
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    i really liked this one gym, but the instructor was an oput of shape white guy. well, not out of shape, but not ripped by ANY means.

    but the place looked like the kind of place where people knock eachother silly. but it is strictly muay thai.
    do you think it is more effective to train in just one aspect or 2?
     
  16. JordanClarkson

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    start one at a time. muay thai is pretty boxing with kicks and defense
     
  17. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    well damn, i'll drive up to the gym tomorrow and see what their schedule looks liek. see if i can fit it right after work.


    Oh, btw. My leg is sleeved with a tattoo that costed about $2k. is there no avoiding fuckign it up in muay thai?
     
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    Learn MMA...all fights end up on the ground, and just work out at home with the basics.
     
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    aspects as far as different martial arts? The only ones you will want to spend time on are Muay Thai and BJJ, train your stand up first, then move to your groundwork, you'll be better off.
     
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    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    thanks guys, the advice is appreciated.
     
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    If you are just getting started working out, MMA alone will be fine if you train often enough.

    I've been taking BJJ with a little standup now close to 4 months. Compared to about a year before that when I used to lift regularly, bjj has done way more than weights ever did.
     
  22. Drag On

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    Yup..

    And if they dont - use your home weights as a power supplement.

    The problem is - people in here are only concerned with "I bench XXX".... Maybe your not concerned with BBing or being huge..

    MMA + weights on the side = the win..

    I just cant afford any MMA training facilities in Minneapolis or I would do the same.:sadwavey:
     
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    darkjedi Muay Thai expert

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    if your goal is to get bigger - it will hurt you if you train MMA, it's alot of cardio. also you will have to stay in your fighting weight if you plan to compete.

    So if you plan on bodybuilding don't do it. but if you just plan on losing some fat then it's good cardio.
     
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