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  1. readmyfist
    readmyfist February 27, 2013 at 9:18 PM |

    Great read!

    Whole heartedly agree with his assessment of over training. I think part of over training comes from wanting to believe that there’s no way my opponent trains harder than me, so I push and push my body. I can honestly say that I’ve never fought 100%. The over training wears down my body until it shuts down to preserve itself, and by then it’s fight night. My goal for 2013 is to commit to the tapering of my training and giving myself time to heal from injuries (big or small) instead of being the bullheaded Taurus that I am.

    And yes, the toes! Especially during BJJ. I never complain about the tops of my feet or my poor little toes bc I don’t want to seem like a big baby crying over something small. But I know those small annoying injuries add up if not addressed.

    1. fightmedicine
      fightmedicine February 27, 2013 at 9:50 PM |

      Yes, Overtraining is a big deal. The question is how do you find that fine line between not training enough and training too much. You need to listen to your body and have a good team around you who knows when your performance needs to be pushed or when you are in danger of injuring yourself.


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