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28-03-2019, 14:40   #16
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Well done on trying out. Getting started is half the battle the other half is constancy.

The pain will be worst this time because you are not used to it. But its not like that all the time. You will certainly feel stiff after future sessions, (work on mobility) but it wont be as bad.
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Just thought would drop in with an update...

I completed the "trial" last night. Its was fooking tough, I was well and truly beat when I finished and very sore today!

Having doubts if I would be able to complete this as I have given up on things before when they got too tough or I got too lazy, Military fitness/boot camps and that sort of thing!

Anyways I will wait to see if I am accepted and take it from there.

Thanks for all the motivational words so far, much appreciated!

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The"trial" is generally the hardest part of the whole experience. They want to see the people who are willing to push themselves and not give up, they want to weed out the quitters, they want to see who is cruising, who has a bad attitude, who is unfit but willing to work hard.

There might be some few tough s&c sessions throughout the experience but none will come close to the trial for physical exhaustion.
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The trial is tough. Trying to train like that 5 days a week would be a quick way to get injured.
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16-04-2019, 06:54   #19
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Just realising that this time next week I will be finishing my first W2W session!

I’m slightly bricking it now, loads of prep to do this week so I have no excuse, failing to prepare is preparing to fail and all that!

Did any of you guys eat before or after a morning session? Il assume a banana and some coffee would be ok 45 mins before a training session?
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Just realising that this time next week I will be finishing my first W2W session!

I’m slightly bricking it now, loads of prep to do this week so I have no excuse, failing to prepare is preparing to fail and all that!

Did any of you guys eat before or after a morning session? Il assume a banana and some coffee would be ok 45 mins before a training session?
Yeah banana is my go too at that time before training
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At that time I'd have nothing and eat after. I'd also try to stay in bed as long as possible.
Literally Alarm goes, get dressed, go to training
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At that time I'd have nothing and eat after. I'd also try to stay in bed as long as possible.
Literally Alarm goes, get dressed, go to training
Same. Id occasionally have a protein shake on the drive to the gym but I'd never eat any solid food.

You'll enjoy it mate, don't worry yourself about it. Go, work hard and have fun.
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I used to go to early morning sparring before work quite regularly. I found empty stomach is best, might have some black coffee or a bit of prework out before I arrive if I was feeling particularly tired.

But last think you want is undigested food in your belly before intense exercise. I have said bye-bye to a few meals eating too close to training.

Would have a nice recovery breakfast or shake afterwards.
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Firstly apologies for the delay in coming back, I meant to update sooner but forgot all about it.

Anyways I am at the halfway mark. Noticing an increase in fitness but not as much as I would like and I have not lost too much weight. The reason being that on week three I got a chest contusion, we were doing some light shoulder tap style sparring and one of the guys got a bit ahead of himself, landed a punch on my upper chest and that was me out of action for 5 weeks. I was just about able to do the cardio and some of the S&C stuff but I could not do any grappling, BJJ, shrimping or stands, some pad work was ok. Was damn sore but I made sure I was going in regardless except for a few occasions when I was away with work or back home.

Anyways today was first day doing grappling/sparring and as luck would have it I crashed my chest down on one guys knee, thankfully not as bad as the first time but I couldn't continue this morn. Il be back tomorrow and I have no other commitments between now and the fight in Sep so no excuses not to go in every day.

Need to sort out the diet too!

Lastly, can anyone recommend a good pair of MMA shorts but with one caveat, there can't be a drawstring, I can very sensitive scar tissue on my tale bone and a drawstring aggravates it when I am on my back as it digs in. Can one get velcro shorts without a string?

Hope to be a bit more frequent with the updates too...not long lef!!


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Most shorts I've owned come with a string and velcro. Should work fine with the string removed
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You can go for a pair of vale tudo style shorts. No draw strings or velcro. Chanel the inner Wanderlei Silva
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You can go for a pair of vale tudo style shorts. No draw strings or velcro. Chanel the inner Wanderlei Silva
Yeah I aint there yet...will consider for the future though haha!!
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