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15-03-2019, 16:24   #1
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Wimp2Warrior??

HI folks,

Has anyone got any experience of Wimp2Warrior?

Would you recommend it?

Its coming to a gym near me and I am considering applying, I have a tester session on the 27th with a start date of April 1st.

Would love to hear peoples thoughts on it!

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Whelo79 on here did it and put some updates along the way in this thread. Could be worth a read for yourself.

https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/show...p?t=2057205815
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HI folks,

Has anyone got any experience of Wimp2Warrior?

Would you recommend it?

Its coming to a gym near me and I am considering applying, I have a tester session on the 27th with a start date of April 1st.

Would love to hear peoples thoughts on it!

Cheers

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Well recommended on my part. It takes a lot of commitment but it is worth it. It's expensive in comparison to joining your local MMA gym but if you are completely new to combat sports and are looking for a safe and comfortable way to get into it and challenge yourself it's a great way to go.

What's the location by the way?
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I'd highly recommend it. Great experience and very different to just joining a local gym and easing into it.
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Well recommended on my part. It takes a lot of commitment but it is worth it. It's expensive in comparison to joining your local MMA gym but if you are completely new to combat sports and are looking for a safe and comfortable way to get into it and challenge yourself it's a great way to go.

What's the location by the way?
I am in London, its starting in Croydon on April 1st.

I have a few questions if you don't mind Whelo...

My level of fitness is not great and my diet is similar to that of a three year old sugar addict, I'm 6'4 and about 16 stone. Can you tell me a bit about the nutrition side of things. Will I need to be stocking up on supplements? I am fussy around some foods, mainly veg. Do they give you a meal plan to follow? If so, how strict is it?

I have worked out that to get there for 6am I will need to be up and out of bed at 5am and out the door by 5:15am. Its a 35 min cycle to the gym. Following a session I will be going to work, that will be another 45-55 mins on the bike. Would I be able to cycle for about an hour after the sessions, esp at the start when my body will be getting used to it. My fear is that I may gas out (Ive got the lingo part sorted haha) so to speak on the cycle to work after an intense session!?

My social life revolves around having a few drinks, usually on the weekends but the odd post work drink during the week. How did you find W2W affecting your social life? I have a few things coming up this year that will mean missing one or two sessions, Slane and Download being two weekends away that would usually be booze filled weekends. Did you find that your mindset changed around drinking? Did you find it easier to moderate drinking? Not saying you're an alcoholic or anything, Im not, but I can easily put away 6-8 pints on a good night which I know would be detrimental to any type of training, the will power is weak on this one for me!! I would like to be able to enjoy a couple of beers and then be able to head home instead of staying out and filling up on beer!


Anyways that's all I have for now, apologies its a lot haha!! I am going to try to convince a mate of mine here to do it with me, I think it would be best to have a buddy to help encourage each other!
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They'll give you a meal plan, or dietary guidence. It's up to you how strictly you adhere to it. Not eating your carrots won't affect the fight outcome.
Cutting out drink is probably a smart idea. Especially if you know your opponent is tea-total. But again, that's your choice. I didn't cut it out entirely, but drank very little.
16 stone is nothing. There was a guy who started at 20 stone/132kg. I seen him fight at welterweight (77kg) at the end of it.
As for timing. I was up at 5.15, training from 5:45 until 7:30. Then headed to work. It started at 4 days, but very quickly ramped to 5 days plus my own extra at weekends
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My level of fitness is not great and my diet is similar to that of a three year old sugar addict, I'm 6'4 and about 16 stone. Can you tell me a bit about the nutrition side of things. Will I need to be stocking up on supplements? I am fussy around some foods, mainly veg. Do they give you a meal plan to follow? If so, how strict is it?
It's aimed exactly at people like yourself. The average working lad/lady who might never otherwise get involved in this type of sport/training. They won't go super strict on your diet, they will give you tips and suggestions but ultimately they leave it up to you to manage your diet. You will probably be given an idea of the weight class they see you fighting at in the finale and it will be your goal to be on weight come fight night.

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I have worked out that to get there for 6am I will need to be up and out of bed at 5am and out the door by 5:15am. Its a 35 min cycle to the gym. Following a session I will be going to work, that will be another 45-55 mins on the bike. Would I be able to cycle for about an hour after the sessions, esp at the start when my body will be getting used to it. My fear is that I may gas out (Ive got the lingo part sorted haha) so to speak on the cycle to work after an intense session!?
Each gyms sessions/classes are different all around the world so I can't say for sure how tired you will be after each one. The only really heavily intense session we done every week was the strength and conditioning session on a Friday. Other classes such as BJJ, Thai Boxing, MMA were more technical based with light drills/sparring, particularly for the first few weeks.

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My social life revolves around having a few drinks, usually on the weekends but the odd post work drink during the week. How did you find W2W affecting your social life? I have a few things coming up this year that will mean missing one or two sessions, Slane and Download being two weekends away that would usually be booze filled weekends. Did you find that your mindset changed around drinking? Did you find it easier to moderate drinking? Not saying you're an alcoholic or anything, Im not, but I can easily put away 6-8 pints on a good night which I know would be detrimental to any type of training, the will power is weak on this one for me!! I would like to be able to enjoy a couple of beers and then be able to head home instead of staying out and filling up on beer!
I would have been the same as yourself. I started W2W this week 3 years ago and I was away to Denmark with the lads for Paddy's Weekend (week 1), so not an ideal start. I also went away to the European Championships in France the week before we were doing heavy sparring to determine or finale match ups. Arrived back at 9pm on a Wednesday night and sparred 4 lads at 6am the next morning!!

Most people find this commitment to training really motivates them to make small changes to their lifestyle. Healthier food choices, curbing alcohol intake and just overall getting into a better routine. You don't need to become a monk by any means.

You'll have a blast mate.
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I did it, it's not cheap but it's an amazing experience. It takes a lot to get up and train at 6am 5 days a week for 6 months.
It'll test you mentally as much as physically. You will learn great skills, have fun and make some friends.

The production is of a very high level for the Cork and Dublin finales.
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I didn't do it myself but it was run in the gym I train at, saw many sessions and people in W2W also trained in some of the beginner MMA classes I coach.

My 2 cents. Positives : Its definitely a great experience, and what could be a once in a lifetime experience to get in and have an MMA fight against someone more or less your level. Many guys and who I have seen do W2W have stayed on and trained, or become very involved in the club. It's generally a great lifestyle change and Impressive the changes people can make.

Negatives: Maybe not too much of a negative , but the training is intense and its many many early mornings which I can see wanes on people after the first few weeks, and can clash with other life commitments.

Perhaps too much time on fitness? From what I have seen there is almost as much time spent on fitness as there is actual practical skills of how to fight. I know if it was my student I would ask them to get as much practical time as possible rather than throwing newbies into gruelling circuit work outs.


Overall its a good program and a great chance to join with other newbies , learn new skill and make lasting friendships.

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I didn't do it myself but it was run in the gym I train at, saw many sessions and people in W2W also trained in some of the beginner MMA classes I coach.

My 2 cents. Positives : Its definitely a great experience, and what could be a once in a lifetime experience to get in and have an MMA fight against someone more or less your level. Many guys and who I have seen do W2W have stayed on and trained, or become very involved in the club. It's generally a great lifestyle change and Impressive the changes people can make.

Negatives: Maybe not too much of a negative , but the training is intense and its many many early mornings which I can see wanes on people after the first few weeks, and can clash with other life commitments.

Perhaps too much time on fitness? From what I have seen there is almost as much time spent on fitness as there is actual practical skills of how to fight. I know if it was my student I would ask them to get as much practical time as possible rather than throwing newbies into gruelling circuit work outs.


Overall its a good program and a great chance to join with other newbies , learn new skill and make lasting friendships.
There was a high dropout rate in my season, think we started with 30 odd and about half that made it to the cage. It's meant to be hard and testing, the 6am is all part of the novelty.

Definitely in our gym there was a greater emphasis on grappling over striking or fitness, but I think it depends on the needs/goals of the group. If there was alot of weight to be lost there would be more fitness.

OP you also have to do a medical and MRI so add that into the cost. It's about €1500 all in.
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There was a high dropout rate in my season, think we started with 30 odd and about half that made it to the cage. It's meant to be hard and testing, the 6am is all part of the novelty.

Definitely in our gym there was a greater emphasis on grappling over striking or fitness, but I think it depends on the needs/goals of the group. If there was alot of weight to be lost there would be more fitness.

OP you also have to do a medical and MRI so add that into the cost. It's about €1500 all in.
It was the opposite in mine, we started with 50 I think and we only lost about 4 or 5. Two lads dropped out after they were told they wouldn't be getting matched up for a fight at the end.

Our weekly routine was:

Monday: BJJ
Tuesday: Movement/Yoga
Wednesday: Muay Thai
Thursday: MMA
Friday: Strength & Conditioning

A good balance but you really only pick up the basics of BJJ with one weekly session, I would have liked more.
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OP you also have to do a medical and MRI so add that into the cost. It's about €1500 all in.
Also he is UK based so won't have to do the MRI.
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It was the opposite in mine, we started with 50 I think and we only lost about 4 or 5. Two lads dropped out after they were told they wouldn't be getting matched up for a fight at the end.

Why were they not matched up? Had they completed all the training up to that point?
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Why were they not matched up? Had they completed all the training up to that point?
There is no guarantee made that everyone gets a fight although generally where does. A decision was made that these two lads were not at the required standard to compete safely.

We had one fight cancelled on the day as a lads blood pressure was too high during the pre fight medical. Retested an hour later and it was still too high so the fight was scrapped.
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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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