Not much to report this week. The coaches at the gym worked out a light workout for me to do while I’m recovering. It’s pretty much 5 or 6 days a week of doing cardio on bikes and treadmills. Trying to keep dropping weight while I heal.
It gets frustrating watching fights on TV or watching guys spar and not being able to participate. Especially since I got all that cool MMA gear for Christmas and haven’t been able to use it yet.
Hopefully all will be good when I go back to the Dr. on Feb 5th and I can jump back in there. I haven’t had much pain at all last day or two. Worst was last night when I’d roll around in bed it hurt the worst there.
So for now, just taking it easy. Also reading a cool book called “A Fighter’s Heart” by Sam Sheridan. Pretty good if you’re into MMA, very informative and give you good insight as to what makes a fighter tick. so that is what I’ve been up to.
This book makes me ask the question: what makes one a fighter? I mean, I’m training to fight. I hope and plan on being in a for real MMA fight inside the cage. In the four months I’ve been training, I’ve had a sprained wrist and now a cracked rib, plus all the aches and pains to go along with MMA training. Yet I don’t consider myself a fighter. Do you have to be in your first fight before you’re considered a fighter?
That is what I thought, yet at my gym I’ve had guys introduced as “He’s one of our fighters” who have yet to have their first fight. They were in the midst of training for it, but hadn’t yet. So I invite everyone to weigh in with your thoughts on what is the definition of a fighter and why.