by Don Heatrick
Fighter training intensity is something to respect and use appropriately. It’s easy to be misled by the majority of training montages and highlight videos shared around of pro fighters.
It’s important to realise that these snapshots are not what all of their training looks like. If it was, they’d be in trouble! As you increase the amount of time you train, every session can’t and shouldn’t be balls to the walls!
Balance is key – enough work to push your body into the realm of adaptation (making you better), but with enough recovery to allow that adaptation to happen.
As a fighter, knowing what “moderate” training really is, makes all the difference between long-term gains or a cycle of boom and bust and a performance level that just goes around in circles.
So here’s a quick video to help you quantify what moderate training is and isn’t.
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