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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is August 26th 2017
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RE: Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is August 26th 2017
(08-28-2017 11:51 PM)Rush87 Wrote:  
(08-28-2017 11:08 PM)CaptainChardonnay Wrote:  Is this true TK? I don't do running for cardio but maybe I should put it back in. I gas out really quick and I'd do anything to up my stamina. Is running really the key?

Carl Froch says it best here:

Quote:1. You’re signing up to be a semi-professional runner
"I hate running, but when you get to this level, if you aren’t prepared to become a semi-professional runner, you might as well quit. Running is your bread and butter: the core fitness from which everything else is built. When I train, I probably run five times a week, and this is anything from 80-metre sprints to full-on 10k's. I can now do six miles in less than 40 minutes, which is an extremely fast time for someone carrying so much muscle. Young boxers might find it a massive kick in the balls when they realise what’s required to become champion, but it all pays off in the ring."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/11...boxer.html

Rumour has it Floyd used to run at 5:45-6min mile pace which is on par with elite 5km distance runners [Maybe a bit exaggerated but fast no doubt].

In MMA, even big guys like DC and Jones run [Tito did regular 5 mile runs as a grappling dominant fighter]. There's no substitute. I've noticed since I've been involved in MMA there is a very strong 'cross fit' style influence when it comes to cardio, and it helps a lot with grappling but if you're spending big chunks of time on your feet, you need the mileage.

Makes sense. I suspect this is why it seems like Lean fighters are always at the top. Of course, big blocky dudes can bang, but it seems as though the ideal physique for a fighter is lean with respectable muscle as opposed to jacked and built like a brick shithouse.

Of course, always exceptions to anything (brock lesnar) but it does seem to be a common occurence all thoughout the history of fighting sports.

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08-29-2017 01:20 AM
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