I've Been Keeping a Secret (30+ Fearless Part 9)
I've been keeping a secret.
I currently reside in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you know anything about MMA, then
you know that this is a place where many fighters train. The biggest thing many fans have honed in on is that Holly Holm lives here.
Following her Instagram, you'll find she explores the natural ways to work out around the city. I've shared plenty of accounts when this served me as well. As Friday night eased in, I took a hike with a friend, fiance, and dogs in tow.
Inspiration hit me as I neared the end of the trail. Out of all the times I have spoken of using nature as my gym, I never showed that this is even part training as a fighter. We took a trail on Friday, in the foothills. They've been explored by Holly numerous times.
There is an importance here. Not a story to try and impress. An article before was all about staying active, no matter how it looked.
Now, let's cover changing up your routine. Yes, some of this does involve hiking, running, cycling, etc. But that's not what I'm talking about.
One of my favorite things I've been doing while training, is changing up what I use to get my sweat on. Thanks to my fiance and her Offer Up and Craigslist skills (I swear she has talent with them), we have acquired a great deal of equipment. Making it easy to switch our routines up. You can do the same move with a different piece of equipment and you'll be sore and exhausted in different ways. I have done side lunges with dumbbells then a different day used discs to
slide into that lunge. Both left me sore but in different ways. Keeping your muscles guessing will get you to become a well-oiled machine. If you do the same thing every day and the same way, you'll never see a real change.
I've looked up training of fighters such as Paige VanZant and let me tell you, that lady does a series of different workouts. If you train your body to adapt to a variety of training styles, your body is going to be able to take on the unpredictability the octagon gives us. Something that is even more important than that, it will leave you with the confidence of knowing your body is able to do things you never thought it would. Not going to lie, the first time I was able to deadlift 200lbs, I felt like a badass. I felt as if I could take on the world.
Remember to dig deep. Change it up. Not only will your body thank you but you won't get bored. You got this.