Originally Posted by Karatekakid
Thanks for a lot of the advice guys. Ya that's how I've been feeling. I really think I'm gonna cut back. Lol I already have people hounding at me cause I don't go and drink EVERY weekend anymore, but honestly I'd rather train.
Another thing. A lot of people mentioned that I'm better off smoking. What do you mean by that? Smoking weed? I thought smoking in general was just bad for your cardio, endurance, lung capacity, and all that stuff. Just kinda curious.
Despite what some ppl will tell you smoking weed IS BAD for your lungs and cardio. Smoking 1 joint is equivalent to smoking like 30 cigarettes. Overall I'd say alcohol is much worse for your body but smoking weed on the weekends will negatively effect your lungs and your gonna need those if you wanna fight.
TS you need to ask yourself what your goals are. If you want to take a serious shot at making a living as a professional fighter and think you have the dedication and drive to make that happen your going to have to make some sacrifices. There's a lot of good guys out there that are training their asses off but will never be in the UFC. Your gonna have to do all the little things that makes you just a tiny bet better then those guys. If your long term goal is to make it to one of the bigger organizations I'd suggest getting fucked up once maybe twice a year on special occasions and even then you better be sure you don't have a fight coming up.
If you just wanna have a few fights cause you love the sport but will be supporting yourself with a full time job, as long as you still take your training seriously I'd say drinking moderately on the weekends is fine. If you've got a fight coming up though I'd still cut out drinking altogether about 5 weeks from the fight. Just go on a bender once it's over.