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Old 11-21-2013, 07:06 AM   #1
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Training in the winter

Hey guys. It's winter here in the UK and the weather is getting awful. I'm curious to hear what people do when dealing with the freezing weather and the prospect of a long, hard MMA class instead of a warm cup and warm home.

What do you do to get yourself training?

I'm a big fan of wrapping up before I leave anywhere, and I find that if I'm warm as I leave wherever I am to head to training I can get myself there easier.

I wrote a blog post about it that you're more than welcome to read at

http://fightstorepro.blogspot.co.uk/...-training.html

What do you guys think? Best ways to get yourself motivated for MMA in the cold?

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Old 11-21-2013, 07:30 AM   #2
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I've fought at an amateur level twice but both times were during the summer. That said while i don't train any m.a. i run 5 times a week, and living in michigan i can understand what cold is. I enjoyed your blog and for the most part agree, i find the most challenging aspect of getting on the road is mentally preparing and suiting up. Once I'm actually on the pavement the rest is cake.

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Old 11-21-2013, 09:10 AM   #3
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What do you do to get yourself training?
Yesterday I said "f**k this sh*t" and stayed home.

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Old 11-21-2013, 09:33 AM   #4
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I know how you feel. Most days I'd rather go home after work than go and train but I know that at home I'll get bored. I go training straight from work so I'm fine and don't miss much

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Old 11-21-2013, 09:36 AM   #5
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It really doesn't affect me, and that's not me trying to sound tough. I do prefer training when its warm, absolutely, but being in the UK also, there isn't too much of that

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Old 11-21-2013, 11:12 AM   #6
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I walk 20-30 min to get to my gym (i could take subway but i haaaaate waiting for trains, id rather walk).

As the weather has gotten colder ive started running to the gym instead, serves as good warm up and cuts the time in almost half :p

I plan most of my activities around my training so i never really feel like not going. Ive decided to see how long i can last into the winter without turning on additional heating so im already dressing real warm. (i made it through summer without turning on the ac !)

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Old 11-24-2013, 01:56 PM   #7
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I train in a heated building, so it makes zero difference to me what the temp is outside.

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Old 11-24-2013, 02:15 PM   #8
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I walk 20-30 min to get to my gym (i could take subway but i haaaaate waiting for trains, id rather walk).

As the weather has gotten colder ive started running to the gym instead, serves as good warm up and cuts the time in almost half :p

I plan most of my activities around my training so i never really feel like not going. Ive decided to see how long i can last into the winter without turning on additional heating so im already dressing real warm. (i made it through summer without turning on the ac !)
That is awesome. I don't have a car and I am joining gym soon. I think I would rather take bus plus walk/jog..why not get the exercise

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Old 12-01-2013, 10:38 PM   #9
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Do you train MMA in the park? What difference does it make if its cold outside?

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