Some of GSP Speed/power/athletism comes form his youth...

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  1. ILoveSakuraba

    ILoveSakuraba Jesus was a Sailor

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    How long can GSP's speed/power/athletism last? I know randy is still hanging in there but its not because of those things, its cause of his skill/experience/intelligence/gameplanning.

    I mean what age do you guys see these things running out?
     
  2. Brendon Katz

    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    dood hes gonna get stronger and fitter and more athletic at least till hes 30 or 35. its gonna last a looong wehile
     
  3. carped33z

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    what the fuck is the point of this thread?
     
  4. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    what he said
     
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    kneebar Green Belt

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    He has natural talent, it will take alot of years to loss that, he will only get better in the next decade, damn exciting to watch him fight though!
     
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  7. wenispinkle

    wenispinkle Skankin' It Easy...

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    dude....there are tons of fighters around gsps age who are nowhere near to his athleticism....hes like that cause he works hard, dont try to take it away from him
     
  8. AdeptOmega

    AdeptOmega White Belt

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    stronger maybe
    but he will slow down by 30, speed and reaction is the first thing to go with age. Ask any boxer.
     
  9. Madmick

    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Well, then, I guess he'll just kick people's asses until he turns 30, and then he'll be a piece of shit.
     
  10. rippingrudy

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    He is very gifted. He'll get better and better but may stop doing back flips around the age of 30.
     
  11. joe broadway

    joe broadway Unbeatable

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    10-15 years ago everyone would have said 30. now it seems many people arent even reaching their prime until after 30. it is going to probably come down to how much punishment his body takes, and how much he takes care of himself. i dont think anyone should be thinking about how long GSP has left, he is very young and has not reached his potential
     
  12. Brendon Katz

    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    thats cuz boxers get hit in the head a whoooole lot more. dependin on how often he gets hit , his reflexes may go downhill by 30 , but physiologically he should still be gettin stronger and faster till at least 30 , if not 35 .
     
  13. AdeptOmega

    AdeptOmega White Belt

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    getting hit does not have anything to do with this topic. Burning out is something unrelated.

    how the fuck you can get faster if your reflexes slow down? Both speed and endurance go down with age. You can compensate it with experience, skills, drugs and modified training, but raw physical ability start to decline after first 25 years on average (check hg and test level drop between 25 and 30 for example) . Its a natural process and its a fact.

    Strength is easiest to maintain and many athlets in olympic weighlifting and powerlifting show great progress up to their 40s. We do not hear about (m)any runners or swimmers breaking world records @ the same age, ever wonder why?.
     
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    why is this thread here?
     
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    i dont know. urban? give this thread death by retardation?
     
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    Herculean Purple Belt

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    this just added to my headache

    though posting that kinda evened it out
     
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    how old is he now?
     
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    ShadowNINku SANDBAGGER BELT

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    according to some of my books olympic athletes peak at around age 22
     
  19. Rory McDonell

    Rory McDonell Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    Thats not true for sports like wrestling (and I'm assuming) Judo. Wrestlers usually peak in their late 20's and early 30's. The sport is so complex, and requires so much strategy that maturity and poise in competition are actually more important than speed or strength.
    Also "man strength" plays a role. People continue to get stronger well into their 30's.

    I think its the same for any one on one combat sports, including MMA.
     
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    because he needs a question answered
     

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