The secret to becoming the best?
Sat, 2008-01-26 00:35 — ARBIZO
I’ve been around this sport long enough to witness many athletes focus on all the wrong aspects in becoming a successful mixed martial artist. By cutting weight before competitions, to unnecessary muscle growth with weights etc. They say learn from the best and yes that’s exactly right. Only 1 athlete in this world can truly be called the best and that is Fedor Emelianenko. Fedor was once asked how he can turn it on all of a sudden before a fight and Fedor said “I don’t turn anything on, I am just how I am right now in a fight which is relaxed”. So I asked myself what are the things we do when we are relaxed? Hmm… watch TV, eat, lay down, read a book. So it hit me! If you can somehow trick your brain into thinking the your body is relaxed during training, sparing, drills, etc. then what should seem hard is in-fact very simple to your mind and body.
It’s all a very mental you see. And believe me it’s working for me.
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