It’s been 6 years since the summer I started seriously investing time into my fitness. In the first 4 years, I developed and settled into a personal routine I kept up all through college. Looking back, I realized I settled into a rut - one specific mentality and set of fitness principles that I didn’t care to research further or refine.
Now that I’m deciding to compete in an MMA event where my fitness will be one of the definitive factors driving a win over my opponent, I’ve totally reworked my diet and workout routines. Lots of hours researching, in the gym, and at my MMA school has changed me. I feel stronger, quicker on my feet in sparring, and way more energetic, even at the end of my MMA 1.5 hour workouts. Plus I look great!
This post is aimed at people like me, an average fitness hobbyist that has a personal routine, done some research, and works out 5-15 hours a week.
5 major changes really made a difference: