The Fighter Diaries is a ten part, personal account of the fighting experience from the moment of accepting a fight, through training camp, right up until the fight itself. No other individuals apart from my trainer and I have been named.
It’s been several weeks since I accepted the fight and I’m now halfway through training camp. Things are going steady.
Continue reading The Fighter Diaries: Part 2 – Midway point
There’s been a lot of debate about whether fighters should or shouldn’t cut weight.
Continue reading Cutting weight vs not cutting weight
I always thought that training at 100% all the time meant better results, but that’s not always the case. Having always been a ‘go hard or go home’ individual, slowing down and resting was never something I liked to do.
Continue reading The importance of rest and recovery
Okay, so this is a slightly sensitive topic to cover but I feel it’s important.
The number one question I get asked from other upcoming female fighters is: “What do you do when you get your…you know”. The “you know” is an obvious reference to one’s period.
Continue reading Managing your female cycle for training and fighting
In part one of this post, I talk about the experiences I’ve had with burnout and the warning signs I have to identify to mitigate the risk of entering into the ‘burnout zone’.
In this post, I’m going to cover a few other things that I’ve found contribute to over-training, and ultimately, burnout.
Continue reading My take on over-training and burnout (Part 2)
It’s often hard to know when you’re over-training. You might be on a roll, turning up to every training session and attacking drills like Richard Simmons on speed, then all of a sudden you hit a wall – and a big fat concrete wall at that.
Continue reading My take on over-training and burnout (Part 1)
Ever since I started Muaythai I’ve had to balance work and other commitments. I think that’s the same for most people who are a part of this sport. I started Muaythai when I was at University, and in my final year I developed a knack for balancing class, two jobs, assignments and training.
Continue reading Balancing training, work, family and sanity