Published by Mike Leng on May 25th, 2012
So I was at the hospital for a check up yesterday to see if my super human experiment was working!
Firstly the good news is that both the wounds have completely healed (no scabs, nothing) and my range of movement is far beyond what it should be at this moment. Strength as far as grip goes is excellent as well. (more…)
Published by Paul Reed on May 17th, 2012
For the last 6 years I have trained my body far too hard at times with little rest.
After pulling out on very late notice of MMA Attack 2, which would have been a highlight in my MMA career, I’ve taken a few weeks out of training and spent time looking at how I can change my training schedule and routines in order to keep in the best condition possible whilst remaining relatively injury free.
I have been training so hard without a break for a long time, very rarely taking a day off and always training pretty hard. Competing at a high level of MMA you need to train so many different disciplines as well as different aspects of conditioning it is hard not to overtrain. (more…)
Published by Mike Leng on May 14th, 2012
So here we are, a week after surgery and whats happening?
Healing is coming along steadily, I can now walk with minor pain while a few days ago I could barely shuffle and mobility is returning to the shoulder.
Not making many changes at the moment (if it’s not broke, don’t fix it) but I am making a few small ones. (more…)
Published by Mike Leng on May 10th, 2012
So here I am a couple of days after the opp. Everything went well and I feel like I’m slowly on the mend. For the last two days all I’ve done is sleep which is good thing as it means my body is putting itself back together.
Over the next week I plan to rest as much as possible and take in the right amount of nutrients that will help my body keep muscle and help grow the connecting tissue that it needs. (more…)
Published by Jay Furness on May 3rd, 2012
We all know the jist, and it’s no secret. To 99.9% of promoters running a show is about selling tickets and getting people through the gates. That’s not saying anything negative about them, it’s just the truth. If people want shows to fight on and if professionals want to get paid, the events must at least make enough money to be sustainable and cover the costs otherwise they won’t be around for very long (or people won’t get what they’re owed).
From the best, all-professional fight cards right down to amateur events, you’ve got to make it worthwhile and not put yourself in a hole that financially you can’t get out of. Some people promote for the love of the sport, but unless their pockets are ridiculously deep and their heads are pretty thick, they won’t continue to do so at a major loss, no matter how passionate they are.
This brings up the question of ‘who is the market?’ (more…)
Published by Mike Leng on May 1st, 2012
So I’m a couple of days out from the op so I thought that I would share a couple of random thoughts that are rattling around my brain.
-I am now looking at everything ‘one handed’. What I can and can’t do, plus how to adapt things so I can keep doing them (ever tried to put contact lenses in with one hand?..)
-I need TV shows to watch and books to read/steal. Please give me some suggestions. (more…)
Published by Paul Reed on May 1st, 2012
I injured my neck 2 weeks and 1 day prior to the fight. It was pretty bad; my left arm was numb and in agony at the same time. I hurt the bottom of my neck and the top of my back, I think T6/T7. The muscles around tightened into a knot next to my spine. I had physio and a chiro work done for for 2 weeks, stopped sparring and could only carry on doing sprints until a few days before the fight.