Michael McBride- Fight Week BlogPosted by Admin on Jul 29, 2012 in Articles, Featured, News • No comments
Oh yeah! Fight week here we go! What does fight week mean for a fighter? A lot. Obviously this week is very important, from our diet and training, to getting everything ready for the big night.
Our diet is extremely important especially if we are cutting weight, which I clearly do to get to the lightweight division. Every day from here on out will usually be a calorie deficit. Every thing that goes into our body will be used as fuel for the last few days of training, until the fasting begins. For me the weight cut is going just as planned. My body feels really good and my energy levels are higher than usual for this point. I believe it’s just the practice since this is my third time down to 155. I am about 8 lbs over right now and feel I can cut the rest of my weight in water in the last 24 hours before weigh ins.
I say our training is important this week because by now we should have already peaked. What I mean by peak is our conditioning should already be at it’s best from the weeks and months of previous training. This week the workouts will get lighter and lighter, focusing more on strategy and the weight cut. We do this to reduce the risk of injury and to try and maintain strength and energy for the fight.
I am confidant that I have done everything in my power to properly prepare for this fight. I pushed myself day in and day out. I surrounded myself with great athletes such as Joe Brammer, Kevin Burns, and all the guys at Elite Edge and DMJJ. My training partners in Webster City helped me out a ton being at the gym whenever needed and showing true dedication. I had as always great support from my friends and family, which allowed me to keep focused on the task at hand. Just hearing encouraging words or seeing someones excitement and eagerness for the show is motivation. My wife, Jeana and daughter, Shelby are my true rocks. Their eagerness to always want to do what they can to help, their understanding and unconditional love when I’m cranky, tired or just plain absent for my training is an incredible dedication and a huge survival tool for me. Just last night the girls got out the good old bio freeze and massaged my soar muscles. I am truly blessed. I thank God for keeping me healthy and free of injury. I know I have a prayer chain of people I don’t even know. The power of praying is an essential part of my daily life and reminds me I have a protector that I can turn to and rely on because I know he has a plan for me and I’m not in control. This is how to survive mentally and emotionally.
With all that said I want to thank you for following my blog leading up to MCC 42. You better believe Friday, August 3rd is going to be a great night of fights as MCC always puts on a great show. So, whatever you thought you were doing Friday, if your plans didn’t include MCC 42 at Hy-Vee Hall, you better cancel or reschedule because you will not want to miss this.
Thursday - Public Weigh-In’s at Trophy’s (2701 Douglas) 6pm-7;15pm. Open to all ages and no cost at all.
Friday - Fight Day at Hy Vee Hall – Doors open at 6:30pm, Fights start at 7:30pm
Tickets will be on sale at the door, but are available now at www.MidwestCageChampionship.com
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- Michael McBride