I beg to differ with you. Millions of US tax payer dollars were spent playing catch up in the realm of Sports Science during the Cold War with the former USSR. International Sports competition was a political proving ground of sorts for the competing systems.
Originally Posted by Osiris
Why shouldn't the references and personal exeriences mean much? I value them.
If this state represents the majority of your fight time then I suggest to you that you have a poor baseline. If this state represents the minority of time then I ask why you focus on a minor part of the experience rather than the majority?
Under what condition do I fight? Tired, beat down, worn out. At least as the fight progresses.
You really need to read my first post Osiris as you are confusing "practice" with "training" and I know you are more intelligent than that.
So really, those are the conditions I need to work under. If you train or practice fresh, you'll be good fresh, but like the noob on the bag, you'll suffer when you're tired.
BTW, everyone "suffers" when tired ... it's part and parcel of the activity. I find it kind of perverse that peeps invariably regard being tired & fatigued as "negative" or "bad" when it is simply a phase of, or part of, the whole.
Do you find yourself typically engaged in competition where you are tired & fatigued but your opponent Daisy Fresh? Probably not as I think you know well enough to properly prepare.
I don't "run from" or attempt to suppress the fatigue and pain ... I openly embrace it. Do you know why?
You’re still muddying the waters with regard to training and practice. If you read all my posts thus far you will see where I clearly endorse going "deep into the Well" at least a few times. For the very reason you cite to ... the mental conditioning.
So you train when you're tired too. At that point, its not exactly PHYSICAL training you're after, but mental training. You need to push out those techniques when you're out of energy, physically and mentally.