Posted On:1/04/2008 3:59pm
Style: MM to tha A
I know people with no day jobs and contracts from some fight orgs are "full time" fighters, but how many hours a week of training is considered full time? If at all?
I have the choice of training 4 full days a week with 3 days of weights and part time work. (aprox 28 hours/week)
Curious as to what this would be called then. Not quite half-assed training, but maybe 3/4 assed? I do intend to compete in MMA, yes.
Posted On:1/04/2008 4:06pm
Style: creonte on hiatus
When they refer to full-time fighters, it means (AFAIK) that they make a living from fighting and related incoming (including sponsorship, advertisement, teaching, etc.)
That is, they don't need to keep a full-time job to make ends meet as many MMA fighters unfortunately must, which is a detriment to their training. A full-time fighter doesn't need an additional job (or maybe he does, but he makes enough as a fighter to survive). As a result, he can devote more time to training (and recovery.)
Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Also, unless the thread takes a different turn, I will be 8it to YMAS later. It is a fair, educated question, but it's not directly related to the topics in the PT forums.
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Posted On:1/04/2008 5:20pm
Was gonna make it in YMAS to begin with, but didn't know if it'd go there. I'd appreciate the move.
Thanks for the explanation though. I guess even though I only now work a fraction of what I used to work, and took a break from school, I'm still just hobbyist training.
Makes it really difficult though to explain to friends and family what I'm doing with my day farting around in Toronto.
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