Mat-Wind

Posted: January 21, 2016 in Creative Writing
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For those that don’t know what mat-wind is, it’s another way of referring to your energy while on the mat.  It’s how easy you get gassed or run out of energy while rolling, and to be brutally honest, I have horrible mat-wind.  I get gassed super easy while rolling, and while I don’t consider myself to be in great shape, I still think that i’m in pretty good shape, and to gas out so quick is a bummer.

Now I know that the best way to increase your energy threshold  while on the mat is to keep rolling, but I am also contemplating other ways to get even better conditioning.  My two big thoughts are CrossFit or boxing, and i’m actually leaning towards boxing.  I can partake in either class as the gym I go to (Derby City MMA), allows you to take part in any classes offered once you have a membership.

I feel there are pluses to both styles of training, so I really am taking my time deciding.  I think next week I will attend some boxing classes, and then the following week try out the CrossFit and see which I enjoy more.  From watching the conditioning the boxing coach puts his students through and having already tried CrossFit, I just feel that boxing is going to help me reach my goals better.

So I still plan to roll 4-5 days a week, but on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I plan to spend an extra hour at the gym to cross-train in another disciple.  Let me know of your issues with mat-wind and which cross-training you would choose in order to help your conditioning.

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