Putting it All Together
Following this guide, a performance coach, trainer, or fighter, should be able to approach the final stages of fight camp prep, with a clear picture of what to avoid, as well as how to optimize training. Being aware of the potential speed bumps and pot holes, that could derail a fighter during the end of camp, and negatively impact performance fight night, will help create an intelligent approach to this pivotal stage of preparation. Know the role that training plays in the big picture of fighter preparation, stay on top of weight cutting strategies, fueling, and intensities, and make sure the fighter is getting everything he needs to feel prepared. Keep in mind the principles of specificity, the risk of injury, and the importance of recovery, as you create a plan for the final weeks of fighter prep. These guidelines will help ensure your fighter makes it to the cage on fight night, feeling great, mentally focused, and carries with him all of the motor abilities and skills developed during camp, to unleash them on his opponent.