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  • hello all.

    hi everyone.
    I'm new to the world of MA.
    I am 37 5ft 9 and 110kg. (17 stone ish) and from the uk. A bit over weight lol.im not as fat as the stats make me sound as I have short legs and a long body.I have 28 inch legs!!
    I started going to a training gym last year. However i recently got banned from driving so have decided to spend the rest of my ban term getting fit.
    so I have got 8 months to prepare my body for the journy ahead.
    But i do have some questions I need help with. I have no idea where to post them so il post here for now.
    I have 28 inch legs. I recon that means I can kick about 5ft 5 if im lucky..Is that right and will that be a problem in MMA?
    but to offset that I have a long body, most men of my size will have a body to leg ratio of 1 to 1. so their body would be 34 inches long..mine is 40..
    now i suspect MMA will atract people with longer legs. So asuming an equel height their body will be even shorter.
    so I have a body longer than most I will be fighting against..how do I use this to my advantage?to start with I will have longer lats and more trunk muscle..will this help me?
    Or am I just making a mountain out of a mole hill.lol.
    cheers all in advance.

  • #2
    Originally posted by steady View Post
    hi everyone.
    I'm new to the world of MA.
    I am 37 5ft 9 and 110kg. (17 stone ish) and from the uk. A bit over weight lol.im not as fat as the stats make me sound as I have short legs and a long body.I have 28 inch legs!!
    I started going to a training gym last year. However i recently got banned from driving so have decided to spend the rest of my ban term getting fit.
    so I have got 8 months to prepare my body for the journy ahead.
    But i do have some questions I need help with. I have no idea where to post them so il post here for now.
    I have 28 inch legs. I recon that means I can kick about 5ft 5 if im lucky..Is that right and will that be a problem in MMA?
    but to offset that I have a long body, most men of my size will have a body to leg ratio of 1 to 1. so their body would be 34 inches long..mine is 40..
    now i suspect MMA will atract people with longer legs. So asuming an equel height their body will be even shorter.
    so I have a body longer than most I will be fighting against..how do I use this to my advantage?to start with I will have longer lats and more trunk muscle..will this help me?
    Or am I just making a mountain out of a mole hill.lol.
    cheers all in advance.
    How are your current physical attributes?

    What's your 400 meter run time? 1600 meter run time? 5K run time?
    How much can you bench? deadlift? Squat?
    How many pullups?

    Trying to gauge your level of physical preparedness. That's what will kind of determine approximately how hard you might be able to hit, how long you can fight, whether you will be more reliant on speed or timing. etc

    But that's just an athletic gauge. How prepaired are you mentally?

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    • #3
      fat and unfit. 8 months to do something about it.started weight lifting and watching what im eating.bench 60kg( sad i know) using about 70kg on cable doing lats.v,strong legs (lot of walking and jogging when younger). just in process of moving house and will start running in a few weeks. il know more then but it be suprised if i can run far

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      • #4
        Welcome steady... I'm fond of pointing out that a low center of gravity can be an asset in Judo!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tant01 View Post
          Welcome steady... I'm fond of pointing out that a low center of gravity can be an asset in Judo!
          thank god for that..i was dreading some suggesting id be better suited for wrestling...rolling about on the floor has NO appeal for me.
          I was doing MMA previously and I liked it at the time. However a few months of being away from it has given me time to think.I have come to the conlusion that perhaps its more suited for pleasing an audiance. while I still like it and will probibly take it back up I was wondering if training in something else as well would be overkill?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by steady View Post
            I was doing MMA previously and I liked it at the time. However a few months of being away from it has given me time to think.I have come to the conlusion that perhaps its more suited for pleasing an audiance.
            MMA is a good base to start from and a good tool set to keep and sharpen. It is less show and more go. As you know, everything you learn is put into practice quickly - you get thrown into the deep end - pulled out, practice - then thrown into the deep end again -then pulled out, practice. The idea is to be functional as soon as possible under pressure. Be careful to not overtrain so you get burned out or injured.

            Traditional martial arts are more crawl, walk, run - such is the case with arts like judo, tangsoodo, traditional jiujitsu, arnis/escrima/kali. They are structured for more long-term persuit, mastery of technique with the opportunity to apply from time to time with spontaneous drills and sparring.

            If you're not going to be a really competitive amateur or professional MMA, cross training in TMA can't be a bad thing. Don't forget to sharpen your MMA base though.

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            • #7
              I accept with information: to keep and sharpen. It is less show and more go. As you know, everything you learn is put into practice quickly - you get thrown into the deep end - pulled out, practice - then thrown into the deep end again

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              • #8
                Hello, everybody. My name is Jorden. Very happy to be a member of forum. I believe I'll have a great time here. Thanks in advance1

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                • #9
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