Let's face it, we've all been there. Training in mixed martial arts can be tough. You can be the most motivated person in the world and occasionally you'll need some encouragement. One of the things we do when we are a little down or need some motivation is to crank up the music. But not just any music will get you focusing on kicks and punches. You need music that will inspire and motivate you to push hard, to go longer, and to perform faster. Youtube has thousands of great tracks that you can listen to while working out. Below is one example we've found. Turn it up and get cracking in the gym!
It can be a real struggle to stay focused on training. There are so many distractions in life and it can be easy for things to come up. When they do martial arts training and other extracurricular activities can be the first to go. But maintaining a good and consistent training schedule is important. Below are ten tips that can help motivate you to keep training.
  1. Set a schedule and stick to it. No excuses period.
  2. Find a training partner. You will keep each other in check.
  3. Make training fun. Make sure to have fun during training.
  4. Play mental games to keep focused.
  5. Set targets that you want to accomplish
  6. Reward yourself after you reach goals.
  7. Tell people about what you do and why you do it so that they hold you accountable.
  8. Think of training as a necessity to life instead of a secondary activity.
  9. Encourage your friends to come try it.
  10. Never lose focus on why you are doing it.

If you follow these ten tips you should be able to consistently train. It's easy to lose focus so you need to be diligent and consistent. Here is a video of Anderson Silva training, which should give you some extra motivation. 



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    November 2013