Video Journal Update #79
A few of my thoughts today, taking a break from my run. I talk about the training cycle, and adjustments I’m making, as well as the time off post-fight hangover. I’m fighting again on Friday.
Padwork with Daeng
from Monday morning – first full day back at training, on the cusp of a fight the previous Friday and getting back to the start again for a fight the coming Friday.
I love how Daeng holds pads. His pace is a little slower than Den’s but he somehow accomplishes enough pressure and constant movement to get you tired without pushing beyond a nice balance where you can land with clean technique and power. He’s probably the most fight-oriented trainer at the gym. He thinks about the strengths and weaknesses evidenced in my last fight and comes up with a plan on how to work through it. I love this about him. He’s also one of few trainers who will tell you when you’ve done something well, whereas all of them will take advantage of openings when you do something poorly. Daeng is working with me a lot on knees for a couple months now and he’s the only trainer I work with who holds for low kicks. I like the patterns he devises with them – they feel like a fight.