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Hey everyone,

I've been training for a fight for 3-4 weeks now (fight is still a week away) and noticed every time I train for a fight I seem to "peak" in my training a couple of weeks out and after that I enter this huge slump for several days. Currently in that slump now and it seems the basic things are way more difficult than they should be, even stuff like skipping or light sparring.

Is this normal for you guys that fight and if not, how do you sustain peak performance?

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Sounds normal to me. My peaks are much shorter because my "fight camps" are much shorter, but the "I feel great, I could smash anyone in the world right now" that's just a little too far away from the fight, followed by feeling drained and ready to crack is very common for me. If you taper for your fight, you can be assured that the rest before your fight is enough to recover from any physical fatigue. So really I think it's a matter of working on your mentality and being able to cope with the fatigue in a way that still feels like you're driving toward the fight, rather than feeling overwhelmed by it.

Believe in your training.

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