Blogs are good, blogs are fun. Everyone and their dog has a blog nowadays, and why not? It’s a good way to motivate yourself and share your life with others. For the past week and a bit, Ken Pavia has been blogging via MMAJunkie about his Lifefood / cleansing diet with Luke Cummo. And now it looks like Elias Cepeda from Inside Fighting (who we did a roundtable with for BetUS) is now going to blog his own diet experience. His plan: to go vegan.
I myself am on something of a diet. My upcoming fight with Sam Caplan is at 185 and I am currently sitting at 211 pounds. So I’ve got around 15-20 pounds to lose if I don’t want to cut too hard to make weight. Although it isn’t as simple as that … if I wanted to shed the extra pounds I’d just go back to listening to happy hardcore and doing E every weekend at raves. You’d be surprised how fast you’ll drop weight like that.
But when you’re in gym and class several times a week, things are different … you’re not just losing fat, you’re growing muscle. As muscle is heavier than fat … well you get the idea. I’ve been wading through the internet trying to figure out if what I’m doing is right, but there’s just too much info. Jake has been a massive help thus far getting me back into shape, but it’s time to get some more specific help.
So now the plan is to start a regular weekly update on my training and dieting process in preparation for the Caplan fight. This isn’t something that’s supposed to educate and inspire you guys. In fact, it’s more to keep myself honest about my progress and to get advice from you all on what I can do better.
I’m not really going to be exposing you guys to anything new or kooky … nothing’s going up my butt and I’m not switching to an all rabbit food plan. As it stands now my diet is meat heavy and I’m just keeping the junk out. But over the next two months I want to take things to another level. I want to pick up the right kinds of supplements to help with recovery and muscle growth, and set up a good schedule of solid foods to get me in an easy to maintain routine.
The way I look at it is this: This fight isn’t just about Ryan vs Sam … this is Fightlinker vs Five Ounces. If we’re gonna win this, it’s gonna be as a team. So I’m gonna need the help of all my Jackals on this one.