Posted by kokid303
OK heres the deali have been Boxing for about 4 years and have been pretty good so far. Well i am thinkin of giving this whole MMA thing a shot. Well the thing is i am conditioned for Boxing but not all the other aspects of Mixed Martial Arts. So if any of you guys (that really know what your talking about) could help me kinda map out a plan i would appreciate it alot.
Posted by seanfu
I'm no striker but I'm pretty sure that your problem is you're used to not having to wrestler and explode quite as much. I agree with the other comment.
Another thing is that being in a position that you are uncomfortable in or for instance nervousness about defending takedowns and kicks can exhaust as well.
Also, if you're a boxer you know that people who start boxing doing the combos and drills you're doing will wind them faster because their movements aren't refined.
Once your movements are refined, you get the wrestling/ BJJ strength foundation, and you are comfortable in more positions you should be good.
The above comment referenced just having experience, I agree. Also training explosion drills and plyometrics of coarse.
Training for four to five minutes will be a change also.
Lastly, MMA just plain will wear you out faster between the wrestling, kicking, and defending. There is no pacing yourself like in boxing so if that is what you're concerned about then it's just an adjustment that needs to be made.