Bisping and his Short Camp/Tapering and Peaking

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Bisping and his Short Camp/Tapering and Peaking

Post by powerlifter54 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:01 am

Know little about MMA. Actually nothing. But very interesting that Bisping had less than 2 weeks to get ready to fight. He said in press Conference he is a classic overtrainer, and always adding in a extra run or something at home, but felt very fresh in prep and in fight.

Now peaking and tapering, i do know a little about that. And in the case of a guy who is great shape year round, loves the gym, and is close to weight, and 37 years old with a lot of mileage and experience, yes that is a good strategy.

For those that compete, this model may not work as you have to peak your training before you taper to peak your results. But still, the last 2-3 weeks is not the time to win the meet in the gym, it is time to let the work you already did pay off in supercompensation and prepare mentally.
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Post by Herv100 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:56 am

Good for Bisping. I used to hate him back in UFC 100 days, but he kept plugging away all these years, beating VERY tough fighters and only ever losing to the very top guys(except Tim Kennedy, that guy sucks).
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Re: Bisping and his Short Camp/Tapering and Peaking

Post by Turdacious » Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:26 am

Herv100 wrote:Good for Bisping. I used to hate him back in UFC 100 days, but he kept plugging away all these years, beating VERY tough fighters and only ever losing to the very top guys(except Tim Kennedy, that guy sucks).
+1. He was unlikeable but good on the stick, as opposed to Rockhold who just comes across as unlikeable. I'm hoping he gets the fight he's been asking for-- Diaz Bisping at UFC 204.
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Re: Bisping and his Short Camp/Tapering and Peaking

Post by Kazuya Mishima » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:33 pm

Would have been more telling if this had gone the distance and we saw Bisping thriving in the deep water while Rockhold sunk. As it turned out, Rockhold got clipped early and that was all she wrote. Bisping being rested and fresh could still have been a factor...a little extra pop on the punch can make all the difference between "ring your bell" and "rock your world".

Fighters are notorious over trainers as a group (minus the gifted but lazy ones who you have to force into the gym...Rampage Jackson, Hector Camacho, etc). Part of the value of a good trainer is knowing how to ride your stallion's instinct to run all out, and then pull back at the right time. Fight prep is more art and tribal knowledge than science, and fight culture is grounded in the religion of hardcore work ethic as the road to the belt. And for the most part, hardcore work IS the road to the belt, but it's rarely optimal...this is why DURGZ.

Bernard Hopkins is a good example of a fighter who has figured out how to keep the career going at 50. His workouts look completely different than they did when he was in his 20's and 30's. You can't do crazy hardcore in your 40's. He's figured out how to maintain what was built decades ago while not damaging the foundation.

As with anything in life, sometimes what you need the most is the last thing you would ever expect. In fighting, it can be taking the foot off of the accelerator and giving the organism time to rest and reach stasis.

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Re: Bisping and his Short Camp/Tapering and Peaking

Post by TerryB » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:32 pm

Kazuya Mishima wrote:
As with anything in life, sometimes what you need the most is the last thing you would ever expect.
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