Tyson Fury has been in the news a lot lately. The heavyweight British boxer who recently beat 10 year undefeated champion Vitali Klitschko in his back yard has had a lot of press. Both negative and positive.
Love him or loathe him, Tyson is an interesting character and recently he bizarrely was quoted to have told Vitali that he had gotten beaten by a “Fat man”
You see, Tyson carries a lot of extra weight but when it comes to weighing in for a fight, he is on point! And he is no exception. Having been in the fight game myself and been in the industry for many years, I see all the time a fighter shed pounds of fat in record time to make weight for a fight as well as look amazing in the process.
What’s our secret?
I’ll get to that in a moment but I guarantee you, it’s a secret that you can use and if you employ in your life, will get you results!
But, before I expose this “Secret tactic”, I want to set the scene.
I’m doing my own thing when my mobile phone starts to buzz. I look at the screen of the phone to see who is calling me and it’s “Jag”. Jag is my coach (yup, I have one too!) He looks after my and gets me fights. I know what the phone call usually means especially when it starts with, “Fahad, how are you feeling” or “Fahad, how much are you weighing at the moment?”.
My answer is usually, “When, where, what rules and what weight”.. Yup, I have been matched for a fight and have been given a date.
The date of the event along with the weight I need to be at gives me a time frame. I know how fit I need to be and I know what my body is capable of and how much weight I can realistically lose without forfeiting muscle by now.
Now, are you ready for the secret?
I just gave it to you!
Confused? Well, the secret is to have an event to work toward! Okay, you probably feel a bit cheated by that answer in hope of some ground breaking secret workout or food we eat to shed the disgusting pounds, right?
But the reality is, most people don’t have an event to get ready for and as a result, we don’t have the added pressure.
Let me give you an example. Have you ever been on holiday? Now, how productive have you been the week leading up to your flight? How much stuff did you get done at work so you can just relax on the beach, safe in the knowledge that you’ve tied up all the lose ends? You probably did more in a week at work and around the house than you get done in a usual month right? That’s the power of an event.
When we have clients working with us who have an event, such as a wedding, a holiday, a photoshoot or a competition, they usually get better results than people who come in and say, “I just want to lose a bit of weight”
In fact, if a client doesn’t have an event to work toward, we work with them to give them one now!
The positive pressure of having a deadline forces us to be more committed to doing what needs to be done. A fighter is a fighter but give them a date to work towards and they are more disciplined to working out harder, putting in more rounds in the ring and doing more cardio whilst making sure that they have a disciplined approach to eating and nutrition but when we’re not fighting, we’ll relax.
What events can yo come up with to spur you to be more committed to your goals? Do you have a wedding, function, reunion or birthday coming up where you want to look your best? A competition? And it doesn’t matter if you’re not a competitive athlete, signing up for something like a race for life or an obstacle course race may be the impetus you need to get going and then you can build on those and work towards something like a photoshoot or a fitness competition or even a fight (amateur and white collar fights are a great way for someone who has never fought before to get into the sport and try it out)
Don’t forget, if you want to get fitter and want some help with planning an event and having a game plan for your exercise, nutrition and lifestyle to achieve those goals then book onto our next discovery session by clicking the link below.Click now to work with us!