View Full Version : After a 6 Month layoff


McAlister
10-28-2008, 07:37 AM
How long should you wait before having a fight?

I havent been in the ring or trained since my last fight in may.. In nov. I plan on getting back in the gym, so roughly how long should I wait before taking a fight?

I know im out of shape, since I havent ran or nothing since may..but im asking how long so I can set a goal, and get a fight by my goal date

PunchDrunk
10-28-2008, 07:50 AM
Hard to tell really. Depends on how rusty you are, technically, how fast you regain your fitness, and where you are weight wise.

Edit: Your trainer should be able to asses this much more accurately than anyone online. :)

McAlister
10-28-2008, 08:00 AM
Hard to tell really. Depends on how rusty you are, technically, how fast you regain your fitness, and where you are weight wise.

Edit: Your trainer should be able to asses this much more accurately than anyone online. :)


I already kno how he is, after 2 weeks he will say "yea panther your ready, jus gotta get that stamina up, but yeah you'll be ready for the next competition" I think he say stuff jus to say it lol...

Right now I weigh about 155-60. Im use to being 144 walk around, and fight night

PunchDrunk
10-28-2008, 08:21 AM
I already kno how he is, after 2 weeks he will say "yea panther your ready, jus gotta get that stamina up, but yeah you'll be ready for the next competition" I think he say stuff jus to say it lol...

Right now I weigh about 155-60. Im use to being 144 walk around, and fight night

I guess the question you gotta ask yourself is; does your coach know what he's talking about? ;)

I guess the weight issue will be a limiting factor. You'll have to get near your fighting weight before you can think about fighting again.

laurinsane8
10-28-2008, 09:33 AM
It's good your coach has a positive attitude towards your fitness. You must be a hard worker and he knows it. Depends more on how you feel. I came back after about 6 months off and was back in the ring fighting in a couple months. Depends on how hard and often your traing and as Punch Drunk says how quickly your can get your wind back.

I was off for 6 months but I wasn't a couch potato the whole time.

Domey
10-28-2008, 03:37 PM
I've had many layoffs in my career. After a layoff I would spend at minimum no less then 6 weeks in the gym before even thinking about getting a fight.

SeattleProdigy
10-28-2008, 03:40 PM
Nice pad work :D

!! Shawn
10-28-2008, 03:41 PM
I already kno how he is, after 2 weeks he will say "yea panther your ready, jus gotta get that stamina up, but yeah you'll be ready for the next competition" I think he say stuff jus to say it lol...

Right now I weigh about 155-60. Im use to being 144 walk around, and fight night

My only advice is don't get into it to fast. Its easy to jump back in too quick and come up with an injury.

sukhenkoy
10-28-2008, 03:46 PM
Kind of off-topic, but why the long lay-off?

McAlister
10-28-2008, 09:03 PM
Kind of off-topic, but why the long lay-off?


Got a place wit my girl, started working full time... and moved further away from the gym

Boxer1590
10-28-2008, 09:59 PM
you train in Georgia? Do you happen to know Nate Livramento and Paul Delgado?

RJJp4pbaby
10-29-2008, 01:30 AM
I had a 3 year lay off and got back in after three months and won by KO. i did however have a fight in the middle of the lay off too, when I was temporarily fit again. but it was 18 months since last op when I fought, so that was 15month straight with no gym. it will differ for everyone but if you are determined 8-12 weeks should get you back in to tip top shape.

McAlister
10-29-2008, 07:24 AM
I had a 3 year lay off and got back in after three months and won by KO. i did however have a fight in the middle of the lay off too, when I was temporarily fit again. but it was 18 months since last op when I fought, so that was 15month straight with no gym. it will differ for everyone but if you are determined 8-12 weeks should get you back in to tip top shape.

Appreciate ya..


and Nah I dont know Paul Delgado, but I did see his fight for a local title... my coach was on that card