View Full Version : Fighters - what work do you do to support your training?


Fearless
06-06-2010, 05:42 AM
I'm not stalking anyone, just asking about how life is with training and working to support your training. I work a 9 to 5:30 desk job and want to compete in kickboxing/thai boxing. Just wondering and curious about people's experience as a fighter while working. How much does your training effect your work and vice versa? Do you go to work bruised up and get weird stares?

Just share some experiences, because right now I feel as though my life feels empty just going to work and nothing else.

One more round
06-06-2010, 05:54 AM
I'm a student at the moment, so I'm at school from about 8:30am until 3pm on average, although sometimes i can leave earlier at like 1:30pm depending on if I have a free period.

I'm in my second last year of school, and assessment is pretty full on, especially since I do a tertiary package and want to go to uni. But it isn't too difficult to balance with training, (I train 5-6 days per week, sometimes twice a day if I'm preparing for something)

copelahama
06-06-2010, 06:33 AM
im a 3rd year commerce student and a bartender at night 3/4 nights a week, i still find time to run 5 times a week in the morning and train every afternoon 6 days a week xD

SpecialOne
06-06-2010, 06:39 AM
school 9 - 3, train after

King of Sting
06-06-2010, 12:50 PM
So the thread starter is thinking of being a competitve amateur fighter or pro fighter while working ?

I think it's possible to do both, but, it's alot of work. Now, if you were just thinkin' of working and boxing for recreation, then that's not difficult at all since you have a desk job.

Marlin26
06-06-2010, 03:10 PM
So the thread starter is thinking of being a competitve amateur fighter or pro fighter while working ?

I THINK IT IS POSSIBLE TO DO BOTH, but, it's alot of work. Now, if you were just thinkin' of working and boxing for recreation, then that's not difficult at all since you have a desk job.

it is very possible, 3/4 proffesional boxers work second jobs to support their lifestyle since at the beginning and through-out the rankings the pay is'nt very high in boxing unless you have a promoter made of gold and diamonds or are an olympic champion.

Fearless
06-06-2010, 05:38 PM
So the thread starter is thinking of being a competitve amateur fighter or pro fighter while working ?

I think it's possible to do both, but, it's alot of work. Now, if you were just thinkin' of working and boxing for recreation, then that's not difficult at all since you have a desk job.

Well recreation as in non-competing? Yeah I train Muay Thai 2 to 3 times a week anyways. But is there such a thing as recreation competing? BTW, I can't seem to find amateur kickboxing tourneys here in Sydney.

dreaded_FIST
06-06-2010, 06:22 PM
Well recreation as in non-competing? Yeah I train Muay Thai 2 to 3 times a week anyways. But is there such a thing as recreation competing? BTW, I can't seem to find amateur kickboxing tourneys here in Sydney.

Recreation competing? lol.........sparring?

Fearless
06-06-2010, 06:39 PM
^ Yeah maybe... then acting like you can beat everyone on the streets because you did some light sparring...

dreaded_FIST
06-06-2010, 06:59 PM
^ Yeah maybe... then acting like you can beat everyone on the streets because you did some light sparring...

Dude.. I know muay thai gyms that hold "Smokers"...which is basically an in-house exhibition match.

Ask your coach, maybe your gym does something like that. You don't face anyone outside of your gym..and its basically controlled sparring but set up like an actual competition. I know some gyms that invite their friends and family to watch their kids go at it or whoever.

But to be honest, if I were doing boxing or kickboxing as a recreational sport, sparring would be good enough for me.

The Stretch
06-06-2010, 07:09 PM
I just train with whatever free time I have. After school, summer vacation, you name it.

dreaded_FIST
06-06-2010, 07:11 PM
Right now, i'm not doing anything...and since the boxing gym i'm going to isn't that expensive... its no problem for me. I'll probably be working in a couple of months though...$24 per hour..

edit: I hate training after I'm very tired... but you gotta do what you gotta do..

jaskieee
06-07-2010, 01:08 AM
If you go to full force in blacktown they will have something for you im sure. I train just across the road from that gym at blacktown hitsquad.

Me personally im a full time uni student at uni all day 4 days a week and i work part time 1 night a week one day a week and every sunday and im still in the gym everyday except sundays, it doesnt leave me with much spare time during the week with study but i just make sure i make my friday nights count hahahaha

peewee1460
06-07-2010, 03:41 AM
i sell an herbal incense that kids smoke to get high for 20 dollars a gram.