The young often ignore wise words of the old. Yet, people are always trying to reinvent the wheel. It's fine to be creative and to experiment. What we have to remember is that while we can teach ourselves, there are many things that we can learn from those who are experienced at doing what we are trying to do. Often I see young fighters reading what the latest training methods are and they try to train like their favorite fighter they see on TV. When analyzing the successful atheletes out there, I see most of them using old principles with new names. The human body hasn't changed much over the last few centuries. Sure we have supplements and better machines to train on, but we function the same. I have had the opportunity to train with Olympic and Professional athletes from several disciplines and I will say that dispite the many trends and new training routines that have popped up over the years, they all trained specific to what they were doing and everything else was supplemental. So, what I'm saying is don't be whooed by the new and don't forget the old.
World Champion Richard Trammell shares his experiences, views and thoughts on fitness, martial arts and fighting.