Over the past month I've been debating which direction to take my training. I have interest in both power lifting and Muay Thai/Mixed Martial Arts. I have since decided that while lifting heavy shit is awesome, being able to move and kick somebody's ass is even better. So I've decided to focus on training like a fighter.
As I made this decision, I just happened to find out about an Amateur Muay Thai Tournament that's happening on April 9th. Since I don't believe in coincedence, I've decided that as long as I have the weekend free, I'm going to enter that tournament. Even if I can't do the tournament I'm going to train as if I am anyway so there's no excuses one way or another.
Seeing as how I don't know the first thing about training to be a fighter, I've enlisted the aid of a personal trainer named Scott Shetler (check him out here -- http://www.extreme-fitness.org) I met with him yesterday and he's helping me to develop an overall strength and conditioning program that will compliment my Muay Thai training. This will be my first time working with a personal trainer and I'm actually very excited to work with him. From the first time I emailed him I could tell he knew his shit and that he would develop a plan that's right for ME and not try to force feed me some pre-made garbage.
I'm looking forward to this new phase of training. Oddly enough I'm actually looking forward to getting punched in the face. Nothing helps remove the bullshit in life more than getting punched in the face...