If you think that you may be addicted to your training regime or a slightly over obsessive fan, then there should be a few things on our list below that you can relate to:
1- Training Withdrawal
We all have those times when unavoidable things get in the way of your training and it’s common for your mind to start playing tricks on you about the effect that the missed sessions are having.
Your ‘training withdrawal’ symptoms may include feeling that your technique is getting rusty, your condition is declining and you don’t feel as strong etc…
These thoughts are usually quite fickle and after few sessions back though you’ll probably feel on top of the world again and wonder what all the fuss was about!
2 – Training Video Overload!
Basically your YouTube search history is an endless list of training, technique and highlight videos and their viewing has all but replaced everything that you used to watch on TV.
Your email inbox will also be clogged full of annoying updates from all of those training video channels that you have subscribed too as well!
3 – Budget Priorities: Biils, Food and Training!
Along side your utility bills and food shopping, your outgoings per month on training sessions takes a pretty high priority as an essential, non negotiable part of your budget.
If you find yourself strapped for cash and allocate parts of your budget away from things you no longer see as “essential” then it may be time to put things in perspective.
4 – Instant Gift Ideas
Your standard, stock answer to the question, “what do you want for your birthday this year?” was normally met with “I’m not really bothered, anything really or I don’t really need anything”.
Not anymore. You’ll now have a tidy little list of gear and clothing upgrades that you’ve been putting the pennies away for, and when the birthday or Christmas question comes up. You’ll have it right to hand to mention that there’s an expensive pair of new MMA Gloves that you’ve had your eye on for a little while now… hint, hint.
We don’t need to remind you where to direct that generous person to either do we? 😉 Just in case you do here’s the link; MMA Fightwear!
5 – Walkout Song Wish List
While out on a jog with your playlist on shuffle, one of those songs comes on that gives you a little kick and burst of energy. You start to think that it would make a great walk out song and you make a mental note to add this to your list when you get home.
This habit can kick in at anytime where music is involved, including when you’re driving with the radio on or when you here a particular soundtrack to a film. If you find yourself pulling over with the hazard lights on or put the film on pause to make a note, then you need to accept the fact that you have a problem!
6 – Name Geek
You can pronounce Stipe Miocic and spell Nogueira without checking if it’s correct first.