If you’re thinking of fighting one day, it’s natural to wonder how long it will take to get good enough to step into the ring. It’s a question that’s often asked, but the answer isn’t as straightforward as one might think. It’s not just a matter of putting in a certain number of hours or years of training. There are many factors to consider, and each person’s journey is unique.
Niclas R. Larsen made sure his debut in China was not one to be forgotten. Often the underdog, this time at Kunlun Fight 71 was no different. “For most of my fights I’ve been the underdog and I don’t have a problem with that. I actually like to be the underdog,” said Niclas with a smile on his face.
Society is obsessed with numbers; it’s easy to see that in the health and fitness sectors. So many people are concerned with body metrics such as weight, muscle mass, body fat percentage, etc. And amidst all of this, there is the common knowledge of how weight is not just weight at its form as a number on a scale. Weight, as a whole, is commonly misunderstood. BMI gives prime examples of such. BMI alone does not determine health alone because it does not look into what that weight is composed of (such as fat, water, bones, organs). Determining a fit individual “overweight” just because they have a high BMI does not give any insight to if the weight is a health issue. Those with a low or average BMI could be even unhealthier than this fit individual due to a sedentary lifestyle or unhealthy eating habits. This idea of lumping the components of weight as just…weight is rampant in the fighting community and it’s not hard to see why. A fighter only needs to hit a certain number during weigh ins, no matter how they get there, regardless they’re more or less healthy/fit than their opponent. Aside from making weight, how […]