Article by MMAViking.com
Iâ€™m sitting by the pool again. We just got home from a sparring session at TapouT training center. Tapoutâ€™s facility is great too; theyâ€™ve got everything and more.
Otherwise, except for training, eating and sleeping not much is done actually. Our routines are getting set and, as much as we enjoy the training, weâ€™re sometimes questioning what to do in between. In one way Las Vegas isnâ€™t that great because the only thing to do here seems to be gambling ore something money/gambling-related. But in another point of view what do we do a normal training day at home?
Well I know one thing that I do, I get to hang out with my son, whom I miss bad right now but apart from that I wouldnâ€™t say I get that many things done always. So it might just be the magic of Sin city thatâ€™s playing with me. Like getting the â€missing the buffetâ€ kind of feeling (like when youâ€™re about to dig in to a great buffet and you donâ€™t want walk out of it with regrets..).
Right now when sitting in the sun, which Iâ€™ve missed for about 8 months, I donâ€™t really feel an urge to do something special either. I think Iâ€™m going to ride this one out till tonight when itâ€™s time for conditioning.
Today my bodyâ€™s sorer then in a long time. Mainly thanks to Coach Doug from Alliance (www.alliancegym.com/coach-doug-balzarini-the-ultimate-fighter-update-my-first-week)
Doug puts together smart and grueling trainings with whatever he has and there are no excuses when training with the guys from Alliance. So todayâ€™s first training at Drysdale was an extra nice experience. Especially since I got to roll a lot with Robert himself. Robert is a beast. He made me feel worse than my first grappling class ever â˜º
His classes are great; he mixes good technique drills with a lot of sparring with different goals. After two hours of that you could say you feel like you worked out and the Thai-food we got ourselves after was more than welcome I tell you.
About Kristian Lexell
Kristian Lexell will be blogging for www.MMAViking.com during his trip to Las Vegas. He is a veteran of fight sports, with MMA bouts going back to 2001, plus boxing and Muay thai experience. The Swede returned to the cage in 2011 after a four year absence, and has since collected two wins with one loss. Known as â€œLexâ€, the powerful middleweight trains at Stockholmâ€™s Nexus Fight Center. The Gothenburg native won MMA Vikingâ€™s KO of the Year in 2011 with his KO of Allan Love at Battle of Botnia 4. Lex most recently won a Muay Thai match at SÃ¶derslaget in December at Nexus Fightcenter, and will be announcing his next MMA bout soon.
For more information visit Sherdogâ€™s FightFinder and www.kristianlexell.net. Lex is sponsored by OMPU (www.ompu.com) and Sthlm Shoot (www.nexusfightcenter.se).