Some great insights from one of my favorite conditioning specialists, Joel Jamieson of 8 Weeks Out. Jamieson is the conditioning coach for undisputed UFC flyweight champion and top 10 pound-for-pound mixed martial artist, Demetrious Johnson.
In other words, pacing is about choosing when to tap into the anaerobic power reserve and how long to stay there for.
The best fighters know the pace they can maintain if they want to last all fight. They know when to explode and go for the finish and when to save their energy.
Less experienced and less savvy fighters, on the other hand, use their energy inefficiently and constantly draw from their anaerobic power reserve when it’s unnecessary, often leaving them gassed out as a result.Read the rest.