Yeah, and that one will probably be smaller. Not too small, however lighter than the primary one. That’ll carry me over into the following day.

What time are you calling it an evening? Is sleep one thing you prioritize with restoration?

I normally get to mattress round 10, 10:30. If I am going any later it actually impacts me.

In addition to sleep, what else do you employ in your restoration all through the day?

Chilly remedy is fairly massive for me. I take advantage of Normatec compression sleeves on my legs and arms as effectively. After that I’ll hit the Hypervolt massage gun. It’s a very good combo for aid and restoration. Along with that I get a therapeutic massage each different day. It’s a reasonably main a part of my routine throughout camp.

Are you working with a chef or a meal supply service?

Yeah, I've a chef who handles every thing. They prepare dinner the meals, weigh it, be sure that I’m getting precisely what I would like. That’s solely throughout a coaching camp, although.

How is your weight loss program altering as you get nearer to camp and have to begin actually homing in on the load reduce?

The meals get smaller. I’ll reduce my meal quick if I really feel like I’m pushing it. I’m actually making an attempt to get simply sufficient gas for my physique to maintain going. As quickly as I really feel like I’ve had sufficient I’ll put it away. I’ll even be fairly strict on water consumption. That’s the hardest a part of chopping weight as a result of it makes up a lot of what you’re chopping earlier than you weigh in. It’s not wholesome, however you gotta do what you gotta do.

When you’ve made weight what are you doing to get meals and water again in your system? Are you doing one massive meal, hydrating first, or spacing it out over a number of small meals?

I take my time. I’ve stuffed my face earlier than, and it made me as sluggish as I’ve ever been within the ring. I simply eat commonly and check out not to consider it an excessive amount of. I’m principally getting my water consumption and electrolytes again. That’s crucial half for me. Water is life, you understand?

You do should watch out with that although, as a result of in the event you go loopy with it you find yourself with an imbalance of electrolytes. I hearken to my physique. I’ll normally achieve eight or 9 kilos throughout that interval. The subsequent day I’ll really feel nice, have my espresso, and prepare to go.

There are fighters who modify their coaching throughout battle week to run later into the night so their our bodies are acclimated to being lively across the time their battle will probably be happening. Is that one thing you incorporate into your preparation?

No, I don’t actually trouble with that. By the point my battle is up my adrenaline is pumping. I’m all riled up and able to go. The stress, the folks watching, it boosts me up and I by no means really feel drained. I let the second take management.

What’s the very first thing you eat when the battle is up? Not a lot by way of your celebratory dinner however the very first thing your physique wants once you get out of the ring?

Normally I've no urge for food, really. Why? I do not know. I believe it is likely to be that I’m simply so overvalued at that time, there’s a lot adrenaline working by me that meals barely even crosses my thoughts. When all that wears down although, I simply wanna eat one thing actually greasy. Final battle I had Whataburger and man, that was loopy. Simply get me the nastiest shit you may presumably get. And I’ve earned it! You consider it man, you’re speaking three months straight of simply strict, disciplined consuming, nothing good, nothing enjoyable. You may’t have a chew of something that isn’t a part of the plan. It’s so exhausting. Once I’m lastly carried out I’m similar to, “Give me some Skittles and Whataburger.”

That’s your combo?

Skittles and Whataburger. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it.

A collage of Ronnie Chieng in a tuxedo on a spiraling blue, green and white background


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