Saturday, December 22, 2012

12 Days of Psyche: Making Weight

Since it's the weekend and you theoretically have more time, here's a pretty cool movie that's on Netflix play it now called Occupation: Fighter (also on Amazon et al). It's about a no-name fighter training for his shot at the title. It's a pretty good movie but if you aren't into fighting you can load it and just watch the best part, which comes near the end as he's training for his big night and then has to make weight. This section of the film is AWESOME. As anyone who's wrestled well knows, making weight sucks. It's interesting here to see how things have gotten more systematic but that doesn't really make it any easier. It looks miserable and will certainly help you get through your next workout when life has you feeling like eating donuts instead. He also takes a full body ice bath (a couple of shots make the trailer), which is another one of those I'm-more-dedicated-than-you moments. All in all, it's one of those movies that reminds you that you could be training harder. Get after it!


Shute said...

You gonna make the weight?

Louden said...

I don't know. I hope so.

bob banks said...

This is the second time in a week that you've provided me with rainy day entertainment. The Tour Divide flick was not very good, but way better than this, which I thought was unwatchable and with the first 15 minutes had sped up to the "making the weight", which is most definitely pretty rad.

I've got pretty much zero interest in MMA-type fighting and the people that do it and are fans of it and this movie is a pretty good testimony as to why I feel that way.

Josh said...

what Bob said.

L.Z. Dude said...

I'm just going to agree with Bob and Josh on principle and not watch the movie. Can you provide a link to the "making weight" part on YouTube or somewhere else so I can check it out.
~Lazy Dude