“I am a very goal-driven person. I even put my goals in writing and create a plan of who, what, when, where, and how I will achieve them. As a fighter, I know my goal. I do not know the when or where just yet but I know what I have to do and how I have to do it to get there.”
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5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT AMBERLYNN ORR
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY OF TRAINING LIKE?
Off season, when I am not training for a specific fight or competition, I like to start my day off with a run or a bike ride. I follow up with some cardio and light weights. I really enjoy getting my heart rate up using some of the old school video tapes because the workouts are killer. Then afterwards, I go run some errands then end the night with jits and MMA. During fight camp everything is a lot more intense and structured, more drawn out, and am more in a routine with specific things for specific days. I still do 2 a days but sometimes push to 3 a days and hit it a lot harder.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU AS A FIGHTER
I had my first fight and didn’t know what in the world I was doing but had people who believed in me. In the beginning, I guess I was driven to make those people proud, and of course, I still want to do that but…. now days, I guess I am more motivated by the perfectionist in me. I want to grow as a martial artist and be the best I can be. I used to not know why I fought, I just did. But now, I know I truly want to be THE BEST and I strive for it every day. Sometimes my biggest weakness in the gym is the fact that I try to be a perfectionist but I’m a constant work in progress and I’m nowhere near finished.
WHAT GOT YOU INTO MARTIAL ARTS?
When I got into MMA I did it for fitness. I was managing a gym and a fellow coworker was telling me about an MMA gym he went to. He convinced me to try it to get a different kind of workout and I was hooked. I didn’t grown up wanting to be a fighter and even when I started MMA, I really didn’t know about the fighting aspect. I was drawn in by the constant evolution of the workouts and fighters around me.