“Your mind is your most powerful tool. You must believe in yourself in order to accomplish anything in life. I believe I will be a world champion someday, and I won’t stop until I do.”
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5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT KELLY MCGILL
WHAT IS A TYPICAL DAY OF TRAINING LIKE?
A typical day of training for me is waking up at about 8:30am. I usually start by making myself some breakfast, then head to either Full Force Personal Training for my strength & conditioning or to Oakdale MMA for morning kickboxing (depending on the day of the week). Both morning practices last an hour. After that I head home and make lunch and then go on a bike ride. Bike rides really help clear my head while also building my cardio up. Once I finish my bike ride, I relax for a couple hours before heading back to Oakdale MMA for my sparring, mitt work, cardio conditioning, bag work, jiu jitsu, and mental training. I am at the Academy for 3 hours every night. By the time I get home it’s almost 10pm so I finish up by eating dinner and preparing to do it all again the next day.
WHAT GOT YOU INTO MARTIAL ARTS?
I got into martial arts by being my competitive self. Hahaha. One day my dad was watching a WEC event and I happened to be walking by the TV and it caught my attention. I jokingly said to my dad “I could totally do that” and he laughed at me and said “Their is no way you could.” I was super girlie and soft at the time, but it really bothered me that he didn’t believe that I could. I constantly asked him to sign me up for a jiu jitsu class and he would just laugh. After about a year of begging I started my first jiu jitsu class at 15 years old and fell in love. After about 6 months of jiu jitsu only I transferred gyms and started doing kickboxing as well. I had my first fight at 17 and fell in even more love with the port and have never looked back since.