Staying in Shape Profile: Steve EldridgeInstagram: @seldridge19mma Category: Staying in Shape Do you use a trainer? No
What Motivated You To Begin Training?
I started training mixed martial arts the week before I graduated high school because I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life at that point. After training for 3 months I instantly fell in love with jiu-jitsu and quickly picked up kickboxing. I have perused other martial arts but nothing compares to the aspect of MMA.
Tell us a little about your training philosophy:
I want to be the best in my weight class and strive to make myself as confident as possible against each opponent. I make due with what I have and I keep my mind on a steady track because fighting is 90% mental and 10% physical for me. Not to say that fighting isn’t physical but I trust in my skills that I have acquired over the years. I am always improving and that will never stop. A clear mind set on a track will prosper through what ever obstacles you will come to.
Tell us a little bit about your diet philosophy:
My diet is always changing depending on what I want to do in a training camp. I do not kill myself with the thoughts of oh I shouldn’t have eaten that or is it going to push me back. I don’t eat horrible because I have my mind set on the prize but I know if I eat bad I will just have to bust my ass even harder when I hit the gym.
Please tell us about your competitive history and placings (if applicable):
My MMA record is 3-4 . 1 submission (26 secs ) , 1 KO (17 secs) and recently I obtained my TKO victory to place myself in the finals for the Maple City Cage fighting 155 lb title. I also have 3 silver medals in grappling all in the intermediate skill level and also a 2nd place AMMA (amateur mixed martial arts ) in the 185lb division. I am also on the road to earning my blue belt in jiu-jitsu.
How Many Years have You Competed?
Tell us about some of your short and long term goals:
Obtain an mma amateur title . Defend it then turn pro
Who do you look to for motivation and why?
I look for motivation by looking through my past and what I have been through and overcome. My son motivates me to keep myself going and I will never stop because I know he is my prodigy and I have to set the example for what a Man is.
What is the number one piece of advice that you would give someone that looks to you for inspiration?
Never let it die. May it be your dreams or short term goals. Only you can achieve what you want for yourself. You could have a million trainers to push you but it doesn’t mean anything unless your will to get up and push yourself. Your mind is your strongest weapon in your arsenal so never let it stay in its holster.