I realize this could have went in either this or the Grappling forum. If it needs to be moved, move it.
So I (stupidly) took some time off from MMA, but now I'm back at my old gym training every day. However, I feel like I have a LOT of ground to make up for the lost time. I noticed yesterday that a couple of the guys were doubling up and sometimes tripling up classes (Kickboxing, then Gi jitz, then No-gi) one right after the other. When I trained a couple years ago, I did the same thing, but always felt that certain important details didn't "click" properly. Since I have been back training, I have been doing either only one class per day (for now until I get my conditioning back), or waiting an hour until the later class starts. In all this, however, I have been really focusing on fundamentals, and drilling the concepts and techniques I learn that day in the break between or when I'm at home so that they really stay solidified and I can resort to them without thinking about it. It seems as if the techniques and information acquired is "clicking" a lot better. To me, it always used to be about getting as many classes in as possible but in retrospect, that was almost counter-productive as many of the little fundamental techniques that are so crucial to an effective game got lost while processing such a vast amount of information. Not to mention that, as the hours go on and you are exerting yourself, most people stop retaining information as explicitly.
Just wanted to get your thoughts on it. Do you find multiple classes back-to-back to be as effective as either just one per day, or at least a break of some kind in between the classes?
Any other tips you might have that can help me get me back to fighting form as quickly and efficiently as possible are always welcome. I'm busting my ass every day, but I'm not getting any younger.