Dave Jansen Uses Isolation Tank To Train
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.13.2013
An unusual method...
Dave Jansen (19-2 MMA, 5-0 BFC) revealed to MMA Junkie that he uses an isolation tank in order to train. He will fight Marcin Held at Bellator 93 in the finals of the season 7 lightweight tournament. That takes place on March 21 at Bellator 93 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine. The main card airs on Spike TV after preliminary fights on Spike.com.
On access to the tanks: "They're a couple blocks from my house. It has four tanks right now, and they're building two more. It's really helpful at relieving muscle soreness."
On how they help: "I think the main thing is helping me quiet that internal dialogue. I'm working on being present and not dwelling about the future. I think it's unhealthy to focus on my fight all the time, because when the fight happens, it's going to happen."
On his strategy for Held: "If he's got me, I've got to react and not just try to punch my way out of it. But there are situations where if I just get my knee three or four inches one direction to the mat, I know I'm safe. If I can start hitting, that's what I'll do. I think I'll be good on my feet, and I'm just going to try to punch him repeatedly and do as much damage as I can."