TRAINING & LIFESTYLE
Byamba spent five years in Japanese professional sumo. He is one of the very few foreigners ever who joined the elite ranks, and is familiar with all aspects of the Grand Sumo lifestyle.
Unlike most sports, Grand Sumo (pro sumo) in Japan is year-round. There is no off-season. Pro sumo wrestlers follow the same routine throughout the entire year.
Byamba would wake up by 5 AM daily, and begin training on an empty stomach. Practice would continue all morning long, including stretching, calisthenics, warm-up exercises, matches, hitting practice, and various specialized drills.
The first of two daily meals is lunch, followed by an afternoon nap. Byamba's master, Shibatayama Oyakata (Grand Champion Onokuni) often singled Byamba out for additional training, and Byamba spent most afternoons doing solitary practice, strengthening exercises, weight training, and more.
After the second big meal in the evening, sumo wrestlers generally sleep early, in preparation for the early morning regimen.
Byamba spent five years living in this manner, developing a phenomenal physique and superb conditioning. Even though Byamba's training now is a little different, he still keeps in perfect shape with regular training. He maintains:
- exceptional strength -- intense weight lifting sessions
- astounding flexibility -- he does a full leg split with his face on the floor
- remarkable balance -- slow leg lifts, balancing on the other leg
- tremendous stamina -- he still can train for hours on end with no break
- surprising speed -- his sprint speed is on par with football linemen
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