8 weeks enough time?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by JamesBJJ.**, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. JamesBJJ.**

    JamesBJJ.** Guest

    So yeah basically my cardio is shit, I have a tournament May25th.

    I plan on jogging 2x a week and doing the sprints that I got from Rsoo trainng website.



    Think this is enough time? Even if its not Im still going to fight lol.
     
  2. gza

    gza Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Messages:
    2,920
    Likes Received:
    0
    lol.
     
  3. Joe Funaro

    Joe Funaro Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    421
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Long Island,NY
    Is this an MMA fight or a BJJ competition?

    Anyways, 2 months is fine.
     
  4. spirez

    spirez Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,608
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    UK
    Ditch jogging unless you're training gor a long distance running event?

    4 x 800m would be more effective, they're 60% aerobic and 40% anaerobic so great for training both systems. Finish each one as fast as poss and then finish up with some 50m sprints.

    Throw in some minute drills to that replicate the length of your rounds, ie for a 3 minute round do 30 seconds each of:

    push-ups
    pull-ups
    burpees
    swings
    snatches
    double-unders on a rope

    Or any combination of exercises you choose.
     
  5. Graver

    Graver Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    515
    Likes Received:
    0
    buy a jump rope and use it often.
     
  6. JamesBJJ.**

    JamesBJJ.** Guest

    Thanks for the replys, I think Im going to mix in soem circut training, sprints, and regular old jogging.

    Oh and yeah its a BJJ tournament.
     
  7. Chris H

    Chris H Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,034
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    back in the Chicago area
    Sprint and medium distance running at high intensity is key. A regular old jog will not do nearly as much for you unless you're currently in terrible shape. Tabata burpess are always good. Also roll at a higher intensity while training. 8 weeks is more than enough time to get in shape for a BJJ comp.
     
  8. Vedic

    Vedic Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Messages:
    2,144
    Likes Received:
    0
    You have plenty of time for sprint work etc to be worked in. However nothing will get you in the cardio shape for the event, better than the event itself.
     
  9. Snake_p20

    Snake_p20 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    0
    8 weeks is plenty of time to get in shape. However if your in poor shape it may end being a hard working 8 weeks to get in good shape by the tourny. doing some sparring BJJ work will be one of the best ways to be ready.
     
  10. JamesBJJ.**

    JamesBJJ.** Guest

    Yeah, sparring is great I plan on getting more in.
     
  11. jdm_boy

    jdm_boy Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    Messages:
    7,360
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    8 weeks is more than enough time.
     
  12. NutFlea

    NutFlea Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    2
    No jogging. HIIT and running repeats on stairs/hills. You can track your progess each week by doing this treadmill run I read about from Bas Rutten:

    5 minutes at level 5 (12 min/mile pace), followed by
    5 minutes at level 6, followed by
    5 minutes at level 7, followed by
    5 minutes at level 8, followed by
    5 minutes at level 9, followed by
    5 minutes at level 10 (6 min/mile pace)
    no rest in between each.

    If you do 30 minutes of intervals one day each week + hills/stairs another day, plus this treadmill workout, you'll improve immensely and fast.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.