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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by snakeryu, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. snakeryu White Belt

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    I just now changed my routine.

    Monday - (Morning /Circuit training) and (afternoon/ heavy weight lifting) the 5 sets x of 5 reps full body but with longer rest period between sets. the circuit last about 20 min.

    tuesday - mma practice

    wednesday - repeat monday activity

    thursday - practice

    friday - repeat monday

    saturday practice

    sunday - nothing

    is this too much or is alright?
     
  2. ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    I think it depends entirely on your level. Not something we can answer for you without a lot more info
     
  3. snakeryu White Belt

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    good point. I figured i change it up that way is because i got enough energy and never get sore anymore. Just really want to know if i'm not the only one doing something like this. I wonder if it would effect my strength increase?
     
  4. ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    Best advice I would say is, if you feel like you can handle it then try it. If you start feeling drained and overtrained, back off.
     
  5. dvermillion15 Purple Belt

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    Listen to ronin0352. That is honestly the best advice we can give you without more information.
     
  6. andrewbc Purple Belt

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    sleep and eat well, i follow a similar schedule, you should be alright
     
  7. Grey_Steel White Belt

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    5X5 is a fairly heavy program and will require adequate rest and recovery. It is also a strength building routine. I would suggest hitting the weights "first" and doing the cardio or circuit training later. This way you can be rested enough to push all the weight you can and your lifts won't suffer from the earlier training..
     
  8. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    Depends on what you are doing. With a 5x5 routine, I would pass on the circuit training.

    If you want to work on conditioning in the morning, do something other than weights.
     
  9. Drew Vanni Amateur Fighter

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    I only train twice a day a couple days a week.

    If you don't have a fight or anything coming up soon, focus on your technique, save your body.

    5 sets of 5 is good, but I've received many opinions that weightlifting for MMA should be be more reps less weight, for muscle endurance more than bodybuilding.

    Your schedule says dedication, keep it up
     
  10. Grey_Steel White Belt

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    I would focus more on the lighter weight more rep routine also, as already mentioned by the previous poster. However you also need some strength at times so working on strength can be thrown in on occasion. There is a routine called "Heavy/light" that is an old time routine that combines 2 sets of moderate to heavy weight to gain strength and a last set of a lighter weight to build endurance and hypertrophy. rest time is critical at no more than 1 minute between sets. it isn't a drop set, the routine is a little more specific than that. If I can find it in my files I'll post it.

    My personal opinion on strength training for MMA is using a sandbag. You can make it as heavy as you want and the movements you would be working are more functionally related to fighting.

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    I didn't realize that by circuit training you were referring to using weights/machines. I wouldn't weight train twice per day...especially doing 5X5.
     
  11. Technomad White Belt

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    no your routine looks fine. An athletes body can really take a far ammount of training as long as you build up to it, and back it up with proper rest, nuitrition and supplementation
     
  12. Technomad White Belt

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    double post
     
  13. SodaPopinski56 Blue Belt

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    I do two-a-days and I don't think it's too much.

    Just make sure you get your rest.
     
  14. JinKazama Silver Belt

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    u tired?
     
  15. nyne Orange Belt

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    Due to my schedule I usually do weights around mid-day and bjj/cardio/boxing in the evenings and use saturday as a training day (the first half of the day). I try to rest / stretch on sunday. Abs daily. Circuit for most of my weight training.

    I personally like training in circuit. Right on
     
  16. Brad Morris Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    No, I do not think training twice a day is too much. In fact training three times per day can be beneficial if done wisely. What will have the greatest impact on your training and its effectiveness is your level of intensity and the amount of time you spend training per session.

    Also I would like to clarify that I think training to increase strength via heavy resistance training (weights) and combining that with intense conditioning and mma training is not a smart option. The stress that places on the body cannot be sustained for long. Heavy weight training with a view to improving strength requires adequate rest post training. Adding intense conditioning on top strength training will severely limit the intensity of the conditioning sessions and mma training sessions.

    I honestly believe that breaking your training into a strength phase and a conditioning phase both of which lasting around 6 to 8 weeks will yield better results, rather than trying to do everything at once.
     
  17. I usually train 2 hours at wrestling practice from 9am to 11am then go to the gym at 5:00 and stay there until 6:00 and do conditioning and circuit training. I have went from weighing 125 pounds to making the 135 pound weight class for wrestling without any loss an conditioning and i went from benching 170 to benching 205 in about 3 weeks. But im sure workouts vary per person.
     
  18. Machete Juarez Blue Belt Professional Fighter

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    sometimes i train three times a day. just pace yourself and listen to your body.
     
  19. lots of clean food and a nap in between your sessions will take you as far as you need to go.
     
  20. MandaChuva White Belt

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    When you double up the training you should really eat or consider supplements.
    And also you shouldnt continue more then couple of weeks max depending on your lvl and goal..
     

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