how do you go about planning your workout?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Gavin LeFever, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. planning a workout is a huge deal when you don't want to let any body part lag behind. im trying to plan a workout now that i might be getting a good deal at a gym.

    i want to hit the whole body and get in reasonable shape before i set foot in a mma training mat--which is my goal in the upcomming months.

    being honest, i dont do too much when i dont have gym access so around the house when im not working full day shifts (waiting tables for cash for college) but i do routine push-ups, crunches (hate them..sigh) and some dumbell work since i have them. curls, extentions, and some light shoulder work.

    if im getting gym access again i want to throw a full body routine together so im in good condition and not making an ass out of myself when i try to finally get myself into mma.

    but planning a full body routine is kinda overwhelming. i'd like to try to keep it 2 hours a day, 5-6 days a week.

    how do you do it?
     
  2. Todd Gack

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    I don't really think it terms of body parts, I focus more on lifts like the deadlift, snatch and OHP. 2 hours, 5-6 days a week seems like a bit too much though!
     
  3. 2 hrs seems like a ton of time but i do everything slow and on form. i'd rather fail early than bust out shitty sets. once i fail good form sometimes i throw some cheating reps in there if i've just upped the eight or something.

    cheating > stopping completely IMO.

    but when you're going for form and slow (not including explosion movements) and lots of reps/sets, every lift takes so much longer.
     
  4. Todd Gack

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    Don't worry about cheating too much! There's good cheating and bad cheating in my book!
     
  5. CarnalSalvation

    CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    Man, did somebody smack you in the head with a pipe or something?

    I know fucking retards with better lifting ideas than yours. Seriously, there are retard powerlifting teams.
     
  6. Todd Gack

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    Who? Me?
     
  7. PariahCarey

    PariahCarey Purple Belt

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    All 6 day a week 2 hours a day training programs look great on paper until you actually start doing them with any intensity. For me adding and exploring movements slowly over time has kept my training going. This is also about learning about your body and exercise and what works for you and what you want to do, to throw a whole bunch of generalities into one sentence. Leave lots of room for learning and readjusting.

    Your going to feel out of place anyway if you never trained MMA before so get in there and use that to get into shape.

    Learn how to train when you can't make it to the gym. Lots of info around here that helped me...i've been doing sandbag work (squats and such) when i miss the gym and i do them in my studio apartment, am done in about 40 minutes, and can do them listening to Megadeth, while watching the Yankee game, while smoking up sometimes...no travel time, no people hassling me!

    Stop planning. Just do something and build from there. Like MMA training is an evolution. Start with the basics...
     
  8. Todd Gack

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    Good point! I find that most of the guys who lift big numbers don't spend too much time over-planning!!
     
  9. my big toe

    my big toe Yellow Belt

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    I agree with PariahCarry, just jump in and start, it
     
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    joe broadway Unbeatable

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    i dont think you should be lifting without your "helper"
     

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