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  1. Stewart Kwong

    Stewart Kwong Yellow Belt Professional Fighter

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    i was wondering how many days a week do you lift weights for each body part? i usually lift weights 4x a week. 2x for each body part but i plan on getting ready for a fight soon and don't think i can handle all the mma training, cardio, and weights along with the 8 hour a day job. i'm thinking of just going to 2x a week on weights working out every body part only once a week but am a bit paranoid i will end up losing muscle. i ve read alot of people say that they only exercise every body part once a week and are still ripped ( i think frank shamrock even said this) but i was just checkin to hear from everyone else their experience or thoughts on the subject. thx in advance.
     
  2. Fedorable

    Fedorable Continues without supporting Sherdog.

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    I lift weights every other day, here is what I specifically do so I don't lose muscle mass:

    Monday: nothing
    Wednesday: even less
    Friday: not much
    Sunday: watch porn

    Do some cardio if you want to be ripped.
     
  3. Pale1

    Pale1 Blue Belt

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    I work my each body part out 1.5 times(5 day rotation).
     
  4. Mav3rick

    Mav3rick White Belt Professional Fighter

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    You shouldn't lose much muscle mass from a 2 day a week program, that's what I'm currently doing. As long as the intensity is high enough you will maintain what you have already worked to build.
     
  5. rEmY

    rEmY Needs to eat more

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    i lift 3 days a week with some light GPP/cardio in between.
     
  6. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    don't worry too much about those things as long as you are making progress and you aren't overtraning. I once did 3 fullbody workouts.
     
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    joe broadway Unbeatable

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    since i box and grapple (at least ) 4 days per week i find it very difficult to go and lift weights more than twice per week. it is not that i dont have time it is just the fact that i am physically too tired to benefit from another day of weights. what i do when i get to the weight room is work every muscle that is not sore once and in some cases twice, so basically i do a 2 day full body. also i do a different scheme of exercises each time i lift. i am just trying not to overtrain while building a strong anerobic and aerobic body
     
  8. wenispinkle

    wenispinkle Skankin' It Easy...

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    i work full body 3-4 times a week with conditioning in between. tell me im overtraining, i dont care
     
  9. LCDforMe

    LCDforMe Purple Belt

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    I go like so:

    Monday: Upper Body Weights
    Tuesday: BJJ (cardio) and/or Swimming
    Wednesday: Lower Body Weights
    Thursday: BJJ (cardio) and/or Swimming
    Friday: Upper Body Weights
    Saturday: BJJ (cardio) and/or Swimming
    Sunday: Rest. Maybe a game or two of basketball for some fun.
     
  10. Hybrid_Killer

    Hybrid_Killer Orange Belt

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    Sunday: Rugby
    Monday: Igo Ryu Jiujitsu
    Tuesday: Squat day
    Wednesday: Igo Ryu Jiujitsu
    Thursday:Deadlift day/Igo Ryu Jiujitsu
    Friday: Igo Ryu Jiujitsu
    Saturday: Bench day.

    But yeah with rugby and jiujitsu I struggle to always make the 3 lifting sessions a week. Like someone said, I just feel to tired most of the time, lifting heavy takes a lot out of me.
     
  11. gothlink

    gothlink Blue Belt

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    I do weight training 2 times aweek
    on abs pecs biseps and shoulders
     
  12. Urban

    Urban Savage Mystic

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    good morning class, I beleive we have a prime example of a lightbulb (aka wheelchair athlete). Take notice: he has no leg work (wouldn't want them to get too bulky), no lower back work (I heard deadlifts wer bad for you), no upper back work (I can't do many pullups), and no triceps (actually, this is pretty unusual for most lightbulbs). he's strictly upper body. now as you all know, this barbody is all but wasting his time in the weight room... unless, that is, he has a really good reason (injury comes to mind) for training like this.
     
  13. RobT

    RobT Purple Belt

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    I can only lift twice a week, which sucks. Although I have holiday coming up so I'll be doing 4 times per week then.

    My usual schedule is;
    Mon - BJJ
    Tues - MMA
    Weds - Swimming
    Thurs - BJJ
    Fri - off
    Sat - Gym (squat or deadlift, abs & cardio) + bag work/grappling/more cardio
    Sun - BJJ & Gym (bench, grip & cardio)

    I'm also looking to sort out my sleeping habits so I can get up earlier in the mornings and do some form of tabata workouts.

    I'm thinking about trying to get on compressed hours at work so I can have every other Wednesday off to get to the gym.
     
  14. Julo

    Julo Orange Belt

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    but training legs just makes your upper body look proportionally smaller :icon_evil
     
  15. Lusst

    Lusst Red Belt

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    Wheelchair athlete...that's awesome!

    Personally, I do the big three (bench, squat, deadlift) once per week. I go heavy, and low reps, and its working fine for me. Making gains pretty much on a bi-weekly basis, and is friendly on my time schedule. On the off days, I run for distance (which hasnt been much lately).
     
  16. Madmick

    Madmick Freedom!!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    The heaviest I ever went and didn't totally break my body down was a 3-1-3-1 split where the 3 on days= 1 day Chest-Tri's + 1 day Legs & Lower Back + 1 Day Back-Bi's. The 1 was obviously my rest day.

    But that was more of a bodybuilder split and I was sleeping around 10 hours a day (8 at night and then a 2 hour nap after every lifting session).
     
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    Madmick Freedom!!! Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Oh wow you're a fucking puss.
     
  18. Lusst

    Lusst Red Belt

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    I called one of my buddies a wheelchair athlete today...he didnt appreciate it too much. :icon_lol:
     
  19. Mark Limbaga

    Mark Limbaga Amateur Fighter

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    I actually find it funny that many wheelchair athletes always want a "beach body" but don't realize you are going to be wearing shorts or trunks in the beach and havving skinny legs would make you look stupid. In fact, I have seen a guy who had a huge upper body but really skinny calves, he ACTUALLY LOOKED SICK!! I know we all want to train to look god and NOT TO LOOK LIKE YOU HAD A BATTLE WITH POLIO
     
  20. Urban

    Urban Savage Mystic

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    speak for yourself.
     

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