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  1. greenarrow

    greenarrow White Belt

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    Hey guys. I usually go to judo 3x a week and lift weights on the 2 alternate days and then do 1 day of cardio and one rest day. But now I'm looking to do some cross training in BJJ so I was going to start with one BJJ class a week but keep the judo at 3x a week. Something like Monday BJJ, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday Judo. I'm just wondering how often you guys lift weights and do cardio when you're training 4 and 5 times a week? Do you do it on the same days as class or do you try to alternate? When you guys get up to 5x a week do you still do cardio or are the class workouts enough? Thanks
     
  2. ijustwannasurf

    ijustwannasurf Brown Belt

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    There is no problem with two-a-days, if you're body is feeling up to it. Start slow, make sure you eat well after your first workout, nap if you can- that's my program.
     
  3. peytonlucy

    peytonlucy Silver Belt

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    Does eating twinkies on the couch count as training if the kitchen is far down the hall?
     
  4. adoniscomplex

    adoniscomplex Orange Belt

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    this semester ill be lifting sunday monday wednesday and doing bjj tues thurs friday and maybe saturday if im feeling super motivated
     
  5. calvus

    calvus Getting Crunk

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    I like to do 2 workouts a day if my schedule permits. But for the evening workout to be successful, I need 10-12 hours between workouts. So I'll lift or run early in the morning & then BJJ at night. My goal is to get 4 days of BJJ per week.

    For weights, I'm doing Wendler's 5/3/1, 4 days a week. I'm running 2 days a week & taking 1 day off. I have 2 kids, work, etc. so I can't stick to the schedule perfectly, but here's my target:

    Mon AM weights (SOHP), PM BJJ
    Tue AM Run, PM BJJ
    Wed AM Weights (Deadlift), PM BJJ
    Thu AM Weights (Bench), PM BJJ
    Fri AM Run
    Sat AM Weights (Squat)
     
  6. mtruitt76

    mtruitt76 Purple Belt

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    I am currently training BJJ 8 times a week and lift weight 2 times a week. Since our gym schedule has changed a little bit I am going to add 2 days of week on conditioning also and see how that goes.
     
  7. Russo93

    Russo93 Yellow Belt

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    I train BJJ Monday morning, then cardio at night.
    Weight train Tuesday afternoon, BJJ at night.
    BJJ Wednesday morning, cardio in afternoon. Then BJJ again later that night.
    Weight Train Thursday afternoon, BJJ at night.
    Cardio Friday afternoon, BJJ every other week on this day.
    Weight train Saturday afternoon.
    BJJ Sunday afternoon. Then eat and no other activities the rest of this day.

    All together Cardio 3x a week and weight training 3x a week. BJJ 6-7 times per week.
     
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    silvasurfer5253 Purple Belt

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    :icon_cheeYeah, but you're going to have to eat like a box of twinkies to really make it worth while
     
  9. Sayian

    Sayian Blue Belt

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    i lift three times a week. monday wednesday and friday
    i do bjj 4 times a week, monday to thursday

    i lift in afternoon and train in the eveining... as long as you take like an hour or two nap in between you will be fresh when it comes time to roll
     
  10. Bullheaded

    Bullheaded Green Belt

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    I usually train 2 or 3 times a week bjj. Lift weights once and run once a week. Can't really do much more. I'd swim and roll more if I could.
     
  11. keylocke

    keylocke Orange Belt

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    Wow, some of you guys are nuts. I train BJJ 3-4 times a week, weight train twice a week. Yoga once a week. I couldn't imagine training BJJ 7-8 times a week! I don't do any training on Sundays.
     
  12. 879lexus

    879lexus Blue Belt

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    BJJ - 4x a week
    no conditioning yet and will have to start lifting 1x a week. And try to hit cardio 7x a week. This is my goal..
     
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    Rws177die Yellow Belt

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    I shoot for at least three days a week of trainning BJJ.
     
  14. lethalazn

    lethalazn Purple Belt

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    this semester...once a week

    ****ing grad school -_-...i'm going to try for two though
     
  15. curb1850

    curb1850 Green Belt

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    I train 6 times a week, sometimes 5. I try and lift 3 times a week. Works good for me, I tend to really sleep well on the weekends.
     
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    keylocke Orange Belt

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    Too all the people who train more than once a day, how do you have the energy!
     
  17. Butler

    Butler Orange Belt

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    To the guys that lift weights 2-3-4 times a week and train BJJ a similar amount at similar times: don't your muscles feel worked/tired in BJJ class?

    Either you're lifting wrong (i.e. not doing enough damage to the muscles fibres) or just not sparring in BJJ class.
     
  18. korleone1911

    korleone1911 Blue Belt

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    In all, anywhere between 9 - 13 sessions / week

    BJJ: 5 - 7 sessions a week; 2 no-gi (M and W nights), 3 - 5 gi (M and W morning & T and F night) Sat is open gym so whatever I feel like I need to work on... usually no-gi

    Muay Thai: 3 sessions a week; M and W nights, Sat

    Conditioning: 1 - 3 sessions a week (T and TH mornings on my own with weight training and conditioning routines) (Sat conditioning class similar to "crossfit")
     
  19. ijustwannasurf

    ijustwannasurf Brown Belt

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    Good food, plenty of sleep, precise social life
     
  20. gtsbjj12**

    gtsbjj12** White Belt

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    I train bjj about 5-6 times per week, 1.5-2.5 hours a day. I also lift weights 5 days a week+cardio training about 3 times per week.
     

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