How to get to Peak Condition

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  1. ObsceneJester

    ObsceneJester Banned Banned

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    I know this is probaly a huge topic brought up a ton (tho I haven't found it)

    My question is how can I get into Peak Condition.. I'm a 20 year old male have puge (due to drinking to much)

    I would like to become well rounded (Arms, shoulders, chest, abs, legs w/e the hell you can think of) for competition.. was watching the UFC and it just inspired the hell out of me to do this and I was wondering what is and how I can achieve this

    If someone could break down meals, exercises ectera ectera ectera.. I would like to achieve something like this in 3 months (tho I won't stop if I don't).. I just want to become dedicated to this and I want this so badly.. and I was wondering as far as things I can do by myself (exercising and getting in shape before I contact or go to someone to train for MMA)

    Again I want to say thanks Sherdog for the help and alot of ya'll have been a big inspiration and I just want to start this

    Thanks Sherdog
     
  2. Vilo Magee

    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    My advice would be first to get your diet and nutrition in check then a sleepingschedule in tact.
    Next start running every morning.
    Use bodyweight exercises to build up your strength a little bit.
    For example run 1-2 miles every mornin before breakfast
    then have cup of coffe wait 30 minutes then eat a bowl of oatmeal
    then let food difest a little bit then do some pushups, burpes, chinups, situps and maybe some mediceine ball work
    Then eat a light snack of jerky, fruit, veggies, granola or whatever
    For lunch eat some chicken leafy greans maybe an apple or banana
    then when you get home hit up an aerobics workout like something on tape by one of the many out there then do a little bodyweight exercise then eat a snack of fruit, salad or whatever
    then dinner of lean meat leafy greans fruit
    then i like to unwind with a nice yoga or pilates workout.
    this will not get you into fighting shapoe but it will help you lose weight
    Also if i nknew your stats it would help a littl emore
    Also set up a food and exercise journal and sleep journal so you can keep track of your progress.
     
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    ObsceneJester Banned Banned

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    So I would do this Mon-Sunday? I was planning on putting weights in there (Bench, Squat and Deadlift as core.. then things like farms walk and ectera ectera ectera in some of those days) Or should I lose the body weight before I continue into weight training

    Stats? The only thing I can think of is .. my hieght is 5'8".. I weigh 162lbs.. that's about all I can think of..

    Again thanks for taking the time
     
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    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    Well i personally would try to thin down first to see what you are working with but I guess you could do some weight training but it may discourage you as you might see an increase in your weight this wouldnt be fat but it may have a mental effect like oh man all this dieting ad I am gaining weight type of thing.
    Also you can take sunday off if you like. I would still run on sunday but maybe make it more of a relaxing jog and maybe half the distance of what you normally do.
    Also make sure you get enough water it will aid in the weight loss.
    anyways good luck
     
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    ObsceneJester Banned Banned

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    With the whole jogging running thing.. could Intervel Training like Guerilla Workout and other intervel workouts work for me instead of jogging 1-2 everyday?

    Also would it be beneficial to do weight training while I have some puge on me?
     
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    Vilo Magee Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    I think you will do fine just running and building up with bodyweight exercises. Do this until you get to a certain level then if you feel youneed to change it up.
     
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    You might as well just contact the guy in charge of your MMA training that you plan on doing...it's a hell of a workout. I know that I wouldn't have signed up for BJJ if I had waited to get into better shape but that's just me.

    Anyway, diet is key. Healthy diet will help you a ton. Try to take out as many refined sugars as you can (like candy bars or ice cream). Get a lot of rest. Don't overtrain. Jogging will be your freind, especially for MMA.
     
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    What I find is important is making sure I have the energy to do the kinds of things that Boomstick is talking about. As he said, sleep and diet is the start of any training. You need the rest and the fuel to be able to perform and to see any kind of results.

    The exercises that you pick at first are not as important as the fact that you are doing them. If you enjoy skipping rope, find a routine with that for yourself. If you like running, run. If you like swimming... It doesn't really matter what you're doing as long as it's something that will work up a sweat and start building up the heart and lungs. More structured things for different specific training can come later, but again as Boomstick said, you need that solid base.

    For weight training, I would definitely do it if you have the energy. For me, I love that feeling of fatigue or "pump" in the muscle, and it motivates me to do other things. The weight training will help in a lot of ways, but as Boomstick said, don't look at your weight as a measure of fitness, especially if you're doing weight training.

    Really, the best advice you can get is to setup a diet with the right kinds of carbs (wheat and the such. Things lower on the glycemic index will make you fuller for longer. Fruits provide good energy as well.) and lots of protein especially if you're weight training. For the activities, this and the other forums are full of things you can do. Just find what feels right for you and set goals and make gains.

    In the end, good luck getting everything figured out.
     
  9. Antwjuan Hayes

    Antwjuan Hayes Orange Belt Professional Fighter

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    Agreed b/c i treid putting on muscle and dropping wait...didn't happen
    so i foregoed(is this a word) the waits trained alot and did calisthenics(body weight exerscise)
    and went from 379 to 315 in under a year and now b/c of my diet and eating regime the weight drop is greater and i have more muscle mass not a huge amount but enough for fighting. you don't have to look like hulk hogan to be champ look a fedor
     
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    Brendon Katz Brown Belt Professional Fighter

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    you need to strengthen ur tendons and ligaments as well before you hit the weights or you will hurt yourself. even pro athletes have conditioning routines they follow for about 8 weeks if they are coming back from a layoff.

    you will probably get better results from the weights , but you need to get up to doing weights first without injuring yourself. boomsticks advice is solid , just dont overtrain. if you feel stiff or tired just run , dont do the body weight stuff. your body will adapt and after less than 3 months (and some results) you will be ready to start doing weights.

    diet (open to correction) :

    b/f : 3 x eggs , half a cup raw oats. (<--cook the oats , that is just a measurement)
    lunch 1 : 1 can tuna, 1/4 cup brown rice (<-- cook the rice ^ ) , green leafy veggies
    lunch 2: as above (with chicken or beef or tuna)
    dinner : 2 potatoes , 170g chicken breast or turkey , green leafy veggies.
     
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    Would this be ok to do interval training instead of jogging like a mile everyday? DO this about 3 x's a week
     
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