Sport Specific work capacity

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Remmy, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Remmy

    Remmy Yellow Belt

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    Is there a way to increase ones ability to recover from kickboxing,bjj,wrestling classes while not specifically training for them?

    The reason for the weird question is that I am not in a position to start training mma but I will be in about three months. Is there anything that I can do now to be able to recover sufficiently to attend all the classes that are on offer each week from the get go? I strength train 3/week and do lsd cardio 3/week currently. Would being in a position that I progressed to doing lsd cardio every day for an hour and training 5/week leave me in a better position to recover from the classes?

    For reference the classes in the gym are from 6pm through to 9pm on weekdays and other stuff on weekends. I have taken mma classes before but this is the first time that I have been in a position to train regularly . I know it is a long road to being competent in standup and the ground game but I want to get the best bang for my buck when I do get the membership.

    Thanks in advance for the advice .

    Ps. this is my first post on the strength section on sherdog but I have been lurking for a while. It is a great forum.
     
  2. selfcritical

    selfcritical Brown Belt

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    Short answer: Go to 8weeksout.com

    Read the articles, consider buying the book.
     
  3. selfcritical

    selfcritical Brown Belt

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    Also, read the conditioning FAQ.
     
  4. bowlie

    bowlie Purple Belt

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    increasing recovery is something i have been trying to do. Seems to me gradually adding in skill sessions works best. As for the sessions themselves, do some light intensity cardio
     
  5. RedNeckJiuJitsu

    RedNeckJiuJitsu Black Belt

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    LSD will help you ability to recover PWO, as it will increase the amount of blood your heart can pump each time.
    That being said, if you're already lifting and doing cardio 3x a week each, you're in a pretty good starting spot already.
     
  6. SunNovaGun

    SunNovaGun Blue Belt

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    Fixed.
     
  7. bowlie

    bowlie Purple Belt

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    no you ruined it.... he was already right
     
  8. Remmy

    Remmy Yellow Belt

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    Thank you for the reply. I have read a lot of Joels posts on here and they have given me great info on the importance of energy systems work. I'll probablly end up buying his book.Thanks again.
     
  9. Remmy

    Remmy Yellow Belt

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    Thank you for that. I know that there is no replacement for just getting in there and doing it but I just want to leave myself in the best position for success. What I might do is keep the format that I have but gradually lenghten my lsd sessions.Each one is around 40 mins so I might try slowly building them up to an hour and a half or thereabouts.

    I'm going to read the conditioning faq again. Thank you for the replies everyone.
     
  10. SunNovaGun

    SunNovaGun Blue Belt

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    You're wrong as well. Improved ventricular stroke volume just makes your heart have to work less, improved mitochondrial size/number helps your body clear more blood lactate and other harmful by products of intense exertion which in turn stresses your body less and allows you to recover more quickly.
     
  11. RedNeckJiuJitsu

    RedNeckJiuJitsu Black Belt

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    The full answer is a combination of yours and mine.
     

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