Too much working out? Or nay?

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  1. Brooklyn BJJ

    Brooklyn BJJ CW Platinum Member

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    I'm very fit with tons of cardio and not getting enough work out from my regular schedule.

    My new schedule some times consists of:

    1.5 hours thai boxing
    30 minutes rest
    1.5 hours No-GI BJJ
    1.5 hour rest
    Weights + 45 minutes of bag work

    Starting at around 6PM until 1AM...~ is this too much?
     
  2. knoxpk

    knoxpk Black Belt

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    You dont feel overtrained? How do you feel rolling after doing kickboxing?
    I think only you can answer that question. If you are not feeling ill effects I think it is fine but most would advise that you break that up a bit.
     
  3. Brooklyn BJJ

    Brooklyn BJJ CW Platinum Member

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    I feel good... 30 minutes is alot to rest. I just don't think its healthy for some reason.
     
  4. knoxpk

    knoxpk Black Belt

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    Well if you feel good I dont see why you should stop. If anything your cardio level and overall fitness will belight years ahead of everyone else.

    Some signs of overtraining include fatgiue, cold or flu like symptoms, achy joints etc...

    If you start getting some of those nagging symptoms then you know to back away.

    your body will tell you if you can keep this up.
     
  5. alaskajitsu

    alaskajitsu White Belt

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    just listen to your body i guess.

    my instructor kept telling our team to not overtrain when we were training for the panams. my schedule for 2 months looked like this.
    m-f - 1.5 hrs bjj at noon, 2 hrs bjj at 6pm
    m-w-f - after bjj id do 30 minutes of running + 15 minutes of wind sprints + 30 minutes of isolated weight training for muscle endurance
    saturdays - 4 hours of bjj/judo

    stayed pretty healthy throughout the 2 months, but got sick 2 weeks before the competition :p
     
  6. tbonejackson

    tbonejackson White Belt

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    It would also be important to consider how many days per week you are doing this.

    tbone
     
  7. UrbanSavage**

    UrbanSavage** Pepe Silvia

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    Eating something inbetween training helps.
     
  8. Brooklyn BJJ

    Brooklyn BJJ CW Platinum Member

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    Thanks guys.
     
  9. JDV5811

    JDV5811 Purple Belt

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    i would say your doing a bit too much cardio and are going to lose alot of muscle mass by doing so. hit the weights at least 2 times a week or more. but make sure your getting at least6-8 hours of sleep.
     
  10. Chinaboxer

    Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    nutrition and tons of sleep...or else it will all catch up to you.
     
  11. Rowan11088

    Rowan11088 Purple Belt

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    I wouldn't do all that in such a short amount of time. There are plenty of hours in the day to get that amount of work in without overtraining, but doing it all at once is going to mean, at best, slower gains, and at worst something more serious. If you could move the weights and bag work to the morning or afternoon, or something like that, you'll be better off.
     
  12. mikey5time

    mikey5time Yellow Belt

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    Do people open these threads to brag about how hard they work out?

    When do you work?
     
  13. BJJ in Chicago

    BJJ in Chicago Livin' la vida bomba

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    this seems like an oxymoron, but good dedicated none the less.
     

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