Weights,,,but what weights?

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by iok786, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. iok786

    iok786 White Belt

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    Hey

    I have posted this in the stand up forum as I was not to sure if it belonged there or here....mods please remove the thread if it does not fit here

    With the holiday season amongst us, I have some time off work and want to make the most of it by training twice a day in prep for a hard January aimed at improving my muay Thai technique

    However in the next 3 weeks I want to do some weights (and continue this) but I am not to sure what weights/reps/routine I should be following to complement Muay Thai...

    any hints and tips?

    My daily routine will follow the below

    AM: Run (5-10k)/Skip (5 rounds 3 min)
    PM: Reserved for weights....but what weights?

    Thanks
     
  2. tdluxon

    tdluxon Red Belt

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    Focus on legs but if you are only going to do it for 3 weeks it's pretty pointless... That's not enough time to have any real effect.
     
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    TheeFaulted Inzer Belt

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    If you're planninga on starting to strength train for the long haul and not just for 3 weeks then look up Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe.

    Basically you just need a program that has
    A. A focus on compound barbell movements (deadlift, squat, bench, etc)
    B. A planned progression for adding weight
    C. A set/rep scheme focused on strength (3x5, 5x5)
     
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    Thanks guys - the 3 week holiday period is to really hit it hard and kick start a routine

    After which I will I continue with the weights, but drop the morning Cardio - work, wife & kids will limit the amount of time I can carry on training

    Will look at Starting Strenght by Mark Ripetoe - is that one of the threads on the forum?

    Thanks
     
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