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Weights & MMA Routine

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2007/06/07 10:27:24 (permalink)

Weights & MMA Routine

Alright chaps, I need some advice please.

For the last couple of years I've been doing Muay Thai 3 times a week with a weights session every other day.

Now I'm looking to get into the MMA side of things as my gym's started offering BJJ & MMA classes as well.

So my question is this: when can I fit in all the weights?!

My training schedule will look something like this:-

Mon: BJJ (pm)
Tues: MT (pm)
Wed: MMA (pm)
Thurs: MT (pm)
Fri: Weights session: all over body work out (pm)
Sat: MT (pm)
Sun: Rest

Problem with this is I only have time for 1 weights session and it has to be a full body.
Up until now I've been using a 3 day split, which I prefer.
And I really enjoy the weights, so I'm reluctant to drop down to 1 session a week.

So is there any way I can get some additional weights sessions in there?
And, if so, when is the best time?
I'm thinking first thing in the morning, to give my muscles some time to recover.
But I'm not sure that would give me sufficient rest time to get the most out of my weights sessions.

Help!
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    RE: Weights & MMA Routine 2007/06/07 10:39:35 (permalink)
    just make sure your instructors have enough experience in bjj and mma

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    RE: Weights & MMA Routine 2007/06/07 11:33:29 (permalink)
    To me it looks like it will be tough to fit in another weights session without burning out. Id say drop one class if you really feel you need another weights session.
    post edited by BFT - 2007/06/07 11:34:47
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    RE: Weights & MMA Routine 2007/06/07 13:25:34 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: BFT

    To me it looks like it will be tough to fit in another weights session without burning out. Id say drop one class if you really feel you need another weights session.


    This is the problem.
    So you reckon some morning weights sessions wouldn't give enough time for recovery?
    Quite a few MMA fighters seems to do some weights sessions in the mornng and then train in MMA in the evening.
    Although I think they avoid going to heavy and concentrate on 'stamina' exercises- ie. medium weithts and high reps.
    Maybe that's the answer.

    Maybe I'll have to just have to curb the weights and concentrate fully on MMA.
    Just one weights session a week.

    Any thoughts on this anyone?
    I've made some god gains in mass on my 3 day split routine.
    Would 1 full body workout a week drastically reduce this?

    BTW, I know that diet's a big factor in this too.
    Will need to eat big to maintain what I've got!
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    RE: Weights & MMA Routine 2007/06/07 13:40:44 (permalink)
    have you considered training twice on some days, in the morning for instance.
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    RE: Weights & MMA Routine 2007/06/07 14:06:46 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: mart77

    have you considered training twice on some days, in the morning for instance.


    Yes, that would be ideal.
    But my gym only offers evening classes at the mo'.
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    RE: Weights & MMA Routine 2007/06/07 14:18:48 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: THFC1882


    ORIGINAL: mart77

    have you considered training twice on some days, in the morning for instance.


    Yes, that would be ideal.
    But my gym only offers evening classes at the mo'.



    umm i meant do the weights in the morning, really id proabably try and get some expert advice at this point as to what to do.

    I used to train in boxing 5 days a week but the only additional thing i did was running which is obviously alot more flexible, hopefully someone can suggest somehting else but id find a weights gym for am training.
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    RE: Weights & MMA Routine 2007/06/08 02:24:29 (permalink)
    I'd go for morning weights sessions if that is a possibility. Just make sure you eat tonnes to compensate for the additional calories being burnt with all the training. Inevitably training like this your muscle gains will be reduced or you may even lose some muscle mass but that's the sacrifice you need to make if stepping up anything involving cardio, especially if you are a natural as performance enhancers would help with recovery time (but that's a personal choice only you can evaluate depending upon your views). Just a question of priorities. As a competetive MA and bodybuilder I have faced this dilema myself and you cannot train for the 2 100% at the same time. Simply prioritise 1 or the other and cycle your training throughout the year accordingly.
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    RE: Weights & MMA Routine 2007/06/09 12:27:19 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Sherlock

    I'd go for morning weights sessions if that is a possibility. Just make sure you eat tonnes to compensate for the additional calories being burnt with all the training. Inevitably training like this your muscle gains will be reduced or you may even lose some muscle mass but that's the sacrifice you need to make if stepping up anything involving cardio, especially if you are a natural as performance enhancers would help with recovery time (but that's a personal choice only you can evaluate depending upon your views). Just a question of priorities. As a competetive MA and bodybuilder I have faced this dilema myself and you cannot train for the 2 100% at the same time. Simply prioritise 1 or the other and cycle your training throughout the year accordingly.


    Cheers mate, some helpful advice in there.

    I accept that I'll have to make some sacrifices in the bodybuilding department if I'm to give MMA my best shot.
    So losing some mass is unavoidable.

    Think I'll give the morning weights sessions a go and see how it goes.
    As for the performance enhancers, I don't want to go down that route.
    As a natural trainer, I'm comfortable with the limits that might impose on what I can achieve.
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