You wanna talk about suk! Ever been to Lubbock fukin Texas?
I train BJJ 2-3 hours 4 times a week.
I need to start training Muay Thai but I'll probably wind up with Kickboxing.
Train Muay Thai 3 hours x 4 Days a week, Mon - Thurs. Do weight training 3 times a week, Fri - Sun.
Run 5Km 5-6 times per week.
Married and have a 3 year old son, so also training to be a master in the Marital Arts. ;)
I am 31 so I don't train all day like when I was a kid. The foundation is already built now anyway ~ so I am just maintaining it and sharpening myself. I usually only train in MA 2 times a week for 3 hours now.
On one day I do conditioning. I do paces of each kick and paces of punch combinations (some in the air and some on a bag) .. I do some free contact sparring with partners (when they are available) that I trust, some grappling and some two man drills. I am not competing anywhere right now.
On the other day I do technical work. I go through techniques on my lesson plan, I do my parry drills, I do some combination drills (on a bag or a wall) and some spontaneous choreography. Sometimes I'll do choreography with a partner. (I do kicks and some strikes on trees and walls to account for impact in combinations.)
On top of that, I usually train for fitness 3X a week for 1 hour or so .. I have a fast metabolism so that is plenty for me, maybe still too much. Catabolism eats any muscle growth I gain if I don't resist the temptation to exhaust myself every workout.
In my weight training I only use exercises that put emphasis on entire muscle groups. Rows, bent over DB rows &lt;leaning on the bench with one arm and leg&gt;, lat pulls, military press, leg press, kickbacks butterflys, calf raises, poppeyes. That's about all the weight training I do. The lats, tricep, chest and forearm are most important to me in weight training. My legs and abs get worked in my cardio.
In my cardio I have a few special stomach routines including killers (fast sets of V-ups), bombers (paces of jumping and tucking your legs up to your chest), standard crunches, fast half-sitout paces and laps on low hurdles.
I prefer riding my bike over distance running. Mainly, I do full-speed laps until failure on short-range obstacle courses. I do this two or three times. I also have a drill I occasionally do where I hit a volleyball against a wall for a long time while using various open handed strikes and volleyball hits.
I used to run sprints but the obstacle course takes care of that and I tend to sprint on my bike. I used to run through the forest or across this ditch I live by but that takes too much time and its too dirty to do now. I still run once in a while just to do it. I also climb once in a while. I like climbing stuff. I was the kid on the monkey bars.
I am thinking about joining this local JKD and BJJ dojo so I can compete once I get a job. They are a pretty good school.
This will take the place of one of my MA days. 9 hours a week seems like a lot but when you think about it some of my bikeride and the weight training. That stuff isn't that intense. I am trying to get back into great shape. I might cut down a little when I feel I am there .. or when I get a full-time job again.
Also, I don't have a girlfriend to whine that I spend too much time at it. :)
*Some of the sparring drills I've used in the past:
1. Cross the bridge - linear sparring, goal is to get past the defender of a door, person or path quickly.
2. Small circle - boxing in a small circle - try to land as many hits as fast as you can while defending. Above the belt only. No scoring really. Heh. Just beat the crap out of each other for three to five 1 minute rounds.
3. Role playing (scenario training) - one person walking to put keys in car or get a coke from a machine. The other person attacks them and free sparring goes from there. Can be done on different terrain. (I don't recommend rooftops)
4. Slow choreography, short burst choreography, full-speed choreography. Examination of tech during these drills. Look at what is open, what weapons he has left if you do this .. where is his weight .. where he is open when you do that .. then go on.
5. Grappling with slaps, pushes, hard shoves and crossfaces included. Headgear if you want the shoves and slaps to be pretty much palm strikes.
6. Boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing, wrestling, free sparring, grappling, NHB sparring.
NOTES on fitness:
*Dips are also cool.
*Standard pull-ups are good but I like racoon pull-ups because they focus on the lats more than the arms.
*Laps on crossing bars (go to a playground) with gloves, hurdles and climbing a rope are good ~ if you don't have any ground to build an obstacle course on.. (You can make a decent collapsable course with tomatoe cages, bean poles, some rope and work horses)
Its not the course, its how much you put into it. Use your imagination. Jumps (verticle and lateral), roll, run, crawl, dive, push-ups, climbing and situps.
*The laps on low hurdles are usually standing jumps with both legs but sometimes I'll add some hurdles to my obstacle course.
Okay, maybe I saw too many ninja movies as a kid but my workout is fun. It kills me too. I like it.
Hey Branson sucks also, I use to live there. Right now I go to school up in Springfield.
Hey Phrost, you going to go to the Pankration tournament in at the KC Renisaunce festival?
What? When is it?
It is October 5th and 6th.
Here is the link http://www.kcrenfest.com/schedule.html
I will be up there, but not competeing.
You should come, the Ren fest is always a blast.
Oh, I also stretch a lot on my days off - like on Sunday I'll do every stretch. Before and after workous I do the major stretches.
I value stretching quite a bit.
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