Edit: nevermind, OT.
Can't see the rest of the thread because of some forum error, but one of the schools I trained at basically had me do this for conditioning; 6-9 rounds of 3 minute sparring, about 85% intensity. Sometimes I'd do 4-5 rounds of 5 minute light boxing sparring. This is for leg kick matches with no clinch. I'd do that, and at the end of class do some ab, jump squats, push-ups and call it a day. Each sparring round at least 2 coaches would have their eyes on us and make sure that I'm working on whatever I was to work on that day. We did this twice a week.
On "off" days I run 3 miles to keep up the cardio.
I'm incredibly out of shape (I'm going to upload a vide of me with a gut and shadow boxing soon) in this past week but I have a new goal of doing sub 6 minute miles, maybe I'll start a log of that and share on this thread.
I'm personally taking the adivce from the first two posts and puting it into my own training, so I won't comment on conditioning.
However, on the weights issue, without turning this thread into a weights vs no-weights debate I'd like to add that programs with low volume such as many 3x5 programs or, the program I'm currently using, 'Wendler's 5/3/1', will more than likely allow you to train at full intensity without hindering your fight training.
Also, Wendler's 5/3/1 is a 4-week periodisation program including a deload week - which IMO makes it perfect for pre-fight training.
Depends what phase of training I am in before a fight, or if I have one, if I need to cut weight, or add weight, ect.
For most guys, they do two 2 - 3 hour sessions each day. Corresponding activities the same day. For example, on a BJJ day, one would lift/condition the same day to get the body worked well. Another day would be stand-up then cardio/polymetrics later.
I tend to do things differently before a fight. I do not have time to do two three hour sessions, especially based upon how far some of my gyms are. So I wake up, work, go to BJJ/Ground Class or Lift. School. Then I go to my Muay Thai or Boxing Gym and do four-ish hours at either or. Obviously I am a striker. I then eat a big meal. In about two hours I do my running. HIIT for about two miles, and I run/jog 12/16 more.
I lift heavy to maintain what I have, and focus a lot on polymetrics, striking, ground transitions, and run conditioning. Depending on the fight/tournament, times vary from three minute rounds, five minute rounds, and one promotion I am working on fighting for does five two minute rounds. So I mix up my cardio a lot. It also helps me stay lean when I am not training for a fight.
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