How often should I train at first?
Pretty simple question - I'm doughy and out of shape. XXIV is a doughball. Moved away, got psychologically better but it took a long time. Anyway I joined this MMA school down the road.
Started with Boxing, then Kickboxing and Boxing twice per week. Now it's Week 3: Went running on Monday for the first time in ages and I just did submission wrestling/BJJ on Tuesday for the first time and it is now Friday - I am STILL so sore the DOMS is rendering me nearly useless, it's hard to get up off the toilet much less train again. Also sprained my ankle and it's still kind of tweaked up. Gave it plenty of RICE loving.
Let's just say I've NEVER wrestled for real before. I just hopped in, shrimped over and over again and dove right into 10 solid minutes of double leg takedowns. Was made to grapple with more advanced student at end of session, so I could get a feel for the ground and my limbs and try to get the panic out.
Anyway my main question is - At first, how often should I train?
I don't want to be a wuss or anything but the DOMS is so bad that I wouldn't even make it through warmup calisthenics (jumping jacks, jump rope, shadow boxing) much less the class and the end of class conditioning (leg lifts, some plyometrics, burpees).
Also - is there anything I can eat to help speed up recovery of muscles or is it just a waiting game? I'm going from doughball to hitting the gym a lot so I'm trying to keep up.