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Someone comes on and says they want strength and endurance, but no weight gain. Well, the advice given frequently differs from earlier threads focused around the same question. I don't think it is out of line to post that there seems to be a lack of consistency when it comes to such matters. Some people just don't have the background to determine which is the best route to follow. Alot of people end up injured because of it.
Could you quote some of those posts that differ from these ones? I'm curious as well. Keep in mind that everybody is different - tabwyo is an amateur fighter who's already in good shape. What he needs would be different from, say, a developing teenager that wants to begin weight lifting. Also, simultaneously training for strenght and endurance can be a bit mutually exclusive if done wrong. I could see strenght AND power/explosiveness, but strenght, power AND endurance (anaerobic endurance), that may require some carefully planned splits.
Also, what people recommend may change over time. Everybody here is experimenting and adapting what they do. Unless the person is right in front of a trainer, the recommendations will vary. Heck, they may even differ from trainer to trainer.
Regardless of his workout, he needs to keep his diet in check if he lifts heavy. That's a certain way to keep weight off.
That's all I was saying. For someone who is just starting out all the advice can be a bit overwhelming. Because of the complexities, people can often be intimidated and not ask questions. It has nothing to do with the quality of advice, just the quantity. This is why Kein's sarcastic response was a bit unnecessary.
Heres an example of a complex exercise I was fond of. But I started and finished in a squat position. I like to do 3 sets of 15 starting heavy and lightening the weight 5 pounds each time.
How would you manage to fit in DE and ME work with a combat athlete schedule? I'm a great fan of the Westside Method, but I don't really think it's practical for an inseason athlete to top onto a full workload, hence my focus on maximal strength. Most coaches I know work in some sort of dynamic effort work to some degree, if nothing more than a plyometric, whereas maximal strength tends to be what is lacking in a combat athletes routine.Quote:
Originally Posted by Raining_Blood
I'd love to see a sample routine if you have one in mind, as I've never really been able to find a way to fit in a full ME/DE schedule into my routine when I'm actively training, and a chance to fit it in would be nifty.
That's the crux of the matter I guess.Quote:
Originally Posted by Emevas
Give me another 8 hours in a day and an extra body and I'd show you. As it stands though. I will not sacrifice my strength, which at this point is endurance. I want to add physical strength to that.
Look up West Side for Skinny Bastards. I have read the plan and it seems good. It was designed apparently as an alternative for new PL'ers but the guy found it more useful for training athletes who already had other training priorities.
It is a 3 day program (where WestSide is 4 I believe). It also has more unilateral exercises as he thinks they are good for sports (can't disagree).
While I dont currently compete in any combat sports and have just finished a season of 5 a week, 2 hour practices so I understand the difficulties of time management. I agree that for an amataeur fighter inseason it would be hard to fit in both ME and DE.
Just off the top of my head a sample schedule could be to do two workouts a week. One ME and one DE but instead of using the traditional westside split of upper/lower you could do whole body workouts. This obviously means you are going to stray pretty far from the original westside template but it should still provide a decent workout for example you could do:
5x3 Bench Press (or variations)
5x3 Deadlift/ Squat (or variations)
3x8 Chinup (or variations) with weight if requried*
3x8 Unilateral leg movement*
8x2 Box Squat
5x2 Power Clean
*Can do one or both depending on time restraints
Obviously its far removed from the Westside method and isnt really ideal but still uses the basic concepts