8/01/2014 10:53am, #31Falling for Judo since 1980
8/01/2014 11:01am, #32
5-6 km worked up in 2 months is pretty good, considering your other workouts you get in.
As for not running, I would not give it up completely, but mix in other types of aerobic exercise if possible.
NeilG is a very experienced runner, he might have some good advice in that arena.Falling for Judo since 1980
8/01/2014 11:10am, #33Falling for Judo since 1980
8/01/2014 11:36am, #34
8/01/2014 4:12pm, #35
Regarding running: if you run a lot you will lean out. I went from wearing XL shirts to mediums training for marathons. However 5 or 6 km is not a lot, in fact I recommend keeping that up 2 or 3 times/week for cardio purposes as well as weight loss.
Regarding lifting heavy - you are not going to gain muscle on a calorie deficit diet. Gaining significant muscle is hard, you need to eat lots and lift heavy. Plus, heavy weights and low reps (3/set) is for strength not hypertrophy.
8/02/2014 1:21am, #36
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- Aug 2012
- Madrid, Spain
Or would the calisthenics be harmful by weakening the core or something, so in the last kms you would be more prone to injury?
8/02/2014 9:47am, #37
I've done that kind of drill as a warm up for judo, run for a short time then do some pushups, run some more and do some situps etc but in that case the run part is a lap or two of the dojo. Not sure why you'd want to do that for a longer run. The general advice I have is to run and lift on different days as either one will affect your ability to do the other. Not sure about bodyweight stuff - I would do it at the end of the run myself. Besides, doing pushups in the street would suck and I hate treadmills.
9/21/2014 4:40am, #38
Just an update. I took a month off my diet when I was traveling around the States in August so I settled in around 166lbs. Over the last 2 weeks I am back on my diet and weighing in at 165. In addition to Jiu Jitsu and running (10km run on Friday) I started swimming once a week 500-600m freestyle & 500-600m breast stroke so I end up a bit over a kilometer in the pool. I am working up to a mile. In addition I am weight lifting around 3 times a week now. Usually doing 3 sets per exercise with moderate weight X 12, heavy weight X 6 and moderate weight X 12.
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9/22/2014 6:09pm, #39
That ought to get you into shape and your weight down...Falling for Judo since 1980
9/23/2014 4:23am, #40
I don't know about weight as its a very slow loss at this point. But I am 1 notch tighter on my belt. In fact I was a 34" waist in May, I bought 32" pants in August, and now I require a belt for my 32" pants.