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    Lifting, Revcovery, and MA Training

    Howdy folks,

    This is my first post so please be nice to me.

    So, I'm planning on starting some weight training to complement my MA. I've always been told that you should take 1-2 days off after working your muscles for recovery. Do you think I need to be concerned about working out at the dojo during that period? My MA workout is pretty intense including a fair amount of groud fighting.

    Here is how I'd like to schedule things:

    Sunday: Lift
    Monday: Dojo
    Tuesday: off
    Wednesday: Dojo
    Thursday: Lift
    Friday: off
    Saturday: Dojo

    My primary goals of weight training is to help me lose fat (I've quite overweight currently).

    About me:

    315 lbs, 6', 39 years old.

    Is this too much?

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    Does your lifting days include any cardio at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorec
    Does your lifting days include any cardio at all?
    Hi,

    I plan to just lift.

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    I used to be a very big gym goer, since I started training full time I can only manage going to the gym 2 times a week. It makes training very difficult if you go to the gym one night then have training the next day.

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    First off, lifting =/= martial arts training. Two different types of exercise. Since you're just lifting and doing MA, have your thought about lifting first thing in the morning, then MA that evening? That's what I've done for months with no ill effects (actually Crossfit/Gymjones in the am and MA in the pm).

    EDIT: Consult your Doctor (and maybe a personal trainer) before you do anything. My 21 year old body can take it, but as you get older, punishment gets more and more difficult to take.
    Last edited by War Wizard; 11/19/2006 1:33pm at .
    "Keep a sharp knife, shiny boots and be on time."

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    It depends on what your goals are. As long as you are getting stronger and improving in your ma training then that schedule should be fine. Try it out; if your performance suffers then make changes.

    Everybody recovers at different rates. If you return to the gym and notice you cant lift what you could lift before then you are training to frequently.

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    You'll find that your recovery improves when you learn to stop muscling through every goddamn thing you do. Seriously. Stop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Repulsive Monkey
    You'll find that your recovery improves when you learn to stop muscling through every goddamn thing you do. Seriously. Stop it.
    I dont understand whats trying to be said here?

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    I'm half kidding. For me, good technique means being relaxed and feeling what's going on. Many people do the opposite, going beyond using a lot of strength and tensing muscles that don't even need to be tensed. Outside of how this affects your MA training, it also happens to be detrimental to post-workout muscle recovery. So . . . stop muscling through ****. It's more than an approach to fitness. It's . . . It's a way of life.

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    Ah yes of course, I agree completely

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