Thread: lifting weights
3/09/2008 1:16pm, #1
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I have 3 MT classes a week. SHould i be lifting weights on the days i don't have class, or on the same day as the class and have a rest day in between? And would lifting weights on the days after class prevent my muscles from recovering?
3/09/2008 3:39pm, #2
Don't lift weights, just put them down.
On a more serious note: depends on what you plan to do with your lifting, how intense your classes are, sleep schedule, diet, age, etc etc."Emevas,
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3/09/2008 4:16pm, #3
Originally Posted by alexc12389
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Long term, the real key is get to a point where you lift consistently on a proven program that fits your schedule. Crossfit, New Rules of Lifting, and Starting Strength all cost between free and $35 with shipping and handling.
Regardless of which of those you do, if any, get Starting Strength. If you lift weights, you should have a copy of Starting Strength. The technique information is just that good.
Short term, if possible I'd start on off days. This is more from the fact that delayed onset muscle soreness is at its worst about 48 hours after lifting . This would put the peak of it on the following off day instead of smack dab in the middle of MT sparring. I can't fathom the feeling of taking a shin kick to the quad on day 2 of DOMS from a first squat workout. Either way, its going to hurt and you'll be sore, but you can at least do yourself a small favor.
Also, just do the bar for squats the first couple of times - no matter how strong your legs are or how much MT you do. You might look weak in the gym, but you'll still be wrecked if your depth was right for days. Adding weight will make it even worse.
3/09/2008 8:21pm, #4
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