Originally Posted by Emevas
Related question. I'm trying to add more cardio to my schedule, and the only time available is after my strength workouts. How big of a mistake is it to add a tabata workout after lifting?
Don't you want to start recovering sooner after a strength workout, rather than delay it with cardio? Maybe do your cadio in a seperate session
Originally Posted by HappyOldGuy
Depends on the nature of your strength workouts and also depends on the frequency of your MA sessions. You can really drain yourself out very quickly with high frequency HIIT/tabatas, specially if you do base them on plyos or jumping exercises like burpees.
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Right now (upper body) 5x5 pullups, bench, rows, standing press. That's on my off days between MA class. Tabata sets would be sprawls and jump squats. I'm just not sure if stressing in such different ways is going to hurt recovery/improvement so much that it would be better to go down to one day of each a week.
Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
So the OP is going to be doing MMA 2x a week and lift 2x a week? No advice should really be needed, you will not overtrain working out 4x a week. Just make sure you don't do your 2 lifting days consecutively.
That's what I said. I think he wants a detailed routine though.
Originally Posted by LI GUY 1
Anyone remember that totally retarded T-mag article from years back, when they wanted to cut into the MMA training market?
My strength coach has recommended that I group all my high effort workouts together. Here is the basic schedule I was following before I slipped (about to jump back in full force bitches):
Muay Thai, Judo, JKD PM
Fri: Weights AM
Sat: Standup, ground AM
Here is the ideal workout, for performance in my MMA classes:
MT, Judo, JKD PM (no resources left for weight training)
Sat: Standup, ground AM, run afterwards
Weights usually go:
Max effort upper body push (3x5 or 4x6)
Max effort upper body pull (3x5 or 4x6)
Max effort lower body (3x5 or 4x6)
Superset comprised of:
Endurance upper body push (3x12)
Endurance upper body pull (3x12)
Endurance lower body (3x12)
Abs (dependant on exercise)
2 supplemental lifts (wrist or neck work)
Conditioning usually goes:
intervals (2 sets tabata for now)
Bar complexes (3x10 ish)
aerobic exercise (pushing sled or running)
Unfortunately it's tough for me to lift in the evenings because my jits classes are late and I don't have access to my strength facility except for at 1PM. Totally unnaceptable. :(
I'm not sure that doing multiple ME exercises in a single workout is a good idea. The way I understand it, you usually don't want to do more than one a day.
Seems like a recipe for never reaching full ME on your second and third exercises, not to mention burning your CNS out or injuring yourself due to exhaustion.
I don't go to complete exhaustion - high effort would probably be a better description.
Originally Posted by SunTzu
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