Thread: Help with getting in shape
2/03/2009 10:54am, #1
- Join Date
- Aug 2006
- memphis tn
Help with getting in shape
First, I have been back going hardcore Muay Thai classes 2-3 times a week. [I tore my calf and the ligament off my big toe] I do a MMA/Wrestling Radio show so I miss Thursday nights. On Friday and Saturday I do the fitness class which is beatin the hell out of a bag and throw in sit ups, mountain crawlers, pushups and jumpin ropes. Muay Thai is 90 Mins, Fitness is 45. But I go 5 days then 3 days then 5 days a week.
I'm 33 5'11 190 right now
Tuesdays are sparring only and Im noticed myself getting in better shape, I went 8 mins straight, and I figure I might be able to do three rounds now.
I was wondering what is the best way to get in shape. Is it gassers? is it running like 2 miles? Jumpin rope? Basically I wanna be able to look like GSP and go 9 rounds !
2/03/2009 11:26am, #2
- Join Date
- Dec 2005
Check out the book 'Training for Warriors' by Martin Rooney for excellent conditioning advice" The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus
" I shocked him with my skills on the ice becuase Wing Chun is great for hockey fighting." - 'Sifu' Milt Wallace
"Besides, as you might already know (from Virus, for example) - there's only 1 wing chun and it sucks big time" - Tonuzaba
"Even when I'm promising mayhem and butt-chicanery, I'm generally posting with a smile on my face." - Sochin101
"That said, if he blocked my hip on a drop nage, I would extend my leg into a drop tai Otoshi and slam him so hard his parents would die." - MTripp
2/03/2009 12:03pm, #3
- Join Date
- May 2008
High Intensity Interval Training. For example, Tabata intervals. You need short bouts of high intensity interspersed with short rest or low-work periods to accomplish what it sounds like you're looking to accomplish. I believe this is partly about teaching your body to more efficiently metabolize lactic acid, but I'll not be surprised if that information is wrong or out of date. There's a couple posters who understand these issues far better than I do.
2/05/2009 1:42am, #4
So you hit average of 4 classes a week, of which you say are pretty intense. What's the problem here?
You are not happy with results thus far?
You have time/energy/ability to do more and just do not know where to start?
Have you payed equal attention to your diet, sleep, etc? "In Shape" is not limited to workouts.