Is lifting only 1 day a week worth it?

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  1. Bausk

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    I'm thinking of changing my schedule around to only have 1 day a week available for lifting. Would it still be possible to make gains in strength if I showed up and busted my ass on that day? Big 3 workout: bench, dead, squat, as well as some other lifts mixed in.

    On my other days that I train I do other conditioning. Medicine ball and isolation ball pushups, one legged squats and jumpsquats, core work, etc. I usually train about 2-3 hours on other nights but I am just finding less and less time to actually lift weights as my workout.
     
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    You won't get anywhere.
     
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    Well it's better than nothing, but it still sucks.

    No way could I do squats, deads, bench, rows etc on the same day.. i'd be completely knackered
     
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    It's better than nothing :sad2:
     
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    Monday: Muay Thai 90 minutes, Combat Submission Wrestling 90 minutes
    Tuesday: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 90 minutes
    Wednesday: Boxing 90 minutes, CSW 90 minutes
    Thursday: Muay Thai 90 minutes, MMA 90 minutes
    Friday: Lift
    Saturday: BJJ 90 minutes
    Sunday: Off

    It's not like I'd be sitting idle on the other days, I work hard every day. Would smaller workouts in the early morning before work be better, maybe more isolation or splitting up groups and days? I just don't want to overtrain. But I also don't want to give up on lifting because I've made alot of gains and lost a good amount of weight doing both until now.
     
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    Are you fighting professionally? That's an awful lot of fighting.
     
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    3x week full body workouts: do the basic compound stuff, get in and out fast :dunno:

    That's SO much cardio-type work you may have to end up picking your poison. Plus with how much bodyweight resistance I assume would be involved with all the fight-training, you may not end up needing the lifting. But I've no experience with MMA stuff so :wavey:
     
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    It really doesn't feel like alot while doing it, because I really have so much to learn still. I'd like to compete, but my technique as well as my strength and conditioning have a long way to go before I can fight at a level where I feel like I should be.

    There are plenty of people that lift 5 days a week but that doesn't make them professionals. Right now it's what I love to do for a hobby/self improvement and eventually I'd like to fight in competitions.



    Would working out in the morning for maybe 20-30 minutes be worth it? I wouldn't be able to squat everyday but I'd atleast do bench+dead, and then on friday when I don't train I could do bench+dead+squat.
     
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    you don't want to squat, bench, and dead 3 days a week regardless of the time in the gym
     
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    It really isn't actually. Pretty typical for a lot of people that are into MMA.
     
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    Well he did have you suckin his nuts as morale boost :hsughno:
     
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    o rly?
     
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    Everyone wants to be an MMA fighter these days, I wonder what the next fad will be
     
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    Next Fad: Look ridiculously good-looking. Professionally :booty:
     
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    :rofl:

    I suck then. I do BJJ one or two days a week with my dad because he really enjoys it. I took about a month off and the tops of my feet hurt from sitting on them all last night when I went back.
     
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    I've been into training MMA for 2 years and watching it for many more. After I got married I stopped for a year, but now I'm training again. It isn't a "fad".




    I'm planning on lifting in the mornings for 30 minutes or so 3 days a week. It's going to be rough starting out but I'm sure I can handle it.
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    rly



    in my opinion that is
     
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    theres a few people out there who might disagree with you... Bill Starr is one of them
     
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    its a phase with all lifters who venture to the WSB mind set... some are just smart enough to get away from it after a while
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    i felt that way before i trained at DBB. i understand it's based on volume and what % of your max you're lifting at, but i wouldn't want to squat, bench, and dead 3 days a week. that's why i said it's my opinion. i'm sure people do it and have success, but it doesn't sit well with me. maybe if i saw a program laid out and tried it i would feel differently, but right now it doesn't seem optimal for his goals.

    keep in mind i know next to nothing about lifting in the grand scheme of things.
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    i did the bill star routine and saw great strength gains, but it didn't have me squating, deadlifting, and benching 3 days a week all on the same day. does he have a different program that i'm not aware of that incorporates it that way?
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    when you refer to doing something better due to frequency are you speaking in terms of form now or strength?

    i'm aware that the body can become accustomed to a lot of things. that's why i thought it was better to not do the same thing very frequently?
     
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    that's like giving your muscles a tickle.
     
  25. Jeff Merr

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    Lifting and BJJ don't mix very well. I used to train BJJ and i found lifting nearly impossible. Everytime i tried to lift, i was horrible in class the next day because my muscles were so sore(especially after a leg day), i would say focus on one thing, BJJ or lifting. Being that you are training 4 days a week, to try and add in a day or 2 of lifting would just be doing more harm than good.
     
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