MMA MMA crew: Do you workout/lift?

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  1. misfits

    misfits OT Supporter

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    ...or are you completely against that. I practice in muay thai but I also lift with a complete body workout. I don't necessarily think it makes you any slower, unless you want to size up like Ahnold. Just want to hear some comments.
     
  2. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    fuck yeah I lift, I want to hit harder, clinch better, have more endurance, etc etc etc
     
  3. d0nk3ypunch

    d0nk3ypunch New Member

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    I just started... still researching and experimenting to find what routine is best.

    I held off until I felt my physical gains from training level off. I started training in pretty bad shape, but I think now is the right now to start ramping things up.
     
  4. Placebo

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    4-5 days a week.
     
  5. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    i used to be big on weightlifting before i started training

    now i dont really feel comfortable weight lifting seriously. i dont feel like my body ever really has time to recover. but thats just me.
     
  6. Shrug

    Shrug Die in a Kimbo fight

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    puss :embd:







    i lift on 3 days a week now back/legs/chest
     
  7. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    you dont train at all though :rofl:
     
  8. Shrug

    Shrug Die in a Kimbo fight

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    psh you're jsut jelous of my skills
     
  9. d0nk3ypunch

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    I'm the same way. If i train tuesday and no other day that week, I'm finally unsore around saturday. I really want to get stronger though... not really sure how I can deal with the soreness problem though.
     
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    good shit, thanks for the advice.
     
  11. brolli

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    yeah this isn't even a question. If you are at all serious about competing in MMA, grappling, or whatever else, being pound for pound strong will only help you.
     
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    No doubt. This is a serious weak point for me right now. I'm 195 and get out muscled by people 20lbs lighter than me.
     
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    do u guys lift before you go into practice, or after.
     
  14. brolli

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    usually I practice bjj at the very end of the day, so I always lift before.
     
  15. Bruised Lee

    Bruised Lee John Kune Do, puncher of faces

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    i kinda know what you mean. its hard to lift hard and train hard at the same time, but not impossible.

    my plan is to build a very strong base FIRST before i seriously start training. but once i start training consistantly, i won't neglect wight lifting, it just won't be focused on as much.
     
  16. G-n-P

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    training for warriors is a good read....rooney always has good ideas, his book on training the 40 yard dash took 2/10 off my time just by fixing my start.


    On the mma training subject I feel like training focus should shift slowly from gym work to mat work as competition nears. I have put together a pretty sick routine based on westside and what I feel a heavyweight should be doing. I'll be posting a link to it sometime soon. It is basically a template for when you are a few months out from a fight or a competition. It would take you over 8 weeks right into a peaking phase pre fight.
     
  17. Maestro Nobones

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    I would much rather lift then train than vice versa. I've done both, and trying to train then come home and lift is a major pisser.
     
  18. JordanClarkson

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    I lift 5 days out of a 7 day split with 2 days of running, hitting everything twice a week with low volume. I find it easier to train first and then lift.
     
  19. d0nk3ypunch

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    I'll be looking forward to seeing that.

    I might have a fight in december, I'm trying to get one at 185. I think right now my cardio needs more work than anything.
     

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