New Fighter Training Log
I'm starting a new training log here, in the hopes that it will keep me motivated, help me to track my progress and may help others who are wanting to do the same things that I'm doing.
First, a few things about me. I'm a soon-to-be 2nd Lt. in the USMC, went to OCS last summer. I'm in reasonably good shape, have a 294 PFT score for the other devil dogs out there. I have about 8 months before I go to TBS (the next training increment I need to go to) and in this time I hope to become as close to an amateur fighter as possible. But I have a long way to go, as the only experience I have in MMA is a stint of about 2 months of study a year and a half ago. I’m 5’9” and weighing in at 156.
I'm gonna be doing MMA class for 5 nights a week and training at the gym every morning for strength and conditioning stuff. I'll rest on Sundays. For the first few weeks, I'm gonna be listening to my body, so it may be only 2-3 days a week that I'll be going to the gym in the morning. I have a trainer lined up for tomorrow morning who is a mixed martial artist who I'm hoping can set me up on a program that will help me meet my strength and conditioning goals. My goals are to be able to run 3 miles in under 18 minutes by the time I’m done training, and to maintain the levels of strength I have now, while cutting body fat. My max weight lifts are as follows:
Bench Press: 175
Dead lift: 265
I've purchased most of the gear I think I'll need starting off, mouthguard, MMA gloves, heavy bag gloves, MMA shorts.
As far as diet goes, I’m doing research on a good diet program that I can get on that will help me meet my goals. My supplements are as follows:
ON Pro Complex protein taken morning, before bed, and post workout, and post training sessions (I’m gonna try to get on illmatic’s protein shake for extra calories)
ON Opti-men multi 2x daily
ON Fish Oil 2x daily
Sci-Fit Krealkalyn Creatine just after workouts
ON BCAA capsules just before and after strength and conditioning sessions
Jack3d for before strength and conditioning sessions (morning pick-me-up)
NOW Sports Beta Alanine for 6 hours post workout recovery
Finally, I’d like to say that any help anyone can offer will be greatly appreciated. I’m going all in on this, and I really just want to learn as much as I can and better myself as a person and Marine Officer.