Originally Posted by blueterrior
Hey, i'm new to mma. i just need a few tips, is there anything you guys can give me? how do i know i'm ready to join a gym? whats the best nutritional plan? workout plan? i'm kind of large, and right now i'm too fat to fit into any weight class, what are some workouts that will help me fit into the heavy weight class? i appreciate anything you guys can offer
If your dr. says it's OK and you don't have any joint problems, you should start walking and gradually add in jogging/running intervals as you are able. For example, run or jog for 1-3 min., then walk (like you're late to be somewhere and are hurrying) for 4-6 minutes. Your recovery periods should always be longer. If you're completely new to lifting, you might go to someone you know is experienced in that area and they can advise you, otherwise there's many, many
guys on this forum who lift regularly.
Food is now fuel. Try to make every calorie count, no more empty calories like HitorGetHit said. Unless you're an endurance athlete, there's no need to drink Gatorade or anything like that when you're working out. Drinking your calories is a terrible idea, unless it's milk.