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Old 09-02-2009, 12:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a big guy wanting to learn how to fight

Hello,Im new to the forums.
I am 16 years old, 5'11 and weigh 240. I know i am really big and heavy. But i am athletic, kinda .
Only experience i have in fighting was "bodies, no face" once. Other than that, i am a newb.
At the gym a normal workout is:
-Bench press- 45lb-60lb 3-5sets of 10
-Curl- 65(not individual weights) 3-5sets of 10
-some other random machines
-and run for 15minutes

I am wondering what fighting technique and work outs I can do to make me stronger. and remember i am a Newb so im not familiar with alot of terms. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Since your only 16 I bet money is an issue so my advice would be get a jump rope and start there. It will help you reduce your chubbness.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Run. Jump rope, works too. Go to the gym in your school and train something besides your chest and biceps. Ask the coach, he'll show you exercises for every major muscle group. Train your back,...YOUR CORE is crucial, and remember your core is Not JUST abs, it is all the muscles that supprt ther "trunk" of your body. Your shoulders (look at the deltoid muscles on the "corner" of the shoulder in a lot of fighters..)are important. Train the muscles in your legs. Jumping rope and running will help, also train for explosive strength, you can jump up and off boxes of varying heights.
At your age and size, anything that makes you sweat is good, pretty much. If it does so while making muscles sore that your current program doesn't (anything other than chest and biceps), that is good too. Hit your triceps (back of the arms), you can do these really easily wihout weights by doing dips off a bench. Do pushups at varying widths to hit all different parts of your arms and chest. Do situps and crunches, some with a "twist" through the motion to hit your core. Work up to pullups. Grab two weights and "shrug" them to hit your trapezius muscles. Take those weights or lighter and raise your hands up to make a "t" to train your delts. Grab two big books, and pinch them together, hang your hands by your side...this should be hard at first, training your grip strength...while doing so, do those same shrugs and deltoid exercises....two birds, one stone.

You have a wonderful advantage...YOUTH. You would be amazed what a good diet and an hour (or less!) a day, or three bigger workouts a week plus some cardio every day will do for you.

The skills and fitness that you want are THERE for the taking.

Once you have it, you will be so proud of it, you will never let it go.

Holy crap...ddin't realize how much I had just written.

GOOD LUCK.
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow! Thanks! I will definitely take your guys' advices.
How about what kind of technique? I am quite quick for my size.
I was in basketball and now in volleyball.
I was also wondering. I notice a lot of people go for their legs if they're bigger. I was wondering if there is any fighting style/technique that would be able to counter it? As i said before, i am a Newb, sorry if it doesn't make any sense :/.
Once again thanks for the advices
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Read: http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wi..._Strength_Wiki


and read up on proper nutrition.

Like everyone said, get a jump rope and start doing some hill sprints.

Enroll in your school's wrestling program. You're starting late so you'll get owned pretty heavly but you will also learn a ton.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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yeah bro just remember your young!!!!!anything you do will help if you drink sodas drop that crap start running more push yourself man
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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At 5'10" you are looking to compete at 170-185lbs. My recommendation would be to get your natural weight to around 200-210 with mainly diet changes and exercise.

You should join a MMA/BJJ/Kickboxing school to start you down the path of training. If you want to get conditioned before going to formal training I'd recommend that you have the ability to run a 5:00-5:59 mile and the ability to run 5 miles in 40 minutes.
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i would say start gettin in shape before you start formal training you dont have to be perfect but you need to run more than 15 mins if your wantin to learn somethin....you def need to drop some weight at 5'11" 140 thats a lil chunky but shop around and see which style you think would fit you best bjj Kb Mt
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:54 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Wow! Thanks! I will definitely take your guys' advices.
How about what kind of technique? I am quite quick for my size.
I was in basketball and now in volleyball.
I was also wondering. I notice a lot of people go for their legs if they're bigger. I was wondering if there is any fighting style/technique that would be able to counter it? As i said before, i am a Newb, sorry if it doesn't make any sense :/.
Once again thanks for the advices
Train your legs. That's the best advice I can give as far as leg defense.


A problem a lot of new guys go through is an inability to see the importance of your lower muscle groups. Your hips, quads, glutes, and hamstrings are your best friends if you're a fighter.
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You are heavy sir, cause usually I would suggest bodyweight exercises like pull-ups, pushups and no weight squats. Check your diet, get more activity. When you get down to 200-210ish start pushups and squats. Before you know it you'll be able to do pull-ups which is awesome for functional strength(so are push-ups).
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