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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-03-2008, 09:21 PM
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Its not all about strength in a fight. It's impressive if you can squat 300+pounds, but lets see if you can do that for 5 mins. It's just as importent to have muscular endurance as it is strength. If you can't last the full fight let alone one round and your legs feel like rubber and your hands feel like iron weights, what good is it that you can bench 400 and squat 300. Just my opion and exprience.
I agree, but I also don't think weight lifting is the best way to acheieve muscular endurance, it's just one way of many.




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you made a good point, yes i understand but i do need to get stronger and i know i need to work on my endurance, but i dont even know really where to start from there. haha. right now im tight for money or i would buy a kettleball, and i have a jump rope but i havnt been using it much, and i dont know what all to work on my punching bag, first its only 70lbs, and its canvas, so i need heavier, and second i dont know more than one good combo to practice or what kind of workout to do on it, i just keep doing that one combo and practice on accuracy which dosnt always even matter in a fight.

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I agree, but I also don't think weight lifting is the best way to acheieve muscular endurance, it's just one way of many.
So very true brother. there are so many was to achieve strength and endurance. were to start were to start. well arlingtonsoldr since you really don't have a gym to go to and train and learn the techinques properly, focus on your strength. Do a lot of compound movements with heavy weight. Run every other day and or at least 3 days a week and jump rope at least 2 other days. When jump roping startout doing rounds. If you are going to fight mma jump rope for 5 mins, and rest for 1min. Then repeat for at least 5 rounds or go for 45 mins. Running try not to consentrat on distance, go for time. Start out running for 15mins straight, then once this becomes no problem go to 20mins and then once it becomes easy add 5min on each time until your running for 45mins. Sounds nuts but if you go for distance you may not be running as much as you can therefor not getting a great workout, go for time you will run a longer distance in the time you are out=Better workout. Don't run longer then 45 mins. shin splints suck. weight lifting focus on compound movements squats bench press, power cleans, deadlift, front press, and even bicept curl although not a compound movement. do alot of sets with low reps but with high weight ex. 5x3-5 at 220#.

Once you can start training for fighting in a gym start to go towards endurance to get ready for the rounds and the stress of those rounds on your muscles. with weights their are two ways I do it, pick 5 upper body excerises and 5 lower body excerises. One day I do upperbody and the nextday I do lower body. Each excerise last for one min them I move to the next no rest until all five a completed, then rest for 1min. I do five sets of this. The other is do 3 sets with high reps 20+. both work good for muscular enduance. You can also us a kettle ball, medican ball, anything you can think of, tractor tires, car tires, just get creative and remember that you are going for endurance or strength.

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oh ok thanks bro that helps alot! yeah ill definatly have to try that, i have a jump rope so now i need to get a kettle ball!

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hey whenever i start training, i dont know if they have the deal where if you pay a certain fee you can take all the classes you want whenever, but if not, should i start with muay thai, bjj, or just an MMA class

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I started with muay thai, but that is because I started out being a thai fighter, this was before I knew about MMA. I would try everything for a couple of classes and see what feels right to you, then perfect that art and move on. The best for you would be to get into a MMA class that will teach you everything at once for that sport. I have a gym close by that does that and it's great. For a low fee I get to work with people on their standup (Muay Thai) and learn BJJ and wrestling. It's all personal prefernce bro. What works for me may not work for you, my strength is stand up were yours my be ground game. Try it all and just see what feels right, but like I said if you can just find a school that teaches MMA. If you need equipment checkout www.cagecombatsports.com the website visually ain't much but he has everything you will need and he is a cool guy and will help you out with getting you the right equipment for your needs, and not just try to get you to buy the most expensive thing he gots if you email him or call him. hit me up if I can be of anymore help bro. best of luck to ya. Oh and remember above everything Chin down and your hands up.

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