Originally Posted by sove
You always have good advice man. Thanks! You just confirmed my suspicions.
My cardio and strength are good, but it seems like boxing and JJ are working my body in a new way. I've known I wanted to fight MMA for about a year now and planned it out in advance. I started with weight training and conditioning since I had never lifted weights before. I was running at least 75-100 miles a week for a while, so my upper body was pretty damn weak. So I've lifted weights hardcore for 7 months, more than doubled the weight I was lifting at the beginning (I could barely bench press 75#!!!!). I've been doing plyometric exercises, etc. Once I got to a decent strength/endurance level I joined a mma gym and here I am!!! It is F*&*ing exciting!!!! I think my plan was a good one. I would have been screwed had I started rolling without doing strength training first.
Yes, Boxing and BJJ will work new muscles that you may not have known you even had before. And seeing as how you have just started boxing, your technique is probably not as good as you'd like, so your arm is probably sore after workouts correct? Don't worry, once you get better technique that will stop.
Wow, seems like you are a pretty smart person, and you have a good plan. Sounds like you must have excellent cardio and I wish you luck with your MMA training. Have fun and learn as much as you can!