Im pretty new to mma. I've got a kyokushin and muay thai background, so i'm familiar with the fight game. My question is one that i've struggled with for years, and now seems more relevant now that i've started mma.
Many bodybuilding books/trainers/programs often stress the over training aspect when working out muscles, especially when training for growth. If you are training in competitive fight sports, some of those rules have to be ignored, because there are so many other areas to work on, besides strength, that often involves using the same muscles you may have used earlier in the day.
When it comes to mma, the scope seems to become greater as there are soooo many things to train your body for. Strength, speed, endurance, hitting and absorbing power, and push/pulling squeezing etc. I love all this stuff, but i just cant seem to tell how much is enough, and when it's too much.
I know it would be different for each individual, but do any of you guys have any suggestions on how to spread out, and get the maximum benefits from all the training we need to do, with out overtraining?
I know i've written an essay, and haven't even touched nutrition, but thats another story.
Any suggestions guys? I love to discuss it...