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Old 01-25-2010, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Big questions about cardio days!! help me out

Hey, As an aspiring amateur fighter, I rate cardio as my number one thing to train, aside from technique. I want to be the type of fighter like clay guida, just always go go go. But i do have some big questions!

The first, anaerobic vs aerobics. My normal routine is a light jog in the morning either outside or in my house, followed by some heavy bag drills for 3x5 minute rounds, and some tae bo style stretches and shadow boxing. Totals up to about 30-50 mins before work. My goal is to keep my heart rate below 140, kind of in a fat burning zone. But, later on in the day, I do my hardcore anaerobic v02 max kinda stuff. Throwing tires, burpees, sprints, stair running, etc. My question is, is it safe to do these on the same day, or should i break it up better? I usually have 2 of these per week, and the <140 cardio most mornings combined with different stuff(pushups, abs, weight lifting)

2nd... how much is too much? is the straight up fatigue feeling your heart and lungs telling you you have had too much? I always feel like i can push it further but i dont want to die of a heart attack at 23...so any help about finding my training limits too. PS...sorry for the huge post
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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sorry i dont have time to respond in full ,mite come back later, but id reccomend tryin to replecate the conditions of whatever sport you want to achieve conditioning in(obviously MMA in this case), as much as you can in training. i like to do 3 minute rounds on heavy bag or pads, an then 2 mins of sprawls, running the length of the room on all 4s(crabwalking !?) ect, anythin to replicate the sort of movements you want to make in the fight.
obviously long distance jogs ect are always goin to benefit your cardio and overall fitness, but i think whatever sports your trying to achieve fitness for, you shud always train in a similar time restaints as in the fight, that way you wont get caught short. i can run at a steady pace for a very long time without ever really being out of breath or feeling challeneged, but put me in a ring or bag session for 5 min rounds an im blowing out my ass lol.
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