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how long should a work out be at the very least. im 16 and in grade 12 and i go to the gym 5 days a week for at the least 3 hours (some times i can sneek in 5 hours but not as often as i would like). I'm not training for a fight just trying get better in all aspects with time, just wondering if i should step it up.
 

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Choke_Wire said:
how long should a work out be at the very least. im 16 and in grade 12 and i go to the gym 5 days a week for at the least 3 hours (some times i can sneek in 5 hours but not as often as i would like). I'm not training for a fight just trying get better in all aspects with time, just wondering if i should step it up.

What do you weigh?
What are you goals?
...and training shouldn't be thought of as the amount of hours you spend in the gym, if you aren't doing things right, and so that you get your max out of what exersize you're doing, you can spend 5 hours a day in the gym and it won't help your game a bit.
 

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im 5"7
141 pounds (i know im small)

my goals are just to keep getting my kickboxing better, boxing better, grappling better, cardio better etc...
 

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too much work

if your going to the gym for 3 or sometimes 5 hours, 5 days a week you are spending way too much time there doing way too little. ideally, if you're training to be a MMA fighter you want to keep workouts short and intense. an hour at most. anything more and you're not pushing yourself hard enough in the work you are doing. now that hour only includes resistance training. Cardio is often looked at as a seperate workout that comes after the resistance training. unless of course your focus at the time is cardio and by cardio i mean sprints, running intervals on a treadmill, short bursts to build up the systems that restore ATP. that should be a workout by itself. tactical and technical training is another workout which i personally try to do in the evening with my first workout in the morning. usually i spend no more than 2 hours a day training.
 

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crashsti said:
if your going to the gym for 3 or sometimes 5 hours, 5 days a week you are spending way too much time there doing way too little. ideally, if you're training to be a MMA fighter you want to keep workouts short and intense. an hour at most. anything more and you're not pushing yourself hard enough in the work you are doing. now that hour only includes resistance training. Cardio is often looked at as a seperate workout that comes after the resistance training. unless of course your focus at the time is cardio and by cardio i mean sprints, running intervals on a treadmill, short bursts to build up the systems that restore ATP. that should be a workout by itself. tactical and technical training is another workout which i personally try to do in the evening with my first workout in the morning. usually i spend no more than 2 hours a day training.

I agree... You shouldn't have to spend 3 or 5 hours a day in a gym.
Esp being that light
 

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k i get what you guys are saying. i didn't get into details with my work out but it seems im doing everything right. I have running as a seperate workout and i push my self really hard at the gym when i am there in all aspects of mma. so thanks i know know that i dont need to setp it up
 

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Whoa, 5 days a week.......3-5 hours? damn man. If I may say something, that's overtraining ..keep your training in moderation. It's not bad to step it up and push yourself but just dont go over the limits. Just giving some advice.
 

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im glad u guys finnaly made me relize that im not UNDERworking my self. untill now i had it in my mind that i had been undertraining.
 

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Choke_Wire said:
im glad u guys finnaly made me relize that im not UNDERworking my self. untill now i had it in my mind that i had been undertraining.

No, but I think the point we might be trying to make is...
Its impossible to efficiently spend 5 hours at a gym.
You are doing things you don't need to, or spending too much time resting.
SOMETHING. lol
 

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overtraining can be WORSE than undertraining. You need to get an efficient hour reisitance program and an hour to 1.5 hour cardio (that is done seperate, like earlier in the day etc). sleep 8+ at minimum for recovery. And dont forget to EAT.

If you arent tired in an hour than you ARENT working hard enough and NEED to step it up.
 

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well...not to be rude but this didn't help me a whole lot. thanks anyway guys even though i didn't get a whole lot out of it.
 

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Choke_Wire said:
well...not to be rude but this didn't help me a whole lot. thanks anyway guys even though i didn't get a whole lot out of it.
well..it sorta did help you..you even said it yourself

"im glad u guys finnaly made me relize that im not UNDERworking my self. untill now i had it in my mind that i had been undertraining."

We made you realize that you're not undertraining. But overtraining can be just as bad. Refer to "Drivenfaster's" post. So I don't know what you mean, because clearly these guys are just giving advice to not overtrain. You asked how long a workout should be, and these people are giving you answers, if you arent feeling tired at all in an hour to an hour and a half...then clearly you aren't pushing yourself. I don't know what gives you the energy to workout for 5 hours and it's either you are taking long ass breaks or you just say you train 5 hours yet you aint steppin it up. Anyone can say, "I do 5 hours a day of working out" But that don't mean sh!t if you're just exhausting yourself.....train like 1-2 days a week man..your muscles need to repair/recover...i hope that helped at least...if not then i don't know what the hell you want lol :p..btw don't take this offensively in any way just trying to make a point/help you.
 

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ok thx guys but ive got ill i need out of this thread...thank you
 
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