I used to go with really heavy weights combined with cardio...cardio six days a week in the mornings, weights in the afternoon four or five days a week. I was 255 lbs, at 6'2', and could hit really hard but found my stamina sucked. Then I switched to cardio six days and weights only three days, and less weights with more reps. Went down to 205 lbs, and I felt a LOT stronger, still hit plenty hard enough and had a lot more stamina. So, I don't know, that's just how it worked for me, everyone is different I guess. I also found diet can really make a difference in how strong a person feels. I went on a veg diet for six months, but used a lot of protein powder, and felt kinda weak at times, not sure why. Was really ripped and could work out for hours, but just didn't feel as good somehow, so maybe there's other stuff in meats besides protein that help?
I'm in school, so understand that MMA isn't my only priority, butttt, I train four days a week in Martial Arts,
Monday - JJJ - 2 hours
Tues- TKD 2 hours
Weds- JJJ 3 hours
Thurs- TKD 2.5 hours
And then on Saturday I do Cardio.
now allthough i've been in into the mma world for a long time.
I haven't yet begun training and i wanted to know if you could give me some pointers on some good methods of cardio training. my stamina sucks and i'm looking to improve that. any information you could share would be helpfull.
also i to am from canada. I was born in Calgery.
IMO the best way to improve Cardio is to skip. If you haven't trained Cardio, I'll be impressed if you could skip for 15 minutes nonstop. Start with that, every other day. And then Do it every day.. Then every day for 20 minutes.. And keep going up. Also, I suggest Pushups on your palms.. Then when you can do 25 of them easy. Go to your fingertips.. Then, when you can do 25 easy, take away one finger.. ANd keep going until you are only on your thumb...
OK, some of you might not believe this, but when i started i took a pretty single minded approach to fight training. My philosophy is simple: If you want to be better, practice. If you want to be a better fighter, practice fighting.Here's my every other day regimen:
30 minutes of uninterupted boxing w gloves (for striking form)
30 minutes of uninterupted boxing w/o gloves (for knuckle conditioning)
20 minutes of pounding wrestling practice w a bag
20 minutes of take down practice (taking down and taking hits)
Sample fight sparring with sparring gear (standard UFC fight regulations)
On the off days i do combat conditioning (only using my body weight) and 20 minutes of cardio to keep in shape.
now I have not done much actual Martial arts training as of late, still do some sword work and Kata on occasion, and I have been out of the gym for the last year, (moved, started a family and work way to much but things) But I was following the Body For Life program and had some excellent results I was using both the diet and exercise aspect of the program I do recomend it
I am very new to the world of mma.( just a few months into) I feel I have excellent coaches where I am at.
I want to do everything perfect, I might train on 2 different things for the whole night.(2 hours) then we might hit the mats for a while just to get used to sparring.
really watch fights there is no such thing as being perfect its more like just making the fewest mistakes and taking advantage of your opponents mistakes he may only make one and you need to be ready to capatilize on it
true there are lots of sloppy fighters... but at the same time.. name one perfect fighter.. there is not one that is perfect, that implies lack of flaws willnot make mistakes, not even bruce lee could have been called that even by his most die hard fans which I am one of, though I do applaud your desire to be so.. do ever expect to actually be perfect, its just not going to happen
I strength train on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays for an hour. And Tuesdays and Thursday I have my Tai Chi class. I was never one to do cardio but my Tai Chi instructor is slowly motivating me to do so.
Always sparr with live person. Don't just hit the bags. The bags don't punch back. The old saying "learn to take a punch then give a punch" can be very true. It's better to get your bell rung in the gym than on fight night. And make sure you sparr heavy. If you want to be a fighter then fight everytime you train.
oh I know that. they already told me that they are gonna teach me everything. But, it will be me that decides on what I am gonna do in the ring. For instance, my coach (Jason Reinhardt) is a smaller guy. He is not much of a kicker, as where I am 6'7" and my leg might leave the ground a few times.(hopefully just from the kicking, not from a matt hughes style slam)