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Is this enough training for MMA

Postby TheVeganFighter » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:27 am

Is doing this routine enough to progress and build towards a career in MMA in your opinion?

I am seeing huge Improvements in BJJ, however I train Gi, which is not Ideal.

Monday

3 Hours BJJ (1 drills, 1 sparring, one private session)

Tuesday

1 hour Kickboxing + 24 miles cycling (12 miles there, then back)

Wednesday

3 hours BJJ again

Thursday

1 hour Kickboxing + 24 miles cycling (12 miles there, then back)

Friday

1 hour Kickboxing + 24 miles cycling (12 miles there, then back)

Saturday

1 hour Kickboxing + 24 miles cycling (12 miles there, then back)
6 mile run

Sunday

Weights and swimming
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Re: Is this enough training for MMA

Postby rattus » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:01 pm

I think you could squeeze another hour of BJJ in, if you really tried.
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Re: Is this enough training for MMA

Postby baldy » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:05 pm

What about a rest day?

I am no MMA expert but unless you are trying to cut weight all that cycling might be a waste. Better to do interval training to develop your endurance specifically for the length you plan to fight each round. Or is it just the commute?
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Re: Is this enough training for MMA

Postby TheVeganFighter » Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:58 pm

baldy wrote:What about a rest day?

I am no MMA expert but unless you are trying to cut weight all that cycling might be a waste. Better to do interval training to develop your endurance specifically for the length you plan to fight each round. Or is it just the commute?


I can't afford the bus on top of training, plus it helps build my cardio and get rid of fat, tbh I manage to snag lifts a lot of the time, Also just so you all know The muaythai is down to about 2 to 3 hours a week because of unforeseen problems responsibilities etc.
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Re: Is this enough training for MMA

Postby TheVeganFighter » Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:03 pm

But yeah I am about 155 pounds at the moment but I am going to go down to around 125 to 140 depending what feels natural, I was down to around 136 when I was Vegan but when I started eating meat Again it flew up, Started Vegan again so the transition in weight is pretty natural.
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Re: Is this enough training for MMA

Postby NatB » Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:17 am

Would suggest you try fit some Strength and Conditioning classes in, specifically ones which focus on explosive power, and ideally with an MMA coach.

Is there a reason you only train GI? at my gym you have the option to do either in the BJJ classes.
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Re: Is this enough training for MMA

Postby Heinrich » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:31 am

For a career youre gonna need some kind of standup-ground-tansitioning like Wrestling or MMA classes. But since you already have a long way to your Kickboxing, I guess theres no MMA school nearby.

I also would need a day or two rest, Im not looking for a career though.
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Re: Is this enough training for MMA

Postby TheVeganFighter » Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:21 pm

Heinrich wrote:For a career youre gonna need some kind of standup-ground-tansitioning like Wrestling or MMA classes. But since you already have a long way to your Kickboxing, I guess theres no MMA school nearby.

I also would need a day or two rest, Im not looking for a career though.



Well I could have MMA classes for free at the gym I do BJJ at, but I wanted to do a standup class in a chosen martial art, the MMA classes look pretty lame, I should probably do them though shouldnt I, I mean it would save me alot of money.
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Re: Is this enough training for MMA

Postby V-Igor » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:28 pm

I'm traning for MMA too. :twisted:

I am seeing huge Improvements in BJJ, however I train Gi, which is not Ideal.


You should do both, gi and no gi.
Add at least one technical training of wrestling or no gi judo in the week.
Add one or two mma class too.


Are you preparing yourself for a MMA fight or just improving your technic?

If you are just improving your technic at the moment(like me), you shouldn't cicle end run too much... and focus on the technical training. Techninc comes first.
Weights 3 times per week, working all the body in every train, is the most recommended.
3 or 4 hours of train per day, 5 or 6 times per week, i think is enought.
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Re: Is this enough training for MMA

Postby MiracleClay » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:43 pm

It seems like you aren't doing enough cross-training or physical conditioning, plus there is a lack of No-Gi, MMA, and Wrestling.

My brother has been doing MMA-related stuff for a few years and this is a rough idea of what his schedule looks like:

Monday:

Morning - 30-60 min. of Conditioning/1 hour of Kickboxing
Afternoon/Evening - 1 hour of MMA Class

Tuesday:

Morning - 2 hours of BJJ (Gi)
Afternoon/Evening - 1 hour Muy Thai Private

Wednesday:

Morning - 30-60 min. of Conditioning/1 hour of Kickboxing
Afternoon/Evening - 1 hour of Core Strength Conditioning

Thursday:

Morning - 2 hours of BJJ (Gi)
Afternoon/Evening - 2 hours of Wrestling/NoGi

Friday:

Morning: 30-60 min. of Conditioning/1 hour of Kickboxing
Afternoon/Evening - MMA Class or 1 hour Muy Thai Private

Saturday:

1-2 hours of Conditioning/Kickboxing/BJJ

Sunday:

Day Off

He even throws in some random yoga classes, park workouts, cross-fit circuit training, etc.

But you can't just be doing Gi BJJ, Kickboxing, and riding your bike, need more diverse conditioning and martial arts training.
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