I need more gas...

Discussion in 'MMA Forum' started by Hudson1984, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. Hudson1984

    Hudson1984 New Member Full Member

    Jul 20, 2018
    Hi all,

    so, I took a break from any training as we'd made an agreement to have no injuries for our wedding :D, then I got too used to sitting on my arse so found it hard to get back into things.

    Went to first Judo session last night and geez i'm broken!

    i'd been doing other arts but I've decided to have a complete change around and my current week looks like this:

    Monday: Off
    Tuesday: Judo
    Wednesday: off
    Thursday: Boxing
    Friday: BJJ 1-2-1 session
    Saturday: off
    Sunday: AM - BJJ PM - long walk with the dog.

    So, clearly gaps there but I don't want to end up overtraining either.

    What I struggle with is both muscle endurance and purely cardio capacity. One round of hard randori/sparring and i'm shattered.

    Anything I should be adding to training or purely carry on with the above and weight for results?
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  2. sjp17

    sjp17 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 22, 2011
    Running or Cycling, to build up your fitness and conditioning , or swimming
  3. sjp17

    sjp17 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 22, 2011
    Every great comeback starts with a pair of runners !
  4. mirkofilipovic

    mirkofilipovic ESB Management Full Member

    Jan 7, 2014
    Buy the most expensive pair of shoes you could get your hands on, once you have it, you are set! There is no stopping you, the sky's the limit!

    -Adidas sales representative
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  5. elmaldito

    elmaldito Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    Intermittent fasting/keto
  6. The Funny Man 7

    The Funny Man 7 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 1, 2005
    You didn't list your age and that will have some influence on what I'd recommend.

    At any rate I'd suggest using an elliptical machine at least three times a week. Keep it at moderate resistance and do two relatively long workouts, maybe on Monday and Friday, and then Wednesday do a shorter workout, maybe 20 minutes with high intensity intervals.

    Frank Shamrock really preached the utility of ellipticals, and its one of the best tools for weigh loss, increasing VO2 max, and integrity a variety of resisteances and intervals in. I think Mikey Garcia is heavily into the elliptical as well. It has all the benefits of swimming, but without the time investment required to master a variety of strokes.

    I do bjj 8/9 times per week (sometimes training twice a day) and I'm in my late 20s and the elliptical is awesome for avoiding injuries. There isn't as much impact so you avoid the injury bug, which is a looming threat as we age. It also gives a more complete and a more strenuous workout than cycling, which I also like.

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