Bodybuilding and MMA
Anyone do both like me?
Everytime i go to the gym the day before mma, i am weaker than i usually am and my muscles hurt like fuck.
I know its all to do with recovery e.t.c.
just wondering what you guys do.
Originally Posted by ChokeYouOut
I train weights Mon/Wed/Sat and I do BJJ Tue/Fri/Sat. My sat weight session is the easiest out of the 3
are you seeing results with your bodybuilding though? and my mma sessions are pretty rough on the body
and are you doing mostly compound movements or isolation?
Last edited by ChokeYouOut; 03-01-2009 at 04:12 PM.
I have done since I have a coach telling me what to do. I do a lot of compound mainly with a few isolation thrown in. I have found with a decent diet it is not that bad and enough sleep to be honest.
Originally Posted by ChokeYouOut
But yes, I have felt muscles getting bigger (im a fat bastard so cant really see them) and also strength gains, enough rest and good diet is key imo.
It is hard if you have a serious case of DOMS though lol
thanks for the replies man
When I had the luxury of gym time and mma time (when i was at Uni) I never really found DOMS from my weights affected my training. I didn't 'bodybuild' though and didn't do any isolation exercises as such. It was all mainly compound e.g. squat/deadlift/olympics lifts and BW like dips and pull-ups. The catch is that if you want to concentrate on MMA then bodybuilding will have to take a back seat and vice versa. If you're happy doing both in sync then you probably won't be as great doing either as you could be had you focused on one, but you can still get good gains from both just not the maximum gains available.
For me, aesthetic gains weren't a goal of my lifting but they did come through what i was doing and even then it wasn't in size much, although there was a little, as I didn't gain much weight and only concentrated on strength gains through low reps with high weight.
Man, i wish i didn't have to work full time again haha.
I can only see 'body building' having a negative effect on your MMA training to be honest , but im not a specialist in the subject.
I work fulltime on a shift pattern , 6am-2pm 2pm-10pm.
my training schedule is this:
monday - 3pm Gym , 7pm kickboxing
tuesday - 3pm Gym , 7pm kickboxing , 8pm BJJ GI
wednesday - 6pm BJJ private , 7pm BJJ GI
thursday - 3pm Gym , 7pm MMA specifics.
friday - 3pm Gym , 6pm stand up sparring , 7pm BJJ sparring
saturday - 10am Gym
sunday - 10am BJJ No-GI , 12noon MMA specifics and conditioning.
Gym everyday at 10am to work on cardio mainly. Its very rare I do any power exercises. I mainly go for high reps.
Friday is the same as when im on the 6-2 shift and so is the weekend.
Im due to start wrestling on saturdays.
** Would just like to note that when I do my gym work I try and train my body in such a way that is useful for fighting. I work my grips and pulling motions alot.
Last edited by steve_langford; 03-01-2009 at 05:14 PM.
I am, and i agree, so does pretty much every S&C coach thats involved with high perfomance atheletes.
Originally Posted by steve_langford
Martin "50 Cal" Stapleton
I want to get big, but want it to be muscle and not fat which is useless.
Sort of like a Ken Shamrock/Sean Sherk type physique.
The King of Crase
Sean Sherk has admitted to using a bodybuilding style weight regime and, fair enough, he is quite good; but look at him, no stopping power, boring as shit to watch. Not exactly ideal.