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Old 03-23-2007, 07:38 AM   #1
R. Alan Hester
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Default MMA Training w/Ross Enamaitís II

After trying the health/longevity route with regard to my workouts, I have discovered I need something other than 50 more years of working out to look forward to in order to keep my mind fresh. So I have decided that my being put into a human pretzel would be mentally stimulating. Therefore, in two months I am going to start training BJJ with a little Krav Maga mixed in for some well roundedness 4 nights a week. So my question is this: Would Ross Enamaitís Infinite Intensity program be a good programming choice? I have transitioned to it after using Rippetoeís (peace be upon Him) program with great results. My goals over the next two months are to reduce my weight to a point were I can compete (down the road) at 198 lbs (currently 214), and increase my gas tank so as to allow me to focus on learning technique when I begin, not concentrate on the suck factor.

Anyone have any other suggestions or areas I might need to address (e.g., flexibility) now before I get going?

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Old 03-23-2007, 11:07 AM   #2
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Hey... that was my idea. No advice for you really. Except, maybe take it easy on yourself at first, BJJ seems like it woudl be pretty brain intensive, lot's to learn, You'll need to be ready to absorb. For me, learning new stuff in fatiqued state is harder.

Keep poste on your progress, sounds like fun.
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Old 03-24-2007, 02:22 PM   #3
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use Ross's work, the CF WOD or a ME BB approach to get in phenomenal general condition. Once you start BJJ you might want to cut things back to 2 non-taxing strength sessions per week (LD, Press pull-up. Back extensions and abbs) and possibly one Metcon per week. The bjj will be very demanding...get in good shape before starting then leave some gas in the tank and prioritize BJJ training. A few months down the road you will likely be able to add additional S&C work.
Keep us posted.
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Old 03-24-2007, 02:28 PM   #4
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Robb and Dave,

Thanks for the input. I will revisit this thread after my hazing begins and let you know how I tweak things.

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Old 03-25-2007, 06:21 PM   #5
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Alan, if you look down a couple of threads in the fighting category there are a couple I started and 1 that Yael started that have some really great feedback.

Yael's thread is BJJ drills and mine is BJJ and muscle fatigue.

I have been around martial arts my entire adult life and have never felt like such a total beginner nor been as exhausted as when I first got on the mat. BJJ is a ton of fun and once you get comfortable the suck factor is totally controllable.

What school are you going to be attending?

Most schools will start you in some type of beginners program for a period of time, usually around 8 weeks than move you into the actual grappling classes.

I say go for it and have a blast. If you have any specific questions post them or email me. I can honestly say that I will never forget my first tap out.
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Old 03-25-2007, 07:41 PM   #6
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[quote=Derek Simonds;7263]
What school are you going to be attending?
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Derek,
Thanks for the tips on the threads.

Regarding schools I am still looking.

Anyway, thanks for the offer of assistance.

Alan
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Old 05-18-2007, 09:42 AM   #7
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After moving from SoCal down to Mexico I had a long layoff from training. I acquired Ross Enamait's books. So I just finished Infinite Intensity (50 day program) and I must say it is the best combat sport oriented training book I have done.

I just returned to training Muay Thai, Boxing and BJJ. My endurance has skyrocketed. I had a year layoff from MMA and it was hard making a comeback. I retained my strength (was weight training in the past) and have dropped 13 lbs.

I train under a Sityodtong muay thai certified instructor and BJJ under a black belt instructor with Edson Carvalho's team. They have all started using I.I. program. It works.

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Old 07-11-2007, 01:10 PM   #8
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Mr Hester

Was curious how things have turned out for you since you last started this post.
How did you like Ross' workouts and did you find they helped with your BJJ and stand up?
I have two of Ross' books and think they are awesome for fight prep and general fitness. I helped get two of our fighters ready using his principles and some of his routines and I know they both love and hate him.

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Old 09-27-2007, 08:21 PM   #9
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Alan-
use Ross's work, the CF WOD or a ME BB approach to get in phenomenal general condition. Once you start BJJ you might want to cut things back to 2 non-taxing strength sessions per week (LD, Press pull-up. Back extensions and abbs) and possibly one Metcon per week. The bjj will be very demanding...get in good shape before starting then leave some gas in the tank and prioritize BJJ training. A few months down the road you will likely be able to add additional S&C work.
Keep us posted.
I agree with everything in the above post. I myself am a CrossFit disciple, but I'm also interested in Ross' stuff. Good luck sir.
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:25 PM   #10
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Ross's II really helped out my grappling. I can wrestle for a much longer time now, and i recover faster.

I think if you are just starting BJJ to stick to that for a few months until your body gets used to it and then add in additional S/C work. I find its tough for myself to balance both.


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