Originally Posted by Brian Lawyer
Also if you were wondering, I would be doing 3-4 days a week MMA technique except I can't afford to join an MMA gym. So I get freebies from my old MMA coach plus 2-3 quality sparring partners. I can count on them for usually one to two workouts per week.
ouch. i know what that's like though. i used to live somewhere where monthly starting fees were $180/month, and that wasn't even for every class. now i train somewhere where it's $75/month for 5days a week, ~3hour of mat time. most of my college friends think that's steep, but i try to assure them that it's a damn good deal compared to other places.
sorry you were askin for a monday workout and it's almost the end of monday, but it's finals now and i got a structural biochem exam tomorrow.
do you want a road work type workout? personally when i'm doing one of these type of workouts, i mix together jump roping, sledge hammer+tire, KB's, pullups and pushups. i try to keep it as basic as possible because i don't want to stress out my CNS with complex forms during a long lasting endeavor.
it's kinda like what i read muhammad ali did. generally i stick to the jumprope for most of the time. once i feel like i have a good amount of wind and energy, i'll do one of the other exercises. i don't go balls out interval style. i try to keep decent form, and go until i feel the very beginnings of dragging, or when my form begins to deteriorate. if i get a little too tired and i start catching the jump rope on my feet too much, i'll switch to wall ball with a 10# ball and a ~10 foot high spot. this generally helps me recover for more jump roping.
i try to feel a flow/pace during this endeavor, and i try not to break it. it's not crossfit intense, it's not boring, but it's kinda envigorating (kinda like dancing maybe?). i try to make it feel how an actual competition feels when you're trying to conserve energy
. it's that feeling where you put forth proper effort when needed, but you don't ever (i'm gonna quote my instructor on this) "insist
" on anything.
i generally do 15-20 minute sessions so that i don't cause much cortisol release. if i'm in the mood or "feeling it," i'll go longer. i find that you will mentally know when you need to stop.
right now my workouts are OL, gymnastics, conditioning (either above or a metcon). dunno if this helps, but i haven't had any strength or conditioning problems in BJJ for a long time now. if i get beaten, it's probably because the guy was better.