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stormtrooper
05-25-2003, 05:25 PM
this question is to get some knowledge from those of you out there who train mma.say your a mma trainer (some of you may actually be) what daily training routine would you prescribe to a student of the following fitness levels to get them in shape and on the track to full time fighting?
1. beginner (just walked in)
2. intermediate (good shape but still needs lots of work)
3. advanced (almost ready for full time fighting)

VulgarTheClown
05-25-2003, 05:37 PM
that all depends on the persons strength and there personal style

stormtrooper
05-25-2003, 05:44 PM
uhh let me think for say its like submission wrestling and kickboxing

Curly Howard
05-25-2003, 09:47 PM
Stormtrooper, A lot depends on what weight you plan on fighting at. I would suggest working on your cardio before anything. Weight training will help but too much muscle can hurt you.

Jogging/running....Jump rope....swimming....stretching (as in working your legs to get them to bend more,spread your legs out and stretch them as far as you can)
exercises that work all the joints like your knees.

As a beginner or really at any level, cardio and getting your body ready to handle the type of work you're about to start doing is the key. You'll have to decide what you can fit in to your day as time allows.

There is a thread in the stand up forum on a beginner boxing workout that may
help.

http://www.globalmma.net/community/showthread.php?s=&threadid=5264

Also you can check guys like Chris Chaos's training journal and pick up some stuff from them. Ask questions in the journals if you have any and they usually will be glad to answer.

After cardio and technique you'll have to sit down and figure out what your weaknesses are and work on them. In my opinion, working your brain, technique and cardio are the most important thing in fighting. Guys like Jeremy Horn and Matt Lindland are good examples of that.
I don't know if anyone can make you a daily workout without knowing anything about you. So I would just start with the cardio and training, then work on any problem areas and then strength training.

stormtrooper
05-25-2003, 10:17 PM
hey Curly


thanks for the feedback bro. ive posted this same question on titoortiz.com and mma.tv and this is the most feedback so far. you got my props
what kinda cardio routine would you suggest i mean like a day of cardio training would start and end how? how would you recommend a way to go from morning till evening. (ofcourse not entire cardio all day but what routine do u like ?

VulgarTheClown
05-25-2003, 10:25 PM
man you gotta rest.

i was doin 5-8 hours of training a day I had good results but got sick easily and hurt more cause my body was so worn out.

stormtrooper
05-25-2003, 10:39 PM
yea i know that i was just wanting an example of what type of cardio i should do like ie... 6am-8am , 12-2pm, and finaly 4-6pm
im gonna try my best to be a cardio machine like (tito) that man is a cardio machine ive been trying to find out his routine but no luck so far. at least without buying his tapes

VulgarTheClown
05-25-2003, 10:42 PM
he trains is high altitude for at least a month before his fight so when he comes to fight the air pressure is more and he gets better air tahts his secret

Curly Howard
05-25-2003, 10:50 PM
It kind of depends on your area and what you have available to use. Swimming is excellent to build cardio and muscle. Good ol fashion running is great too. I mean the more you do the better but you can burn yourself out and be prone to injury if you go too much. I don't know what kind of shape you're in but I would run or jog in the morning. Just go as far as you can and then build from there. Then do some swimming one day then jump rope the next. Then maybe some shadow boxing at night. This is what I do when time permits. I work and have 2 kids so sometimes I miss a workout.
Jog in the morning...about an hour or so.
every other day I do 3 ten minute all out bursts on the exercise bike
then the next day I have a stair climbing machine I use for about an hour while I watch TV.
I also alternate shadow boxing and jumping rope at night.

check out this guys web site. He has some great info on it

http://www.veloforce.net/

I can't really set times and workouts for you. You'll have to do that on how your body feels and what time you have available.

stormtrooper
05-25-2003, 10:50 PM
thats kick a** thanks for the info (not that i can afford to go up north to train lol) but noone else has gave me that info yet. do u know of any of his cardio activities or do u have any good one's? i want to have great cardio but i dont wanna be one of those bikers,runners, etc i wanna implement that into mma.

stormtrooper
05-25-2003, 11:09 PM
thanks for the info guys. i beleive i found a new place to post my training and fitness questions. i was very impressed by the info . thanks alot

VulgarTheClown
05-25-2003, 11:15 PM
welcome

DOGGx0
05-26-2003, 04:02 AM
Originally posted by stormtrooper
this question is to get some knowledge from those of you out there who train mma.say your a mma trainer (some of you may actually be) what daily training routine would you prescribe to a student of the following fitness levels to get them in shape and on the track to full time fighting?
1. beginner (just walked in)
2. intermediate (good shape but still needs lots of work)
3. advanced (almost ready for full time fighting)

bro, fabiano iha is my trainer. i had one of my other buddies do an interview with him for the site. we covered some of the questions you need answered.


As far as beginer and/ or never doing any martial arts/ nhb training ever.......and what they should expect whether they want to learn for self knowledge or for wanting to become a pro fighter, you should check out an interview we did with Fabiano Iha, (Click Here for interview) (http://www.globalmma.com/interviews/iha.php).

Also I personally did an interview with a friend of mine who also trains under Fabiano and is an active pro fighter with over 20 pro fights.... so to see what his training consist of, briefly, check it out, his name is Chad Washburn, (Click here for interview) (http://www.globalmma.com/interviews/washburn.php).

DOGGx0
05-26-2003, 04:08 AM
Originally posted by stormtrooper
thanks for the info guys. i beleive i found a new place to post my training and fitness questions. i was very impressed by the info . thanks alot

good to hear. :)

just wait till during the week... you'll see more responces as we have a good amount of people who train and post their trials, tribulations and their personal help on this board; from "noobies to the game", to fighters in training, amatuer fighters, pro fighters. this site is great for info and help, so you def. came to the right place. :)

lookin forward to seeing you around more often, bud.

stormtrooper
05-26-2003, 09:53 AM
thanks for the link Dogg^x0
like i said ive posted this question on the sites that i post on regularly and got really no feed back what so ever. and with me being a newbie here i am deeply suprised with the responses i got . thanks again

VulgarTheClown
05-26-2003, 09:55 AM
we like newbies.

actually i think thats the first time i've said newbie here.

we don't descriminate aginst the noobs.

stormtrooper
05-26-2003, 10:06 AM
lol most places when your new your post may get alot of views but if it does get an answer its a 1 or 2 word one like an answer for this would be .......train or cardio