Not sure if this is the right forum, but here goes. . .
I’ve currently got a couple of months off before I start med. school in the fall. I want to devote a lot of that time to BJJ training, maybe going 5-6 times a week. Problem is, I also have the goal of adding some size and strength during that time as well (a lot of this would be simply recovering former strength levels, diminished after a couple of months off).
Anyway, I know that these goals are at least a little opposed, to say the least: BJJ training, according to what I’ve read by Waterbury (10x3 Article), would cause the conversion of type I fibers to type II, halting or slowing hypertrophy and strength gains. On the other hand, I’ve also read that this type of training might actually be beneficial to hypertrophy/strength development. I think I read something along those lines in 100 reps to bigger muscles, about people using muscles constantly in a low-load, aerobic sense experiencing a lot of size.
Anyway, I was just wondering what those of you who participate in both strength training and BJJ have experienced. Thanks in advance for any help and advice.