I will keep this log up to date more than anything to keep myself accountable. I donÃ¢??t have aspirations of being UFC champion or anything. I'm just a regular guy who likes to challenge himself.
I competed in powerlifting for some time. Best total was 505-335-550=1390 "raw" at about 255lbs. I did pull 600 starting about 2" off the ground on a really good day but never in a meet. So I wasn't terrible but definitely not Ed Coan either. I'd injured my groin a few times doing squats and about a year ago was rehabbing it when I realized I didn't have the passion for the sport I once had and decided to kind of put it on the back burner for the time being.
I began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai soon after that, having gained some weight from being inactive. Since my Dad has always been into martial arts we kind of followed MMA since its early days and I have always been fascinated by the sport.
I started out really just looking to get into a new hobby and get into better shape, but have gotten a lot more serious in the past few months. I am looking to compete in a few BJJ tournaments later this year and hopefully compete in amateur Muay Thai next year.
I am trying out the following schedule for now. I work as a CPA (accountant) so I may miss some days due to working late. However this time of the year is busy but not terribly so, so hopefully that will not be too big of an issue.
Monday: Brazilian Jiu, Jitsu (Gi), Muay Thai
Tuesday: rest or light cardio
Wednesday: Brazilian Jiu, Jitsu (Gi), Muay Thai
Thursday- Brazilian Jiu Jitus (Gi), Mixed Martial Arts
Friday: rest or light cardio
Saturday: Muay Thai (sparring class), Brazilian Jiu, Jitsu (Gi)
Sunday: Weight training
Trying to see how doing weights once a week works out. I've found that maintaining strength doesn't take a whole lot. Also that weights add up to CNS fatigue pretty soon when combined with Martial arts training.