I’m looking for some advice on getting in shape this summer. I’ve been weight training for about 3 months now, but the gym I’ve been going to at school was atrocious (it consisted of some machines, a set of dumbells which maxed at 50 lbs, and some cardio equipment). However, now that I’m home I’d like to train more seriously.
A few bits on information about me: I’m 5’11", and 180, with about 20% bf. OF course I’d like to lose fat and gain muscle at the same, but fat loss is definitely my priority. I’ve joined an actual gym, and have been training since I’ve gotten home.
My difficulty is trying to balance weight training with martial arts (my other gym based activity). The gym offers nightly classes in a variety of styles (boxing, Jiu Jitsu, MMA, kickboxing) that last between one and two hours. I’d like to go to as many of these as I can while still training as often as possible. Is class 6 days a week with training in the mornings 3 or 4 days to much? Should I either lift or do martial arts in one day? Should I incorporate any pure cardio into my regime?
My other question is in terms of dieting. I’m currently eating about 2200 cal per day (of clean foods), with about 40p/25c/35f. I’m also taking a multivitamin and fish oil. I’m considering trying Spike and/or HOT-ROX, but I’m worried that either will make me dependent on them in the long term for workouts. What do you guys think?