This will be my first go at a log on here.
Last year I got a hair up my ass and after a break of six or seven years, decided that I'd like to take another mma fight before I turn forty. Well, I'm 38 now and have just under 2 years before the big 4-0.
Before I trained in any combat sports I lifted weights and this has always been a constant in my training. I'm going to use this log to record how I get myself in to some sort of shape to fight without being an embarrassment!
At present I'm training two sessions a week at Leicester MMA, splitting between MMA striking and submission grappling. I'm also doing two strength sessions a week and two to three conditioning sessions.
My strength training is based around 5/3/1. I say based as I substitute trapbar deads for squats and do all my pressing with a swissbar.
For conditioning I use sled dragging, fight specific circuits and bag work.
Last week's training consisted of:
5/3/1 '3' week:
Bench + Kroc rows & Dumbell bench + Ab wheel
Trapbar deads + Swissbar press + swissbar Yates row + hanging leg rasises.
Two bagwork sessions 10 x 2mins rounds muay thai.
2 mile hike with a 30kg loaded backpack.
Alongside this I trained two sessions at Leicester MMA - one focusing on clinch/knees the other on submission grappling, mainly around the 'Whizzer' position.
I'll try to keep this log updated as well as adding more detail and different thoughts to my blog.