I’ve just taken up full Kyokushin Karate and I’m trying to work out a training split that will let me work out at the gym and still go to practice twice a week.
My goal is a change in body composition. I’d like to eat at maintenance level and let the karate and weight training do it’s thing. I’m not too sure about goals right now, since I’ve put on a lot of extra fat during my bulk, and I hate not fitting into my clothes.
I’m a teacher in Japan and we’ve been on holidays, and it’s been totally screwing up my routine.
Right now I’m thinking
Tues: Upper body
Thurs: Lower body
Sat: Upper body
Kyokushin is full-contact karate, but there’s no punching to the face (you can totally kick 'em in the head though). Thus you tend to end up pounding on each others torsos a lot, trying to elicit a show of pain or wind them. Kicks are also used heavily.
Option 2 is:
Tues: Waterbury’s Total Body Training day 1
Thurs: Waterbury’s Total Body Training day 3
Sat: Waterbury’s Total Body Training day 5
And so on…
Any advice would be much appreciated