Yolked Up wrote:
It’s quite busy, but recently i’ve been wanting to start some strength traninig. Up till now ive just been using bodyweight exercises, so i’m completely new to freeweights.
Here’s what my routine looks like on most weeks:
Mon/Wed/Fri - AM
BW exercises mostly chins, pulls, dips and inverted rows usually for a total of 15 sets in a circuit and then cardio using a versaclimber
Tue/Thur - Am
Mon-Fri - PM
Muay thai either classes or an hour on the heavy bag and conditioning (mostly jump rope)
Then I rest on the weekends .
How could I add weight training into this?
I’m thinking of adding a 5x5 dumbell routine in place of most of the calisthenics (would this work well?) I’m not aiming to become bigger, just stronger.
You could substitute two of the calisthenic workouts for strength training…say lift on Mon and Fri…but still keep bodyweight stuff on Wed. Keep in mind all the other stuff that you are doing…especially with the hill sprints.
Your Muay Thai classes are on Mon and Fri,correct?[/quote]
My muay thai classes are usually monday, wed and fri and heavy bag work tue and thur. I think you’re right about substituting the bodyweight exercises.
But was thinking of:
Workout A Workout B
Db Front Squat 5x5 Db Front Squat 5x5
Db Bench Press 5x5 Db Overhead Press 5x5
Dumbbell Snatch 5x5 1 Leg Db Deadlift 5x5
weighted Pull-ups/Chin-ups 3xF weighted Dips 3xF
Three times a week and for now just attending class three times per week too with one day full rest. Sucks that I can’t do everything, but this would probably get me results since faster since i’m looking for strength gains, well that’s what i’m aiming for lol. Thanks for the input.