I was just wondering about the workouts/routines professional and amateur athletes have to go through and the effects it has on their bodies. I know they’re already in much better shape than an average person but take this guy…
Buakaw Por Pramuk…he’s one of the best (if not the best) kickboxer/stand up fighter in the world and he trains EIGHT HOURS A DAY, 6 days a week and the man is extremely ripped. But isn’t that way too much on his body to handle even with supplements like whey and creatine? I was on the swim team in high school and practice was 2 hours a day and I was worn out almost every day same with football practice in Freshman year.
Guys like Michael Phelps who do 5-6 hours straight of intensive swim everyday are in such good shape. IMO, this contradicts the common theory that its overtraining if you do more than lift 4 days a week or if you intense cardio for more than half an hour, etc.
Now it brings us to my question, I lift heavy 3 times a week and do cardio 2-3 times, I want to start doing some more things related to cardio like hitting the bags again and sparring cause I used to do it a lot last year, and I was also thinking about trying out this wrestling club at my school and they go at it pretty hard even for beginners and their schedule is on the same days that I lift, so I was wondering if its even possible that doing this (and making up by eating more) will not stunt my muscle gains.