Thanks for the solid advice guys, much appreciated.
I was thinking of a periodized approach, but I could just be over thinking things.
Right now I am training BJJ 4x a week, Judo/wrestling 1x, weight lifting 2x, and strongman 1x.
Do you suggest I just keep training smart on a day-to-day basis and not worry about the small details?
Also, my coach/training partner is about 5’10" 280-300 pounds. Some of the guys I roll live with are a bit taller than me but not much. Most are 135-160 or so, but a couple are 190, and my conditioning and strength is much better than both, my technique better than one of them, and a bit lesser than the other. They provide for great training partners as they are weighing what I will be competing with. Around here I think my biggest obstacle will be taking on good wrestlers.
My coach trained with Phil Torres if any of you have heard of him. He is teaching me quite a few combos as well as judo throws at the moment. I love this shit.
I am proud of a 275 power clean and 225 power jerk so I think that power is something that I can bring to the table in my weight class. I am using CT’s layering system 2x a week, once with each movement. This provides me with whole body workouts, as well as some pretty awesome conditioning. And of course strongman stuff once a week, which is great to clear my head and have some fun (not that the rest of my training isn’t fun!).
And of course nutrition - I am basically eating until I am full, and not worrying about stuffing my face as if I was bulking. Damn it feels good. Chicken, rice, steak, potatoes - the basics.
Also I would like to make clear (since I mentioned strength and conditioning) that I am well aware that these are not everything, but I do think that they supplement skill quite well. Being stronger and having better endurance has saved my ass a few times at practice, where I was unable to sub an opponent. But skill is everything and I plan on being the best I can.
I will be competing at a Midwest Grappling Challenge in Sioux Falls, South Dakota this coming August.