Ok guys, I've started training Muay Thai just before Christmas. I've been doing MMA and BJJ on and off for years, but striking has always been my niche, where I feel at home. So I found this incredible gym to train at called Siam no 1 ( Toronto Canada) and I feel that I have really found my home as far as training martial arts goes. So one of the head coaches told me that if I start training more regularly, like 4 times a week, that he would put me in fight.
So obviously I'm ridiculously excited and can't wait. My concern is however that i am going to lose my muscle mass. A tiny bit of background info: I started training weights when I was 17, I was built like a string bean at 6 foot and 150 pounds. I am now 25 and have finally hit 190 after 8 years.
Ok so getting to the point : the consitioning that these dudes do puts the damn army to shame. I was in for four years, infantry. It pains me to admit this but it's true. So I am here hoping that some of you battle hardened veterans can shed some light on how I can balance my weight training, while training for a fight, and still hopefully GAIN muscle. In this past two years I've developed a serious passion for the iron and uave been starting to get into powerlifting. I just hit 405 Deadlift last week. So I really don't wanna give up one passion for another.
Guys any and all advice is welcome. Those of you who have been in my position and can offer some wisdom, it would he greatly appreciated.