I am certain this has been discussed before but I am curious on the more experience combat athletes view on this. In grappling, mainly wrestling, it is an intense 7 minute war. This would make you think that you should focus on a sort of training that mimics this. So mainly train anaerobically sprints and similar activities would be best.
I have a buddy who graduated with a degree in exercise science and has his cscs and training is his passion. He also recently began wrestling which really impressed me because seriously who picks up such a hard sport in their early twenties. Anyways he suggested I do roadwork because even in wrestling my aerobic system is contributing to my energy output. He stated that for the most part a persons anaerobic potential is genetically limited yet someones arobic capacity is less hindered by genetic limitations and can be improved immensely.
I figured I would incorporate two roadwork sessions in addition to my normal training at five miles in 60 minutes.
I would like some opinion in regards to whether my efforts would be better spent training in some other manner or if my friend is right and that I should also train my aerobic systems as well instead of focusing mainly on anaerobic training.
Thanks for those who read and respond.