I just started mma training. I’m trying to set up an efficient routine that will help my training but won’t gas me out. I am doing an upper lower split working out 4x a week. I’m working in the 6-8 rep range since I heard that’s a good mix of strength and muscle. I can afford to build muscle bevause there is quite a bit of fat I could lose.
Lower body consists of just deadlifts and squats. 4 sets of each. Should I throw some calf raises in?
Upper body is bent over row and pull ups with weights 4 sets each. Then incline barbell press and dips with weight 4 sets each. Then I do some band face pulls for shoulder health and like 2-3 sets of curls and extensions.
This is what I started following. I have read a lot of Eric Cressey and he reccomends athletes who use their shoulders a lot stay away from overhead pressing because it’s easier to overuse the shoulder joint. I will follow his advice.
What can I do for core work since apparently this is really important aspect to mma? I was thinking of progressing my way into abwheel rollouts for now.
Advice is welcome.