I'm taking mma classes once a week and my trainer has advised me to use he 5x5 method of weight lifting.
I have come up with the following and would like some advice as to wether it looks ok or wether there is too little/too much per session:-
Power clean & Press- (not sure if I should use 5x5 here or a different rep/set scheme)
Over head squats
Bent over rows - to waist
Abs + cardio - 15-20 minutes running
Bent over rows to upper chest
Do any of you other guys who train for mma/wrestling use upright rows, do they have any benefits in martial arts or should I not bother with them?
Also how do you go about periodizing your training? do you change the rep/set scheme every 4 weeks or so?
say from doing 5x5 to 3x10??
Any advice would be much appreciated