Training Routine Critique

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by brownie710, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. brownie710

    brownie710 New Member

    any thoughts would be great, thanks
    33 years old
    5'8" 165 lbs
    Goal is to increase endurance/conditioning and incorporate forms/kata practice as my next exam is about 4 weeks away. I would also like to maintain my existing muscle mass.
    Some of the exercises are from PT as I tore cartilage in my hip in July

    5 min run to warm up
    light stretches
    10 pullups then 5 sets of pullups at 5 reps with a 25 lb weight plate on belt
    Planks/Side Planks in between pullup sets
    10 reps bench at 140 then 5x5 at 180
    lunges 2 sets of 20 while grasping two 15 lb dumbbells by the head
    Bird Dogs (same side holding for 1 minute each)
    1 leg kettle bell dead lift (20 lbs) while standing on foam pad for instability
    Chops/swings each side (30/40 lbs respectively) 1 x15 each
    Physio ball Mt Climbers]

    2.5 hours martial arts class

    12 minutes battle rope circuit
    Kata work four Katas done twice each
    3 two minute rounds on heavy bag


    2.5 hours martial arts class

    Same as Monday but body weight only regarding:
    pullups- 12,10,8,6
    Pushups- 50, 30 15,15

    - Rest

    Full test practice: Forms, Kata, solo self defense motion study, 3 step, and heavy bag to mimic sparring portion of test.

    Any thoughts/suggestions are appreciated.
  2. YouKnowWho

    YouKnowWho Valued Member

    Do you have any goal such as which skill that you want to develop in the next 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years, ...? Without such plan, it's very easy to get lost in your training path.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2012
  3. brownie710

    brownie710 New Member

    The skills I need to develop are broad and based on my exam material. I'm trying to find the balance between actual training of forms and kata and endurance/conditioning as our tests can be long and are essentially a test of our will once we hit the wall as much as they are of our technique. I agree, it can be easy to get lost in training and then not be prepared for what I'm actually training for.
  4. YouKnowWho

    YouKnowWho Valued Member

    It takes 6 months to develop a good punch, kick, lock, or throw. It's better to develop 1 after another instead of all at the same time. My teacher had forced me to spend 6 months to develop "single leg". In that 6 months, during sparring/wrestling, I was not allowed to use any other technique besides "single leg". 6 months later he then asked me to use my single leg to set up another move. The root of my tree then started to branch out.

    I had used my "single leg" to take down 7 guys in a roll in tournament. To spend 6 months and develop just one technique works very well for me. IMO, if you try to work on everything, you may end with nothing.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2012

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