Have very recently gotten started with MMA classes and was wondering when you guys would throw weight training into a weekly routine.
Short Term goal: maintain strength and get back in shape
Long term goal: light competition at amateur level, sparring, nothing more
Depending on workout and class availability, my routine would probably look like:
Monday - 5x5 - Heavy Squat, Bench, Bent Rows OR Upper body (De Franco's Westside style)
Tuesday - Muay Thai
Wednesday - Rest
Thursday - Jiu Jitsu
Friday - 5x5 - Front Squat/Lunges, Standing Military/Incline, Deadlift OR Lowerbody (DFWestide)
Saturday - Rest
Sunday - MMA Class (MT/BJJ Mix)
I'm pretty certain I will tire out after a few months of this. I am interested in seeing how you all deal with a 3 day a week MMA class split. I am also considering having an xtra long gym day after Tuesday or Thursday class and stack one of the lifting days into there (or perhaps get lifting done in the morning with class at night).
any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.