I know that you're not my own personal coach, and I don't expect a custom program. I was just wondering if you could clarify some points from practical programming.
I've read PP, searched the threads and otherwise exhausted my limited mental capacity.
Whats a good way to train Anaerobic endurance for fighters (striking arts)? I'm still novice, focusing on strength and power but I'd like to incorporate some endurance aspects as well. Last time I went to training my pushups etc. had decreased DRAMATICALLY.
Every-time I ask someone about this they tell me that you can't train competing goals, so I was wondering about the following quote.
You also seem to imply that interval training is similar enough to not cause as much disruption as other endurance work.It is possible that endurance exercise activities that more closely resemble weight training would not have the same detrimental effect on power and strength performance. We suggest that high intensity glycolytic exercise not only drives improvements in VO2 max, but that this type of training can be used alongside weight training programs w i t h o u t significantly reducing strength gains..
PP mentions sets across as an effective strategy, then almost immediately mentions 15rep sets. My thinking is that sets across is more metabolically specific (for stand up fighting).
Would speed sets be suitable for this?Lighter-percentage sets can be done under controlled rest intervals to simulate the metabolic stress of the sport for a very effective preparatory tool.
My plan is to make one day a week "endurance day". I would be doing the same lifts as normal days, but for more sets across, 50-70% , fast!.
Also, for sets across, would 5x5 be a good starting point, adding sets if it's too easy? People here seem to hate 5x5 for novices. Volume could cause over-training as the weight progresses and the sets go up, so I was thinking of cutting reps to 3x3 on strength days to deal with this (eventually, still a long way off unfortunately). Could cause intensity based over training? Does such a thing exist, because everyone only seems to talk about volume?
Current Stats: 8/1/11______Height: 180 ish______ Weight: 83kg (a few weeks ago)______Age: 25
Squat 3x5: 77.5kg
Deadlift 1x5: 85kg
Rows (Bent/Barbell) 3x5: 60kg (I's sorry rip, I'm still learning PCs, I swear.)
Bench 3x5: 65
OHP 3x5: 50kg