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Topic:How Often A Week Do You Train Or Should You Train?
Posted: 2012-03-06 08:24:59
For us sad souls that have to work 9-5. How often do you guys get to train? What would you say is the minimum time a week someone should train?
The Crippler
Posted: 2012-03-07 14:37:48
For what? Whats your goal/s?
Posted: 2012-03-07 16:00:55
when im full training mode, usually every day bar sunday
Posted: 2012-03-08 00:43:19
Sorry, should have given more context. I am planning on having a C class fight within the next 4/5 months. So want to get my fitness and technique up to speed for that. I haven't trained in about 10 years seriously but did train in Ubon for about 4 months then. So not fit and I am overweight.
Posted: 2012-03-08 07:10:41
Well get fit and ON weight, THEN start looking for a fight, not the other way around. Sort your diet out, do some sprints twice a week, make sure you're making training 2 or 3 times a week to make sure you're technically good enough and make sure you're doing your strength and conditioning.

People should only be looking for fights once they're ALREADY fit and technical enough.
Posted: 2012-03-08 08:03:37
fair point! Its just that I have been training on and off for the last 5 years and because I have not had the focus of having a fight to go for, my commitment hasn't been there. I am hoping that by having that goal sitting out there, I can get myself ready. I am looking at getting to shape in the next couple of months and then only accepting a bout 3 months after that. I know it might be the cart before the horse.
Posted: 2012-03-08 17:30:35
yeah i understand that, its often hard to stay motivated to train when you're not fighting. just stick in at the training and like i said - sort out the diet, do sprints and strength training and you'll be fine.
Posted: 2012-03-10 16:02:58
If you cant train 3 times a week minimum for a fight, not including a few run/sprint days you should really consider if you should be fighting to be honest imo.

My first fight I trained sunday morning tue/thurs night in the gym all 2 hours sessions, roadwork/sprints Mon/wed/fri night, saturday rest day I found it worked for me. Best of luck whatever you end up doing :)
Posted: 2012-03-12 01:25:56
I am currently doing the following:

Mon: Morning Run 40 Mins Evening Muay Thai Training 1 hr
Tue: Morning Run 40 Mins
Wed: Morning Run 40 Mins Evening Muay Thai Training 1 hr
Thu: Morning Run 40 Mins
Fri: Morning Run 40 Mins
Sat: Muat Thai Training 1.5 Hrs
Sun: rest

The thing is the gym I go to has a 7 day training schedule and they have classes that run through the day. We have Thai trainers and they are saying to come every day and do multiple classes. It pretty tough to do that plus do a full time job. I have trained in Thailand and done the 2 times a day training but when you are back in the real world and have to then go to work, its tough.
Posted: 2012-03-12 08:30:54
you should really be training once a day 5 x a week, 6 if possible for fighting. you need to cover so many things for a fight- technique, pads, sparring, drills, getting fitness up, not to mention all the other stuff (strength work, sprints etc) you cant fit all that comfortably into 2 or 3 days a week. if you're lucky enough to be able to train twice a day then maybe 4 days is ok. the main problem is finding time for rest and recovery, just as important as the fight training. although i think sometimes, the fitter people are, in between fights the less time they need for fight training. problems arise when people only train if they have a fight coming up, they make a mountain for themselves to climb.
Posted: 2012-03-13 07:57:05
Thanks for the feedback, based off that will try the following schedule:

Monday Morning Run 40mins Evening 2hrs Muay Thai
Tuesday Morning Run 40mins Evening Strength 30 Mins
Wednesday Morning Run 40Mins Evening 2hrs Muay Thai
Thursday Morning Run 40mins Evening Strength 30 Mins
Friday Morning Run 40 Mins Evening 2hrs Muay Thai
Saturday Morning 1 Hr Muay Thai
Sunday Rest

I think I could manage the following with a 60hr work week and hopefully still survive.
Posted: 2012-03-13 11:49:36
just change the running to a mon, wed, fri so your legs get a rest, even better change the wed run to interval sprints :) then you have 3 full on days and 3 less full on days where you can have extra time in bed in the morning and more likely to be able to cope with it.
Posted: 2012-03-14 06:10:31
Thanks for the advice.
Ryan Meehan
Posted: 2012-03-22 19:40:38
Marco S
Posted: 2012-03-29 15:53:08
I used to ask myself this question all the time, trying to get the most out of training, most efficient approach etc.

If there's one thing I wish I could go back in time and tell myself, it'd be

1) to cut down on the running I was doing, and focus more on weight training and conditioning/strength development - become an athlete.
You can do most of your specific cardio work through pads/sparring and interval training/bag sprints/skipping etc at the gym.

2) In actual thai boxing practice, to focus more on getting the correct movements, and consciously controlling the training intensity.

3) Learn how to cook a variety of easy quick healthy food, and take protein supplements.

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