First off...I have learned more in the past 6 months than I did the last ten years of training. The trouble is putting it all together.
Ok now, do me a favor and read this carefully, and comment on my ideas and maybe give me some news ones.
Background...I've had 5 pro fights on decent sized shows im 4-1...Started out 6'4 190 and now weigh 260 and still look thin.
I used to think weight training was everything, now Im doubting that....but I do think strength that doesnt fade fast is very important.
I think developing a strong explosive core is number one on my list of non skill related training. I do very extensive core training, mostly things from the books Core performance and the Complete book of core training.
I think u need to spend as much time sparring, grappling and working technique as possible.
I have started to do interval training but it still doesnt kill me like hitting thai pads.
Also I was told along with sprints, to start running 3-5 miles a day. Now I have issues with that. For one, everyone says running is useless and aerobic and kill power....but I think almost every good fighter does it...and it doesnt feel very aerobic to me....its not like I can carry on a conversation....so I dont know if its good or not.
My only other doubt is about overtraining. Should I life and or do running on days I train jiu-jitsu?
Typically I will train muay thai and bjj three times a week, lift twice, and do core and energy development twice a week..
My last thought is a new one forme...I think you need to change your workouts so much that sticking to a program to me now is a counter productive concept...I think you need to be committed to challenging yourself in new and different ways so you continue to improve.
ok enough said.