Now that my shoulders are finally on the mend it’s time to get back into some serious training. Big competition in the Autumn and a warm up comp in May. So plenty of work to be done.
My sport (like all combat sports) requires a lot of stamina. With bout typically lasting 6 mins I need a both a highly developed aerobic and anaerobic pathway and localised muscular endurance. And with no weight categories I also need considerable strength in order to complete with opponents 15 stone plus.
Macro programme for the year looks like this.
Jan: Base cardio and strength
Feb: Base cardio and strength
March * April: 8 weeks out programme, focus on anaerobic conditioning and muscular speed and endurance.
Late April/Early May: Taper and comp
Late May: Break (light cardio & maintenance strength work)
June & July: 8 weeks out programme, focus on anaerobic conditioning and muscular speed and endurance.
Early August: Taper and comp