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Old 04-05-2009, 11:21 AM   #1
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Opinions on MMA and Crossfit programming

I was curious if any MMA guys could give some input on how you use crossfit in your trainning. Do you just do the wod then move on to skills/drills and sparring, I'm curious on how the programming might work for a fighter.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:42 AM   #2
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Re: Opinions on MMA and Crossfit programming

You may want to do a search. There's quite a few threads on this.

A lot if it will depend on how intense your MMA sessions are.
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:24 PM   #3
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Re: Opinions on MMA and Crossfit programming

I'll be doing CF in the mornings and BJJ in the evenings. I'll need to play with calories/blocks once I do to compensate for extra calorie output.

I was doing normal cardio/weights in the mornings and BJJ in the evenings before I was deployed with no real issues.
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Old 04-05-2009, 01:52 PM   #4
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BJJ and workouts occur on separate days for me. I've tried them both, workouts in the morning, BJJ at night, and just can't handle it. Both start to suffer.

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Old 04-05-2009, 02:03 PM   #5
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Re: Opinions on MMA and CrossFit programming

That's the big problem with MMA very little literature is out there.
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:30 PM   #6
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That's the big problem with MMA very little literature is out there.
Anyone else see a CrossFit MMA Cert on the horizon?
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:16 AM   #7
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The newest issue of Performance Menu has an article about S&C (some CrossFit) for BJJ.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:22 AM   #8
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Re: Opinions on MMA and CrossFit programming

Thanks for the input, mma with any intensity can bang you up pretty quick my problem is juggling the two without over training, seems to be a common thing with you guys as well.
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:23 AM   #9
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Re: Opinions on MMA and CrossFit programming

I would try to add a CF workout on you days you don't train....

if you can hack it then add another...

I wouldn't sacrifice any skill work IMO
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:36 PM   #10
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Assuming you are going to be training MMA on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and never missing a workout, if it was me I would limit the CF to one metcon per week and focus on Olympic lifts and heavy powerlifts.

So, my schedule would look something like this:

Monday: MMA
Tuesday: Snatch, deadlift, weighted ring dips
Wednesday: MMA
Thursday: Clean and jerk, back squat, weighted pull-ups
Friday: MMA
Saturday: Metcon (something on the shorter/heavier end)
Sunday: Rest

This is just a quick idea of what I would play around with, since doing back-to-back metcons on top of MMA training would probably do you more harm than good. Assuming, of course, that the MMA training is relatively intense. And of course, listen to your body. If it's begging for a day off, give it a day off.
cross post from another thread in crosspit since this was here i figured i would see if anyone had any ideas for me


I just started MMA training myself after many years off. So, at this point I am pretty fat and out of shape. I can handle the MMA training and I am doing just about the same schedule as above. I was wondering what kind of rep schemes should i do on these lifting days. I maybe only doing like 2 exercise of the lifting days to start out as i said i am pretty bad shape and would rather concentrate on the MMA training to start but really would like to do a little strength work to get bigger and stronger.

Monday: MMA
Tuesday: Squats, weighted ring dips
Wednesday: MMA
Thursday: Rest
Friday: MMA
Saturday: Power clean, weighted pull-ups
Sunday: Rest

This look OK to start? just not sure what to do for reps 5x3? 5x5? 7x1?

Just do one exercise a day? or 2 or 3?

Should i just rotate exercises and reps schemes all the time instead?

I plan on adding CrossFit workouts in later when i am in shape however at this point my metcon is taking beating in MMA workouts so dont think i need or can handle more a this point.

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