Valette

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  1. Valette

    Val Log

    Today's workout! Morning jog. We'll see how it goes!! Fartlek runs are kind of a mix between Zone 3 and 4, mostly 3. Evening strength training: shoulders and legs. Same routine minus the carry. I might drop that altogether too.
  2. Valette

    Val Log

    This + circumstances could change, and then I'll get to feel like I don't have time for any of it. woo! That being said... Waking up earlier has led me to my newfound interest in low-intensity morning jogs. I think that's when I'm going to do my cardio from now on (weather permitting).
  3. Valette

    Val Log

    Still waiting to start school and martial arts. I'm over here running and strength training every other day, so not much has changed from the routine. Yesterday, I did do a little bag work (focusing on technique and use of combos and less on spastic motions like I used to lol). I am starting to wake up 15 minutes earlier every day, and I can say I do feel a little tired as of the yesterday and today. Gonna get to bed around 1030 and wake up by 6am.
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    Val Log

    Bench/Deadlift hype! Gettin' worn out before I finish accessories though. Probably not a big deal. I am attempting to wake up earlier every day. Wooooo grad school schedule. 164lbx4 vid below
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    Val Log

    I hear ya. I actually feel like I might have done too much when I was boxing even with a day off on the weekend. So, that's something I'm really gonna listen to when I join clubs. There's gotta be a lower intensity day in between all the practice and lifting... like low-key jogging or something. DX
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    Val Log

    Saturday's Workout 3.21 mi Fartlek Run (Duration: 37:15) This seems to be the most optimal way to run since I'm only seriously hitting the trail twice a week. It gives me room to adjust my pacing dependent on my heart rate, so I'll stick with this for awhile. That gives 3 days to plan for recovery (Sundays) and Sports (when school starts). Sunday's Workout I'm probably gonna do some mobility work and yoga.
  7. Valette

    Beyond 5/3/1

    Hey guys. I'm lifting twice a week for now. Wonder if someone would critique my template or provide input Day 1: Bench, FSL, Deadlift, FSL Accessory: Dips, BO Rows, Pull-Ups Farmer's Walk for distance Day 2: OH Press, FSL, Squat, FSL Accessory: Upright Rows, Bulgarian Split Squats Overhead Walk for distance Each day I do a quick dynamic warm-up followed by a few plyometric movements, either med ball throws/slams or box jumps/depths w/bounds (low rep for about 5 sets). Basically, what Wendler describes. Is there anything I'm missing or any fluff I could do away with per anybody's insight/wisdom? THANKS!
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    Val Log

    Not gonna be a detailed post, but I think I'm acclimated to maintain the fitness routine now. So, lately sticking to varied distance fartlek style running twice a week and bumped down my weight lifting to twice a week. This week is deload, so I'm not doing any accessory movements. I did manage to pop into a karate class. We worked on standing self-defense, and it was pretty humbling how much there was to learn still. I definitely have a more solid ground to know what to look for in a martial arts versus uselessness. That's not to say I don't see value in movement like kata (I personally love kata), but I'm talking about how class and instruction is structured or... not structured. Anyway, that was enlightening.
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    College martial arts

    That's also sound logic. Keep in touch. I'll post a lot about it in my battle log, and I'll definitely answer any questions/address suggestions. So, that's actually perfect because a lot of the boxing sessions are apparently locked for newbies, so I'd only be able to attend two of them in my first semester which is fine for a newbie. So, I'll definitely use my first semester to see where I'll go next year with it.
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    College martial arts

    2 and 2 is possible. 3 and 3 for absolutely the reasons you just described. Lol, I appreciate your perspective on how you'd do it though! I definitely have also felt like I have the time and the energy to train several days a week and sometimes twice a day couple with a jog or weights or something.
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    College martial arts

    Hey guys! Just wanted to reach out for your thoughts, again! I'm starting classes in the Fall, and while I've been in school for several years now so I know to balance that first. I'm not really a social creature, so I've already been dedicating my evenings to lifting and running. Now, I want to get back into combat sports. Specifically, I want to join our school's boxing and brazilian jiu-jitsu clubs. I have some previous experience in karate, kickboxing, and western boxing. Boxing meets 5 times a week and BJJ meets 3 times. Brand new to BJJ and have trained western boxing for roughly a year before my break. I'd say I have a good foundation for strength and conditioning balance on my own. Assuming there's no right answer since everyone progresses differently, how often would *you* say to train both? Edit: I found a sample schedule for the boxing club's peak season training where for their competing athletes, so I can see just how much their athletes train (boxing 4x/week, interval runs 2x/week, burnouts after practice 2x/week, plyos/stregth/bodyweight strength 4x/week). Both clubs condition their recreational and competitive athletes after practice with strength or conditioning and seem like solid organizations. All thoughts, criticism, concerns, question are greatly appreciated and will be heard.
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    Val Log

    Fitness Program: Flexibility ∞x/week Yoga Duration: 15-20 minutes Muscular Power/Strength/Endurance 2-3x/week (Split: Bench/Deadlift, OH Press/Squat) Warm-up and Plyos Strength: Wendler's 5/3/1 Circuit Loaded Carries (Overhead, Farmer) Loaded Mobility Cool-down Duration: 1 hour Cardiovascular Endurance 3-4x/week Fartleks Intervals Zone 3 jogs for Active Recovery Day Duration: 20-40 minutes Martial Arts 2-3x/week Karate, Boxing, BJJ Duration: 1-2 hours I'm preserving Sunday as a Full Recovery day (for walking and mobility only), and perhaps Thursday as a lower intensity day (Zone 3 cardio) as the Fall semester begins. 2018-2019 Goals: Join the BJJ club! Restart bagwork when my strength/cardio baseline is steady. Oly lifts? Nutrition: MyFitnessPal Meditation: Meditations on the Wisdom of Action Knowledge: "The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way." Marcus Aurelius Book Log Sleep: Goal Avg.: 8-9 hours Connections: Instagram pics and vids of lifts, martial arts, nerdy stuff, me Twitch video game streaming