Friday, December 7, 2012

How Long Should You Train?

Yesterday, I talked about the best way to train for your sport. I said that the most sport specific method of preparation is to do that particular sport. Now, how long should you train? Should your workout be 5 hours or 6? A lot of fighters say they train 3x day for 2 hours at a time. If you train with intensity and purpose, your workout shouldn't take more than 90 minutes or 2 hours max. If you go through the motions, you can workout all day long. If you are getting ready for a 10 round bout, you should practice training 10 rounds as hard as you can. This would be better than you half training for 20 rounds (because you would slow the pace to accomodate that time frame). You will pace your self for what you are going to do. It's like trying to improve your mile run by training for 3 miles. You have get on that track and hump 1 mile and time it and work on increasing your speed by practicing running 1 mile.

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