Setting up a training plan and getting conflicting advice

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Setting up a training plan and getting conflicting advice

Postby wannabekickboxer » Aug 12, 2004 22:12

I have just taken up kickboxing and have set up the following training classes for myself:

Monday: Pilates (1hour)
Kickboxing (1 hour)

Tuesday: Kickboxing(1 hour)

Wednesday: Crosstrainer (30mins)
Weights (30 mins)

Thursday: Pilates (1 hour)
Kickboxing (1 hour)

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Rest

Sunday:Rest

My club has a sparring class on a Friday night, and I really want to go. My husband reckons I should get rid of my Wednesday training if I am going to do Friday nights as well, and that I will be overtraining. But I feel that my Wednesday training is a different kind of training, as its my only day to do weights and anyway, I will have two rest days a week.

What do you all think?
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Postby mmeloon » Aug 13, 2004 12:14

I think if you "really want to go" then you should, by all means, make sure that is in your schedule. I think the first rule of designing a long-term workout regime is to make sure you are going to enjoy doing the workouts you've scheduled. As far as whether you'll need to drop your Wednesday workout, I don't think anybody will be able to tell until you actually get into it. How much work is "too much" depends on so very many things (volume, frequency, and intensity or workouts; whether your body's nutrtional and rest needs are being met; genetically-determined recovery ability) that I think it's impossible to predict.

My suggestion would be to go ahead with your full schedule of activities and see how you feel. If you start feeling overtrained -- which is entirely possible -- then you'll have to decide what to cut out/down. But I don't think there's much sense in limiting yourself before you've even tried. If you try it and it's too much, then simply make adjustments. There's no shame in learning from your "mistakes". I think a sensible workout regimin for the amateur athlete should contain a lot of flexibility and easily be adaptable. Just tell your husband that, while it's entirely possible that he's right and that your schedule might be too much, you want to try anyhow. If he won't lay off, then simply remind him that you are a wannabekickboxer and that he if doesn't want to become an unwilling sparing partner that he should keep his opinions to himself. :lol:

Good luck,
-Mark
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