I want it all!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I want to do heavy weights. I want to learn more fighting. I want to lose weight. I want to be a strong, badass chick. Also, I want to eat pizza.
Right now, I can't figure out how to work heavy weights back into my workout rotation. I like the fighting focus my trainer is giving me for our sessions, but this means the real heavy lifting I have to do on my own.
I don't want to replace Krav Maga with it. I would probably be wrecked for my sessions if I did it the day before, and I would probably not be able to push myself to my limits if I do it the day after.
Though there are strength training exercises worked in to all my workouts, and the various drills I do in Krav and MMA are somewhere between cardio and strength, it's not quite the same as the heavy weights.
The soreness I feel now happens quickly and is less intense than the soreness I had from weights. I don't know what this means as far as my strength and muscle development. Will I still be maintaining my strength? Will I get weaker? The workouts now seem to be building a bit more endurance, improving my cardio function, agility, speed, and a little flexibility.
I am a brute force chick at heart. My strengths in fighting are hitting hard (when I do connect), and being sturdy. My weaknesses are everything else, which all my fight-related training is working towards improving.
I haven't done heavy weights since I stopped with my previous trainer, so I have no way to gauge where I am, unless I go try by myself. Can I still do the leg press weight I did? What about the lat pulldowns? I still haven't done an unassisted pull up or dip.
Oh well. Maybe that's something to try Friday night, if I don't do Krav Maga.