I'm beginning a new journal and a slightly different journey. Certain things, beyond my control, are preventing me from accomplishing what my previous training was intended for (aside from simply getting stronger): Amateur Strongman Competition (lightweight class). The goal of my previous training, aside from being strong and healthy in general was geared towards increasing my OHP (log press) and deadlift (car deadlifts) for competition. With this goal being unattainable (for now) I'm shifting my training to reflect my current activities.
I did martial arts (Karate) years ago and have always wanted to get back into martial arts. Despite my ridiculous schedule and commitments, I pulled the pin and signed up for Krav Maga. That being said the focus of my training is still getting stronger and staying healthy but there will also be a lot of focus on what I think will have good carryover to martial arts.
I haven't created a template or anything yet but some things will remain very similar while others will change. The basic premise is to increase my hip and leg strength, shoulder strength, and forearm/wrist/grip strength while maintaining a decent level of flexibility. I'd like to do some work on my explosiveness, but the majority of that will be handled in class. One thing that will definitely change is the amount of vertical pressing I do. With all the striking done during class I will be hard pressed to keep hammering my shoulders in and out of the gym and keep them healthy. I'm also going to change my grip training and step it up as well (grippers, cross-wise brick, rolling thunder, all the fun stuff :)). I'll be posting my grip workouts as well, something I haven't done in the past.
The strength trainee says "Why sacrifice intensity when I can sacrifice volume"
The bodybuilder says "Why sacrifice intensity when I can sacrifice form"
"We are not sport, when there is a sport issue, we are not so good. The boxer is much better than us at boxing. But he will have to protect his balls if he wants to punch us."