Over at EliteFTS Scott Shetler did an interview with Shane Carwin.
Shane talks about the importance of strength / weight training and how he integrates it with his fight specific training.
Scott Shetler: Can you give us an idea of what a typical training week looks like for you?
Shane Carwin: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays are lifting days consisting of plyometrics, Olympic lifts, and strength lifts as well as some agility work. My strength and conditioning coach also puts some general physical preparation (GPP) work in there and some core exercises. This is typically done around lunchtime. At night, I’ll do some one-on-one in boxing and maybe jiu-jitsu or whatever practice I feel I might need. It might be some wrestling as well.
Tuesday and Thursday mornings are sparring, and at night, it’s usually wrestling or jiu-jitsu. Saturdays are another sparring day and Sundays are my off days. I think one of the main problems with the sport and why there are so many of the injuries is that there probably isn’t enough off time because everyone is trying to get all these disciplines in. It isn’t like going out and training football where you train the same position five to six days per week. When you’re training in boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, wrestling, or jiu-jitsu and then doing your strength and conditioning work, it’s tough to get all that in and be where you need to be. I definitely think that people can very easily overtrain in this sport.
To avoid overtraining and get enough recovery he gets
… some muscle activation technique work done by a guy named Matt Bernier. That seems to help me the most. […]
I also do contrast baths. I also do contrast baths. At my house, I have an ice bath and a hot tub right next to each other. I’ll go five in one and five in the other and go back and forth like that a number of times.