I've been putting some thought into changing up my training since I found that I'll be black belt testing late spring or summer. So, I've been researching how MMA fighters typically train. It seems there are a lot of variables, and in many cases, I'm already doing a lot of the same things...but one common thing I see across the board is that they're not breaking down their strength training by body part.
Right now, I'm basically doing 5/3/1 four times a week with cardio before bed and some occasionally TRX/core work. Here's what I'm considering:
Monday: Powerlifting for low reps. Bench, squats, deads, clean & press for low reps, heavy weight. Plenty of rest, not a lot of sets each.
Wednesday: Similar moves, done as complexes.
Friday: Body weight moves only. Push-ups, pull-ups, dips, box jumps, etc. Done for reps
I'm not too concerned with gaining size here. If I get a little more, great, but what I'm after is all-around performance. Aesthetically, I'm fairly content.
Also, my cardio will probably stay in place as it is. It's all functional stuff that relates pretty well to martial arts and I like doing it.
Any thoughts or suggestions?