Re: Getting Started in Seattle & Other Questions for All
I would suggest you consider what your goals are before starting any other physical training programs. Also without knowing your age and current physical condition no one could give a reasonable recommendation about adding on another training regiment. While I can’t comment on the Stonglifts program or the HIIT training I can make a suggestion about KM and boxing.
If you want to do KM for self defense training I would say go for it. I would only suggest training two to three times a week. While you can train more you will get burned out pretty quick. If you find you desire more then 3 days then go for it. I always suggest people to cross train on other styles, and nothing beats boxing for basic punching and movement mechanics. Your cardiovascular conditioning is important for anything you do.
My suggestion if you’re young and single would be
A days Mon, Wed, Fri
KM training - Evening
B days Tues, Thur, Sat
Sunday is you’re off day, even if you don’t end up enjoying KM boxing is the base for so many other combative programs so you would still have a worthwhile investment of your time. Just remember the older you get the longer your body takes to heal. One last thing about weight training, remember everything comes from the core, make sure it’s the strongest part of your workout.