MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos

MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos (
-   Training Logs (
-   -   rufio.e0's Training Log (

rufio.e0 12-04-2007 12:02 AM

rufio.e0's Training Log
I used to do a lot of boxing/muay thai/karate and a friend of mine that used to be my doppleganger has been doing some fighting and is undefeated so far... and that really got me thinking that this is something I could do. I'm working on getting back into shape first, regaining my striking speed, and gaining familiarity with the ground-game.

I'm 25 (in 2 weeks), 6'2, 235 lbs and bout 20 lbs overweight.

Monday December 3rd

2mile jog

6:45pm - 7:45pm
Kickboxing Class
40 Modified Jumping Jacks
40 Triangle Situps
40 Arm Bar Situps
40 Low Squats
30 Plyo Pushups

Lunge Walking / Simulated Takedowns
Countering a hook with a straight right
Hand-eye coordination tap drill

Countering a hook to a standing kimura
Countering a hook to a shoulder lock for takedown or knee
Catching the opponent if he tries to duck out of a thai clinch (with a knee or soccer kick)

Weight Lifting
Sets x Reps - Weight - Description
2 x 10 - 185lbs - Bench Press
2 x 10 - 145lbs - Bench Press Negatives
2 x 10 - 145lbs - Incline Press
2 x 10 - 105lbs - Incline Press Negatives
4 sets (12, 10, 8, 7) - 50lb dumbells - Dumbell Bench Press
4 x 10 - 60lbs per stack - Cable Crossovers

Burnout on the Seated Chest Press Machine (done without rest)
50 reps on 40lbs
140lbs to failure
120lbs to failure
100lbs to failure
80lbs to failure
60lbs to failure
50 reps on 30lbs
140lbs to failure
120lbs to failure
100lbs to failure
80lbs to failure
60lbs to failure

Breakfast - MISSED
Lunch - Turkey Lean Cuisine microwave dinner
Mid Afternoon Snack - MISSED
Pre Workout - Two chicken breasts with tomato sauce
Post Workout- Tacos (lean ground beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, fat free refried beans, white rice, corn taco shells)
Evening - leftover taco meat

The only thing I drink is water (Crystal Lite). That's it for today. More tomorrow. Lemme know what y'all think.

rufio.e0 12-04-2007 06:55 AM

2 Mile Jog
6 oz Fat Free Yogurt
6 oz Fat Free Cottage Cheese
Weight Lifting
2 x 10 - 145lbs - Deadlift (slow to focus on form)
2 x 10 - 225lbs - Deadlift (still going slowly)
4 x 10 - 180lbs - Cable Row
4 x 10 - 70lbs - One Arm Dumbell Row
4 x 10 - 140lbs - Lat Pull Down

Burnout - Machine Row (focusing on feeling the shoulder blades separate on each rep)
50 reps - 50lbs
failure - 140lbs
failure - 120lbs
failure - 100lbs
failure - 80lbs
50 reps - 30lbs
failure - 120lbs
failure - 100lbs
failure - 80lbs
Omelet (5 egg whites, lean ham, chives, fat free cheddar cheese)
3 Grilled Chicken Strips
Small can of corn
Protein Shake
Brown Rice
Fat Free Refried Beans
8 oz extra lean ground beef with taco seasoning

Jiu Jitsu Class
Rubber Guard Techniques
-Kimura Sweep
-Omo Plata
-Omo Plata Sweep
-Gogo Plata
-Reverse Triangle
-Bicep Cutter (also worked from full guard)
-Arm Through Sweep to mount
**Need to work on flowing better for transitions**

-Keeping Open Guard
-Shrimping to retain guard
-Basic Armbar
-Basic Triangle

No live grappling tonight :(

Sloppy Joe (1/2lb extra lean ground beef, chives, low sugar ketchup, mustard... no bread)

IronMan 12-04-2007 03:07 PM

I saw that you missed a meal on your first post. You probably know this already, but it's worth saying that this is a bad idea. It puts your body in hunger mode and that retains the fat because it's worried about the next time it gets nutrition.

Eat often and little, that will keep you burning the calories.

rufio.e0 12-04-2007 11:38 PM

Yeah the only reason I pointed it out is because I normally don't miss those meals. Just had a few distractions.

IronMan 12-04-2007 11:51 PM


Originally Posted by rufio.e0 (Post 405093)
Yeah the only reason I pointed it out is because I normally don't miss those meals. Just had a few distractions.

Yeah, I know. Sh*t happens. I just wanted to use it to bring to your attention the other dietary options besides the typical "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" schedule, which doesn't always get you the nutrients you need during your training.

rufio.e0 12-06-2007 10:28 AM

Yesterday I just jogged (unintentional rest day). Tracking all my meals is a bit overwhelming so I'm just gonna list the workout stuff. I will start monitoring my jog times again as soon as I can find where my son hid it. He is just a toddler, maybe he tried to digest it.

2 Mile Jog

4 x 10 - 70lbs - EZ Bar Preacher Curls
superset with:
4 x 10 - 90lbs - Tricep Pressdowns

4 x 10 - 70lbs - Skullcrushers (Lying French Press)
superset with:
4 x 10 - 30lbs dumbells - Incline Seated Hammer Curls

4 x 10 - 70lbs - Rope Pressdowns
superset with:
4 x 10 - 35lbs dumbells - Standing Alternating Curls

The supersetting wore me out a bit faster than I expected. I could have done a 4th or even a 5th superset exercise, but I needed to get ready for work. MMA Class tonight.

MMA Class
Takedown Drills:
- Lunges
- 3 - 5min round for takedowns
- Practiced shooting on heavy bag
BJJ Techniques:
- Flying Triangle
- Flying Armbar
- Taking the Back from guard
- Side Squats
- Jumping Jack Squats
- Squat Hops
- Sprinter Switches
- Combo Pad Work 3 5 min rounds (takedowns and sprawls too)
Simulated Getting Hit/Conditioning (no rest):
- Cartwheels
- Shoulder Rolls
- Thai Roundhouse Kicks (all the way around)
- Shadowboxing
- Thai Roundhouse Kicks
- Sprawls

rufio.e0 01-07-2008 02:43 PM

Well I've obviously been slacking on my log here, but that's because I've got another one that I'm keeping track of at home. Instead of listing out the reps and techniques on things I'm just adopting IronMan's strategy of mentally reviewing the techniques and any thoughts I might have on any recent training sessions (if you haven't read IronMan's log... go here: )

When reviewing techniques last week, I realized that few things get a "panic tap" outta me as quickly as an irregular guillotine. A regular standing or guard guillotine I know how long I have till it's tapping time. The technique we were reviewing was a guillotine when you're sprawled on a turtled opponent. With a seatbelt grip, switch to a guillotine grip (having your hands under the chin isn't necessary), sit on the guy's head and try to close your guard (it ends up resembling a piledriver... but your interlocked hands are like a noose around the guy's neck, if his chin's tucked you still get the blood choke... and it's all your bodyweight on his neck).

Stuff to work on:
I noticed that I am terrible at maintaining side control unless I'm working for a submission or moving to mount. If I'm rolling with someone that's scrappy and hard to hold down... I have to either immediately go for a submission or transition to either north/south or mount in order to keep control.

Stuff I did well:
When I break someone down in my guard and get rubber guard, my transitions are pretty quick. Once I get the arm isolated, I usually have no problem transitioning between omoplata, gogoplata, triangle, and armbar. My figure 4 armbar (from a missed armbar attempt) is also getting much smoother.

IronMan 01-07-2008 03:04 PM

Glad you're considering the things that get panic taps out of you when they shouldn't. Keeping calm in a fight is something that's really important, and 90% of that comes through knowing what's coming. People tap most often from the techniques they don't know (as you can see if you watch the early submissions wins Royce Gracie pulled out), which is why it's definitely important to learn a lot of submissions, even if you don't intend to use them.

Good post, and that's definitely a good thing to learn.

rufio.e0 01-29-2008 03:03 PM

Few new thoughts from recent experiences in the gym.

1. Baiting
So I was grappling with the instructor and he was a little too obvious with his attempt to bait me into taking his arm. I had been working to isolate the arm and was actually thinking ahead to wait for jerk his arm out... then I'd quickly transition to the triangle. However, once I got my hand wrapped over his bicep and around to his tricep... I could feel his muscle relax. The fact that I had his arm isolated and only needed to swing my hips over set off a little red flag in my head. I looked up and noticed his other hand right by his face (he was going to use my armbar attempt to pass my guard). This was the first time I'd ever caught him trying to let me have an attempt at a submission in order to pass, but I like the idea and plan on trying it tonight. I just want to be a little less obvious with it.

Oh, he did however give me a foot and I cranked the hell outta a reverse straight ankle lock (ankle lock that uses the opposite forearm to hinge on the achilles) but he was baiting that one too... took the pain of the straight ankle and finished me with a heel hook.

I also need to work on getting my hips out for the omo plata.

rufio.e0 04-04-2008 03:25 PM

over the last 3 weeks I've lost 12 pounds.
1 month until NAGA.
Only 10 more pounds to go. (currently 212)

I'm up to 5 miles per day jogging. Keeping the caloric intake around 1800. Still spending 2 hours on the mat 4 days per week. I need to work the transitions from takedowns to submission more... even though I know the moves they aren't in muscle memory yet.

Pulled off a heel hook, straight ankle, and an armbar last night. Didn't get submitted.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 , Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome