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post #1071 of 1510 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Workout A
Squats 5,5,5 @255lbs
Bench Press 5,5,5 @175lbs
Deadlift 5 @265lbs
Dips 8,8,8@b/w+17.5lbs
Hyper Extensions 8,8,8@b/w+35lbs

Weights up, failure is approaching on squats.

Going for a jog tomorrow, depending on how I feel after that, I'll look into starting up classes again.

Was offered a fight for Sept 15th, we'll see how everything goes.
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post #1072 of 1510 (permalink) Old 07-09-2011, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
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Workout B
Squats: 5,4,@265lbs
Powercleans: 5,5,5@115lbs
Military Press: 5,5,5@50lb DB's
Chinups: 8,6,4@b/w+7.5lbs
Hyper Extensions 8,8,8 @b/w+35lbs
Shrugs 8,8,8@80lb DB's

Finally hit failure on squats, almost passed out, lol. Try to finish the sets tomorrow. Did military with dumbbells because the racks were occupied. Added shrugs for no reason other than I noticed I have no traps.
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post #1073 of 1510 (permalink) Old 07-11-2011, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Workout A
Squats 5,5,5 @265lbs
Bench Press 5,5,5 @180lbs
Deadlift 5 @285lbs
Dips 8,8,6@b/w+20lbs
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post #1074 of 1510 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Workout B
Squats: 5,5,5@275lbs
Powercleans: 5,5,5@120lbs
Military Press: 5,5,5@120lbs
Chinups: 8,6,4@b/w+7.5lbs
Shrugs: 8,8,8@90lb DB's


213lbs 11.9% b/f
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post #1075 of 1510 (permalink) Old 07-19-2011, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Did a BJJ class! First class I've done since the concussion and I'm testing the waters. I felt pretty weak most of the class and started getting dizzy right after the warm up. It's manageable, but I think I have a bit of a road ahead of me before I fight again.

The good news is I am itching to fight again, the daydreams are returning and I've clued in that a normal life still feels pretty boring. Miss training. Jiu jitsu the most. I went to the event I was supposed to fight at this past weekend. The guy who beat me for my first loss defeated the guy that I was supposed to be fighting that night in a tough battle.

I'm moving out of town at the end of the month, I'll be closer to my old gym in the hometown and I'll be popping in there more often as I get myself back into shape. I'll also be logging the mileage to drop in at other gyms for classes or more importantly sparring when I'm good to go again.

On a larger scale, I'll likely only do a few more fights. I've come far along enough on this journey to know that it's not in my path to make it to a high level. Sounds like a bit of a defeatist attitude, but I don't feel its anything less than realistic. I'm not naturally athletic, I don't learn particularily fast, I'm not very coordinated, I have shitty natural vision, my will is far from unbreakable, and I don't have any financial backing. The game gets tighter and tougher every year, the talent pool grows exponentially. With that said, if I stayed on my grind and really applied myself for the next 10 years or so, I think I could make it decently far as a journeyman. However, fighting is devouring. That's an incredibly dedicated path that would be riddled with risk; injuries, financial strain, brain damage, etc. In the end you have to think about what you want out of life. These things are manageable for awhile, and I've enjoyed the challenges, but is it something you want to make a life out of? Do you want to live above the minimum income?Buy a house one day? Have a comfortable career? A family? To travel? To party, drink, and eat? To have a healthy body and clear mind? All that stuff has to be on the backburner to get far.

It's really okay too, you don't need a meteoric rise to the top to get something valuable out of the sport. My intent going into it was largely just as a personal test for myself growing up as a shy, unathletic kid. I'm in fantastic shape, more confident, have formed lifelong hobbies, can obviously defend myself, met some awesome and inspiring people, got a healthy taste and new respect for a sport I'm a huge fan of, and have some of my own attention and glory. I figured if you're not in school in your 20's, you should at least be doing something interesting with yourself while you can.

Anyways, that's my livejournal post of the year, back to the grind.
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post #1076 of 1510 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Workout A
Squats 5,4 @285lbs
Bench Press 5,5,4 @185lbs
Deadlift 5 @305lbs
Dips 8,8,8@b/w+20lbs

Bit of failure, decent workout.
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post #1077 of 1510 (permalink) Old 07-22-2011, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Workout B
Squats: 5,5,5@285lbs
Powercleans: 5,5,5@125lbs
Military Press: 5,5,5@125lbs
Chinups: 8,8,6@b/w+7.5lbs
Shrugs: 8,8,8@95lb DB's

Weights up, still getting stronger.

Jog tomorrow and ab circuit.

I'll put together on a more explosive/endurance workout to switch over to soon.
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post #1078 of 1510 (permalink) Old 07-24-2011, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Workout A
Squats 5,3 @295lbs
Bench Press 5,4 @185lbs
Deadlift 5 @325lbs
Dips 8,8,8@b/w+25lbs

Hanging Knee Raises 15, 12
Cable Crunch 10,10 @ 100
Lying Full Leg Raises 10,10

Hitting some failure, good workout anyhow
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post #1079 of 1510 (permalink) Old 07-26-2011, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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Both classes today, once again felt super weak and lightheaded during warm up. Luckily the pace of jiu jitsu class is pretty laid back and once on the ground I felt better. Did alright in guard passes and rolling, definitely less mobile but most of the instincts are still kicking around and I'm conserving energy and using my weight. Got armbarred by the brown belt instructor. Moving out of this town tomorrow.
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post #1080 of 1510 (permalink) Old 07-28-2011, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Workout B
Squats: 5,2@295lbs
Powercleans: 5,5,5@130lbs
Military Press: 5,5,5@130lbs
Chinups: 8,8,5@b/w+7.5lbs
Shrugs: 8,8,8@95lb DB's

Hanging Knee Raises 15, 12
Cable Crunch 10,10 @ 100
Lying Full Leg Raises 10,10


295 seems to be my wall on squats. Was hoping to hit 315 before switching programs, we'll see.
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