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Old 11-09-2009, 05:42 PM   #421 (permalink)
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Went in to help training partner do some last minute preparation for the tournament this past weekend. I sprained my ring finger in a takedown and it's swollen to the size of my thumb. Luckily today I just regained the ability to bend it enough to make a fist. As for the tournament, I was pretty confident my training partner would do very well in his first tournament. Unfortunately, he was matched with one of our professional fighters (in a beginners division), same guy on both gi and no gi days. So he basically got smothered by a very mean looking, mesomorphic specimen of a man. Bummer. I looked at the division I would have been in, it was the same guy from my gym that I had to roll two days in a row, and one of our fighters Darwin. I'm not paying 90$ to roll the same ******* guys I roll 2-3 times a week in the gym. Poor turnout I guess.

Went in for more burpees

Burpees (5x3 minute rounds, 1 min rest)
1 - 31
2 - 27
3 - 25
4 - 24
5 - 22
Total - 129

7 Up from last weeks, now we're getting somewhere. I lost my girlfriend this weekend so we should be seeing a more dedicated and spiteful me for the next little while. Also get my car back this week. Then Vegas in less than two weeks. BJJ tonight.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:51 PM   #422 (permalink)
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Went in to help training partner do some last minute preparation for the tournament this past weekend. I sprained my ring finger in a takedown and it's swollen to the size of my thumb. Luckily today I just regained the ability to bend it enough to make a fist. As for the tournament, I was pretty confident my training partner would do very well in his first tournament. Unfortunately, he was matched with one of our professional fighters (in a beginners division), same guy on both gi and no gi days. So he basically got smothered by a very mean looking, mesomorphic specimen of a man. Bummer. I looked at the division I would have been in, it was the same guy from my gym that I had to roll two days in a row, and one of our fighters Darwin. I'm not paying 90$ to roll the same ******* guys I roll 2-3 times a week in the gym. Poor turnout I guess.

Went in for more burpees

Burpees (5x3 minute rounds, 1 min rest)
1 - 31
2 - 27
3 - 25
4 - 24
5 - 22
Total - 129

7 Up from last weeks, now we're getting somewhere. I lost my girlfriend this weekend so we should be seeing a more dedicated and spiteful me for the next little while. Also get my car back this week. Then Vegas in less than two weeks. BJJ tonight.
Sorry about all the stuff that happened. You'll come back stronger, as you always seem to.

Could you post your shopping list or something? I'm also wondering what, if any, external analgesics you use for muscle pain/recovery.
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:24 AM   #423 (permalink)
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Sorry about all the stuff that happened. You'll come back stronger, as you always seem to.

Could you post your shopping list or something? I'm also wondering what, if any, external analgesics you use for muscle pain/recovery.
Yeah shit happens, I triumph. The no girlfriend is really a big relief, I've never felt so stressed in a long time.

I'll post what I eat on average.

6 30 am - Protein Shake (wake up)
8 30 am - Peanut Granola Bar
10 30 am - Salmon or Chicken, Roast Potatoes, Random Veggie (lunch)
1 30 pm - Cottage Cheese, Quinoa, Banana
3 30 pm - Protein Shake
5 30 pm - Whole Grain Pasta or Oatmeal with milk and banana (Pre workout)
8 30 pm - Protein Shake (Post Workout)
9 00 pm - Turkey/Roast Beef/Tuna Sandwich
10 30 pm - Protein Shake (Bed)


I don't use anything externally, I'm pretty poor and I always consider it but never bring myself to buy it. I only recently treated myself to some tylenol muscle ache and pain.

I use an ice bag. =)

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Old 11-10-2009, 03:48 AM   #424 (permalink)
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Warm up exercises, drilled a guard break, hook and sickle, recovering half guard from the bottom of knee on belly, couple other things. Did guard passes, my training partner has totally revamped his guard while I've been slacking and tapped me with a loop collar choke and an armbar. Good boy. I had nothing for him in my guard either...he knows my tricks so it's time for some new ones.

Advanced class was more hook and sickle, attacking the turtle, some other stuff.

In rolling I got to go with a new guy that is by far the strongest person I've ever rolled, he was my size but thicker, he's a powerlifter and has been kickboxing for like 10 years and wants to fight. Felt like rolling an oak tree. I felt like a little guy for once but trapped an arm and caught him in a triangle. Then later I got his back and flattened him but couldn't get past his oak tree arms to submit before the time ran out. That guy's gonna be scary in a few weeks... no, he's already scary. As we were wrestling in the beginning he pushed me and I popped something on my hamstring/ass. Lotta pain and it's stiffening up now.

Also got in with a blue belt that usually beats me. He pulled guard, I stood up to pass, he swept me and came up to mount, I got half guard and guard like instantly. Started tying him up and keeping his posture broken, then started hipping to the side to steal his back. Ended up in a weird half-guard-on-his-back type situation. Was looking for a triangle, or a mount, but ended up getting ahold of an arm and landed the first legit armbar ever.

Then I rolled a brown belt. Alot of positional changes and scrambling. I somehow got his back with hooks, but couldn't finish. He reached down to push on of my legs off, why didn't I tap him there? I don't know. That would have been my highest level tap ever. Oh well. He eventually got out and into side control and got some mean collar choke or something right before the round ended.

Then Dave, who has been asking me to do no gi with him for like a month now asked to roll. My cardio is still weaker but definitely feeling better and I was sick of turning a chance like that down. I figured it would make for a nice night of rolls, white belt -> blue belt -> brown belt -> black belt.

So I shoot for a single leg, struggle to trap it and he keeps his leg on the outside. He immediately starts looking for a kimura on my arm to throw me with(he did this like 11 times the first time we rolled). But I kept my elbows tight and gripped that leg like my shoulder depended on it. We fall down somehow, I think into my side control or maybe half guard. Then I focus on trying to delay his advances/reguard. I didn't reguard. I think he mounted and arm triangled, I rolled out of it into his guard and got armbarred instantly. After that it went pretty similarily, half guard -> side control -> he got mount again and started digging his hips into my stomach and smothering me but not trying to finish me, I eventually had a moment of mental weakness and tapped out of exhaustion/claustrophobia. That was about 5 minutes and he wanted a 10 minute round. Next time I guess. =) Was fun though, if I roll him once or twice a week, I'll be very happy for that extra push, and that seems to be what he wants. See what my popped hamstring feels like doing tomorrow. SLEEP PLEASE.
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:12 AM   #425 (permalink)
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So I didn't die or get fat, or anything. My computer gave out and I only recently replaced it. Training has been slackened a bit though, I won't lie. I got sick again shortly after and was out for a week or two on some strepped throat. Then I went and saw family over the holidays as well. However, I'm not THAT far off from where I was, give it 2 weeks.

Looking ahead, I'm doing a BJJ tournament at the beginning of february that my gym is hosting. My second tournament and first in the blue belt division. Not expecting to do great, but I think I'll hold my own and am just feeling a hunger to compete. I told Kajan I want to fight in March. Hopefully something works out there. I gotta show that I want it and start training at the Langley location to step my game up more in the bigger pond.

Gym just opened today after the holidays. GOOD TO BE BACK. I felt a bit more tired than usual but truthfully it wasn't that bad.

Technique was all from knee on belly. First the 180 armbar and Dave emphasized that you really shouldn't 180, but cut it off short and armbar diagonally to make it faster and isolate his arm more. We got an interesting new one but to be honest I wouldn't know how to explain it. I don't think it'll be popping up in rolling anytime soon.

I've been reading alot of Jiu Jitsu University by Saulo as well as re-watching some of his dvds, so I had a few new things I was looking for...today I wanted darces, ezekiels, and a choke/armbar combo from mount.

In rolling I did average. I caught a darce on a guy that was turtled and nearly got it on another guy. Just a versatile move that I've never really looked into. I'll keep putting in an extra effort on these. Also caught a collar choke from mount and he tapped so I didn't get to armbar him. Ezekiels however didn't pay off today. Tried twice from mount, one time he was able to protect and the other guy rolled me, which was odd because I very rarely get rolled while grapevining. He is like 300lbs though. Got a kimura or two, got a triangle then rolled to mount and armbarred him....I think that's it. I guess it was a pretty good day of rolling I didn't get tapped today but one blue belt was positionally dominate...was caught in side control early, got half guard, recovered guard, and that was the round.

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Great class, alot of boxing and mma sparring. Not running through the details because it's getting late and I need my beauty rest. BJJ tomorrow!
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Did BJJ wednesday, decent class overall but nothing too exciting to report. Missed thursday. Did MMA on friday which after warmup was mostly sparring. Went pretty hard but stopped after getting kicked in the dick (I lost my cup....gotta do something about that NOW). I got a tattoo on saturday so I'll be doing mostly lifting/cardio for the next couple days.
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Squats 6,6,6 @ 225lbs
Deadlifts 6,6,6 @ 185lbs
DB Bench 6,4,4 @ 80lbs
Weighted Chin Ups 6,6,4 @ b/w+15lbs

AB Complex

Weighted Twist Crunch 20@45lbs
Reverse Crunch 15@20lbs
Cable Crunch 20@65kgs
AB Plank 1:00

First lift day in too long. Strength is temporarily down with some early failure today. Ran through the ab complex once as a test run...going to be doing this 1x a week so I can trade that gym membership in for a punch card to ease the finances. I'll start doing burpees and any other solo training at the MMA gym before/during a class.
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Back. So I took a little more time off because my tattoo was still scabbing and I didn't want to push it.

BJJ yesterday. had a great class, I was dominant in the guard pass, had lots of great rolls and my arsenal is growing. I felt a bit lightheaded at parts of the class but I think that's more getting used to the intensity than it is weak cardio, if that makes sense. Got my first stripe for my blue. Tournament is in about 2 weeks!

Striking/MMA. Skipping, shadowboxing, simple boxing combos/blocks/counters with a partner. Boxing sparring, did well. MMA shadowboxing, technique was ground and pound. Crucifix and another one that I'll run through. From side control facing towards the guy, arm on his hip and other arm is punching. As he reaches up to stop the punch, swing top leg over his head, with your foot flat on the ground behind his head. It's a tight neck crank, you can reach over and punch him, and there's an easy armbar as well. Sexy move. Thn MMA sparring. Did 3 rounds, all of which I took down almost immediately, and spent most of the time in side control and mount. Successfully used the crucifix but the other one almost got me bumped over so I stopped. I keep having a reccuring moment with this one guy, I mount him and he goes deeper into the mount then brings his tree trunk legs to grab my body/neck and pull me out of it. I forot to ask Kajan for some help on that. It's not even like I'm leaning far back, I lean forwards to avoid it and he still gets me. Oh well. Great session. Jiu Jits tomorrow.
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2) Is there any video that you know of, of the sexy move?

3) Kevin Randleman had treetrunk legs and Shogun got him in a kneebar, so you never know.

4) We want to see pictures of the ink. What did you get?
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