Good luck with your exams! Enjoy the early morning BJJ when you can get it.
I am dying to train now. I have completely lost my appetite and have hardly been eating anything at all. I am definitely looking a lot leaner though. After my exam on Monday I will be heading straight to the gym.
I got a chance to train today but there was no bjj so I just lifted weights:
Warmup x 5 rounds
Hip raises: 12
DE Bench w/ Chains (100lbs)
ME Bench w/ Chains (100lbs)
275+100×1 (failed 2nd rep)
Incline Bench Press
- Between sets of bench I did:
Barbell rows 205x6x10
- Between sets of Bradford Press I did:
I wanted to do more but I was training with a guy today who wouldn’t shut up between sets so I ran out of time. Good reminder why I prefer to lift alone.
BJJ this morning:
We drilled the omoplata from closed guard and ways to transition to a kimura or a reversal with a kimura grip. Then we drilles a way to take mount when someone rolls out of the omoplata by hanging onto their elbow and pressing your thigh into their upper arm while tucking your foot under their side. From there you can transition into side control, mount or kesa gatame. I tweeked my neck funny while rolling out of an omoplata so I didn’t roll. It’s not bad but I just didn’t want to risk making it worse.
The instructor was sick so he just opened up the gym and let us have an open mat. Since I was the most experienced guy there (though that isn’t saying much. It was all newer white belts) I lead us through the warm-up and taught some basic tie-ups and takedowns from the tie-up and rolled a few rounds. I discovered using a submission that I don’t know the name of. I have seen Ken Shamrock use it before and it was very easy to set up and execute. I will have to try it out on some more experienced guys this weekend.
You get to scarf hold and then reach back and hook under their leg and then grab the insides of your thighs and squeeze your knees together, squeezing the air out of them and not allowing them to take another breath.
Warmup (circuit w/ no rest)
BW Squats: 5x12
Hip raises: 12
DE Paused Squats w/ Chains
ME Block Pull w/ Chains
Safety Squat Bar Squats
Always heard that one called the “Thighmaster choke/chest compression.” I think Bas Rutten is generally credited with popularizing that one.
Yall probably don’t know this but I am a singer/guitarist. I have been playing solo for a long time now but have always wanted to get another band together. I randomly met a band that had no frontman through a plumber that came to my house to fix a clogged drain and now we will be practicing on friday nights. Unfortunately, this means no more bjj on saturdays because our practices have been going until about 2am and bjj is at 9:00. I will be going to the Sunday open mat instead and doing my accessory lifts and running on saturdays.
Rear delt raises:
Side delt raises:
Dumbbell concentration curls
I got some good rolls in. My reversals from guard were working well today. I was able to disrupt one guy’s base from closed guard so much that I pushed him to his back with my feet still crossed and went straight to mount.
This class looks easy but it is brutally difficult. We learned how to lizard crawl 1 inch off the floor. Then we proceeded to lizard crawl for 30 minutes straight. I have never felt such lactic acid buildup in my life. I sweat out 8lbs!
DE Bench w/ 100lbs of Chain
ME Bench w/ 100lbs of Chain
Between sets of DE and ME Bench I did Barbell Rows:
Between sets of incline bench I did band pull aparts 4x10
Bradford Press…ss…Delt Raises
Concentration Curls…ss…Band Tri Pushdowns
BJJ AM Class:
We drilled hook flips from butterfly guard. I had a hard roll with a particularly spazzy guy named Tony who’s whole game revolves around stiff arming and running away. It’s a really weird game where he’s always on defense but since that’s all he ever does, he is really good at avoiding submissions.
Hit the bag a little while I taught my daughter how to squat.
NoGi AM BJJ
We drilled more hook flips from butterfly guard, how to reverse directions if they post when you try the initial hook flip and how to guillotine when they post on you. I was really underslept so I didn’t roll.
Snatch-Grip High Pull
Work up to heavy 3x3
Rear Delt Raises…ss…Barbell Curls
Delt Raises…ss…DB Hammer Curls
Band Pull Aparts…ss…Band Tri Pushdowns
DE Squat w/ Chains
ME Block Pull w/ Chains (no belt)
Work up to 465+100x1
Block Lunges (holding plate overhead)
Sorry to interrupt your log; I was wondering what the abbreviations meant for the DE squats and ME block pulls, I googled them but couldn’t find any definitive answers.
That means dynamic effort and maximum effort. If you want to read more about it google conjugate training method, Louis Simmons or Westside Barbell.
I haven’t trained much this week because my wife had surgery and I’ve been at the hospital with her. We are going home today though so I’ll be back at it soon.
Snatch Grip High Pull from Blocks
High Pull…ss…Barbell Row
DB Raise…ss…DB Curl
Band Tri Pushdowns…ss…Band Pullaparts
DB Press…ss…Bent Over DB Row
Plate Flyes…ss…Rear Delt Plate Raises
We drilled papercutter chokes in a gi. Then I had 4 hard rolls.
Drilled moving to single leg x guard from a failed hook flip. Then we moved from single leg x to leg drag to smash pass, knee on belly and to same side ankle lock, esteema lock, and opposite side ankle lock.
I had a balls-to-the-wall roll with Tony who is impossible to have a flow roll with because he apparently does not have the ability to chill out.