laziness over results

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Re: laziness over results

Post by Fat Cat » Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:59 pm

The Torrance Academy sells a very cool DVD called "Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Episode One" which has Helio demonstrating the the first forty self defense lessons from the original Gracie Academy, along with some updates from Renner and Ralek. May be worth checking out.

http://www.gracieacademy.com/store.asp?c=54587
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Re: laziness over results

Post by Bram » Wed Dec 02, 2009 8:46 pm

Thanks for the video suggestion. That is a part of BJJ I'd like to spend some time learning about.

December 1st

Bench Press x 4 sets
See-Saw Press 30lb dumbbells x 4 sets
Hanging Leg Raises to Face Height x 4 sets
Decline Sit-Ups +10lbs x 4 sets
Bent Over Flyes (laying on 12 blocks and an aerobic step) 3lb db's x 4 sets
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Re: laziness over results

Post by Bram » Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:19 pm

December 3rd

Towel Chins x 10, 10, 7, 7
1-Arm Cable Rows x 25-30lbs x 10-15 reps x 4 sets
Wide-Stance Squats 235lbs x 8, 6, 5, 4

Glute-Ham Raise x 8 x 4 sets
alternated with
45 Degree Back Extensions +80lbs x 5-8 reps x 4 sets

BJJ Class.

Learned an escape from mount into straight ankle lock (rotate away, rather than lean back, to finish).
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Re: laziness over results

Post by Bram » Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:24 pm

December 5th

Competed in a BJJ tournament. Won my first match by triangle, second match lost by 2 points.

Good stuff

Relaxed mental state -- last time I competed, I stayed calm in my first match but got cocky between the first and second. This time I stayed very relaxed and ended up really enjoying competing.

I looked over the rules ahead of time, which I had failed to do before. I found out that straight ankle locks were permitted (which we don't usually do at my school). I spent time reviewing the defense of them and when my opponent attacked me with one I felt okay about it.

Bad stuff

Felt over trained: especially my hands. Before we even started I knew my hands were done for. On Thursday I did some towel chins ups and then rolled for close to 45 minutes with a fresh opponent every time I got out of a bad spot. Legs gassed after the first match too which was surprising as well, since I didn't use them that much.

Stuff to work on

More technical practice -- I think if every class I do 25 of something to each side it would help a ton, e.g., take-down's, escapes, passes, sweeps, submissions, positional improvements

Add some specialized conditioning to my BJJ class. There's little things I notice that help out (high-rep ab work, some neck stuff, mobility for lower body, etc.) that I could add. 5 minutes maybe, maybe.

Technical missteps -- half-guard sweep, defensive/offensive posture when the guy turtles and grabs my legs, sweeps when an opponent stands in my guard (and hand position on sleeves at this point), finishing the triangle
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