AxelB's running, lifting and kicking log

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by axelb, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Jaydub

    Jaydub Valued Member

    Congratulations on your promotion.
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  2. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu


    1 hour BJJ

    Drilled the sao paulo pass again, got to refine it more.
    It was great to see a few others recently promoted.
    I rolled with 2 other new blue belts who seem to be on par with my sparring temperament and skill which makes for great sparring.

    5 rounds sparring including the purple belts inducting me into the world it wrist locks in sparring :D

    My peak flow has been lower this week, so i expected a rough session, but my lungs coped fine.
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  3. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu


    1 hour BJJ

    Asthma has been bad, driving at the weekend for a stay in a woodland lodge, which meant driving for a few hours.

    Wasn't sure about whether i should train, but I went with my default; yes.

    Worked de la riva sweeps. Something i need to work on more as I found myself in opportunity to set up in sparring a few times, then didn't know where to go from there.

    Sparring was a struggle, adding to the fact that recently promoted blue means that the white belts go harder on me now, and i get to roll with all the coloured belts more frequently :)

    One white belt decided it was a hard roll, so i got kicked in the face whilst they were going 100% they managed to get an armlock on and cranked that quickly :confused:

    Lucky I tap early and often.

    Feeling pretty rough today. I squeezed in a lunch time nap which perked me up a bit, so hopefully I'm good to train tomorrow.
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  4. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    30 minutes lacrosse ball and trigger point roller work.


    Was feeling pretty bad again in the morning, asthma not good.

    I thought i would go and see how i do.

    1 hour BJJ
    I partner up with someone else who had a minor injury as they knew me well enough to respect that and not go hard. I said that's good, my asthma as bad so happy to work with them and take it easy :)

    Worked de la riva sweeps again, including moving to single leg takedown, then onto shin to shin guard with a sweep.
    Worked this in specific sparring, then onto normal sparring.
    Felt pretty good by the end.


    Feeling pretty sore and tired, stayed out of the cold.


    1.6 mile walk.

    Asthma isn't getting worse, but isn't much better.
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  5. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    A 1 mile walk most days, but a fairly sedentary season.

    Thursday 26th
    Got out for a run today, first time since October :oops:

    2.8 miles 32 minutes 153 HR bpm avg.

    Was good to stretch the legs, accompanied by the dog who wanted to run a lot more.
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  6. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Asthma flare up happened today.

    I had mentally made plans for a workout routine which I'm glad i didn't write down as I'm currently feeling very frustrated about it.

    Fortunately not a chest infection, but i must keep fairly inactive for the next week to prevent any stress on my body whilst having extra steroids. :mad::(
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  7. Nachi

    Nachi Valued Member Supporter

    Ah, this asthma of yours sounds very annoying. :/ Get better soon!
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  8. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    Okay, so you've written that, which means that you clearly you know what you SHOULD be doing, but I know you (as in, you have been very open on this forum, about struggling with 'downtime') and know that this will be difficult for you to stick to - Don't give in, fight all your urges to train, be bored, be fed up, but above all, do give yourself time to get better.

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  9. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    thanks all for your supportive words. :)

    I've managed to avoid too much and a walk, a casual 1.5 mile, today with the family whilst wrapped up warm to get my active "fix".

    I have plenty of instructional videos to watch to keep my mind occupied.
  10. Monkey_Magic

    Monkey_Magic Well-Known Member

    Congratulations on the blue belt!
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  11. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    after a daily walk and finishing steroids, i went back to the GP. They re-read my notes and I am back on the steroid inhaler i was told to phase out.

    So after a few days things were getting better, my peak flow almost back to 600 (about as good as it gets for me these days).

    Yesterday i went back to BJJ and was very happy about it.

    Tuesday 1 hour BJJ

    Half guard escape from flattened with cross face.

    3 rounds of sparring.
    Was great to be back and everyone was very welcoming after being away from the mats nearly 3 weeks.

    Wednesday 1 hour BJJ.

    Half guard escape from double underhook.

    4 rounds sparring.
    Feeling sore and partners were particularly more energetic than me.

    I'm hoping to get more walking in and I will look at a gradual lifting plan to get 1 times a week.
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  12. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Thursday 9th Jan 2020

    feeling sore today all over.
    I opted for a light lifting session in the plan to:
    a) get the routine back in place
    b) a bit of light workout to help recovery
    c) I was gifted with olympic dumbels which I wanted to "try" out :D

    20kg x10, 60kgx5, 80kgx5, 60kgx5, 20kgx10

    dumbell shoulder press
    8kg (just dumbell) x10, 13kgx10, 13kgx10, 13kgx10
    dumbell curl
    13kg 3x10

    neck harness
    5kg 3x10
    pushup 5, 8
    leg raises 2x10

    1.6 mile walk.
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  13. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    an active weekend, but enough to help recovery.
    10 minutes stretching and 20 min roller/ball/trigger point

    Monday 1 hour BJJ

    Change in timetable meant that I can now attend the advanced class (blue belts and up).
    worked on passing knee sheild, and also retaining/sweeping from the knee sheild.

    sparring, my health feels much better and second week back, so a lot less getting smashed and felt ok.


    sleep ok, recovered well and I felt good enough for a light workout:
    12 minutes of bag work. warmup 3x3 min rounds with 30 second rest.

    1.9 mile very easy run (was more than I planned as I forgot the distance of the local park in the plan).

    20 min roller and ball self physio.


    another good night sleep (relatively) my resting HR has gone down, which is a good sign.

    1 hour BJJ
    working spider guard to triangle and omplata (also added wristlock)

    felt strong during sparring, didn't get completely smashed.

    Things I definitely need to focus on: positional escapes (side and full mount), attacks from guard (I am ok with sweeps usually, but rarely get submissions from guard) and under half guard reversal/sweep.
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  14. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu


    A short and low intensity lift:

    Low bar squat
    20kgx5, 40kgx5, 50kg 2x5

    Chin up (assisted) 2x6

    Curl 3x10 x 12kg

    Neck harness 5kgx 8, 10, 10

    Leg raises 2x10
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  15. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    BJJ 1 hour

    Feeling tired, but I had the rare opportunity to make it today, so thought i would come and enjoy, and see how things go.

    Ground work; spinning arm bar from side mount.
    Worked the hitch hiker escape and followed up this with triangle on the escapist.

    Sparring, definitely felt it, gassing out quickly.
    An observation on being a new blue belt, the 4 stripe white belts certainly like to ramp up the intensity :D
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  16. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    traveling most of the weekend 8+ hours in the car usually means asthma problems, but ok so far.

    1 hour BJJ
    De la Riva pass to knee slide, or backstep to side control

    Sparring I felt in better condition than last week. Pulled off more butterfly sweeps than i have in a long time, one of those days that a few techniques clicked. :)
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  17. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    I love those days! (at least I think I do, it's been a while.)

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  18. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu


    13 minute bag work. 2 minute warmup and 3x3min rounds. Medium intensity, mostly without structure, added a few round kicks on the last round.

    2x10 leg raises and stretching to cool down.

    I planned a run also, but generally feeling tired, so opted for a 20 min walk instead
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  19. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    1 hour BJJ

    De la riva x pass and folding pass.


    20 min walk

    Weight lifting
    Deadlift 20kgx10, 60kgx5, 80kgx5, 100kg 2x5, 80kgx5, 60kgx5

    Dumbbell shoulder press/curl superset
    13kgx10, 18kg 2x10

    Barbell Lunge
    20kg x10, 20, 20

    Neck harness
    5kgx10, 7.5kg 2x12

    Pushups 2x10
    Leg raises 12, 14, 14

    5 min stretching.
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  20. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    a gentle walk at the weekend (1.5 mile I think; I didn't track it).

    1 hour BJJ

    from side control, worked on pinning near arm, then the far arm into americana arm lock.
    a variation was working on spin to arm bar.

    sparring, I have (when possible) focused on framing, so that escapes were easier. I have felt that this focus has improved my escapes.
    In addition to this, when they work a standing break ont the closed guard, I actively waited for this to focus on moving to an open guard, more frequently de la riva (which we drilled a bit recently).

    2.5 mile easy run with the doggy. 25 mins 159bpm avg HR.

    30 min rest, then 12mins bag work (warm up set, then 3x3 min rounds with 30s rest)
    2 x15 leg raises
    5 min stretching.

    1 hour bjj

    kimura from side control, and variation of spin to arm bar (I should be able to pull some of these off by now, but never quite get it in practise).
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