Zaad's Training Log

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Mangosteen, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    Been going to BJJ classes. will probably go twice a week but its expensive compared to the gym and i love the gym... :(
    wont be able to afford gym...

    its amazing to see how much ive forgot skill wise but i still remember gameplans and flows - i can see exactly what people are going to do, i know the counters vaguely, i know ive covered much of it before but cant remember how to do it!
     
  2. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    Got back to the gym today after much reluctance

    gym owner got annoyed that i didnt come because i couldnt afford it. he said next time i should tell him my situation and he'd sort something out like delayed payment. nice great guy who cares about his customers.

    Put myself on version of my own program (thats on this site):
    http://www.martialartsplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=120346

    because after a long lay off, it seems like a good idea

    Overhead Variation 3x5
    20x5
    30x5
    40x3x5

    Snatch High Pull 3x5
    20x5
    40x5
    60x3x5

    Front Squat 3x5
    60x3x5

    Strength Exercise 3x5
    hex bar DL
    60x3x5
    80x1x3 (ow hip, need to stretch more)

    Went for a walk up the big hill behind me (wanted to sprint but it was too slippy) with a 15-20kg container of water

    then practiced the three three drill simon posted with a kali stick. very difficult with my left.

    then tried some spear throws with the stick, trying to get it to fly straight (hard with a light stick). better on my left than right. tried to hit a tree from 10 paces. failed 20 times with my right, stick wont fly straight.
    then threw once with my left, perfect throw, tip hit the tree
     
  3. Simon

    Simon Moved on. Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Zaad, not everyone will be of the same opinion, but in my experience as an instructor all we want is to see you in class.

    Something can always be worked out in regard to the money.

    Glad you're back training.
     
  4. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    Overhead Variation 3x5
    20x5
    30x5
    40x3x5 (last reps was a grind)

    Snatch High Pull 3x5
    20x5
    40x5
    60x3x5 (much smoother)

    Back Squat 3x5
    70x3x5

    Strength Exercise 2x8
    Back Squat more
    60x2x8
    ow left hip again.

    i think im going to make sure i get up and get some breakfast yoga in from now on to help out that hip, the muscles muscles around the socket get massively pumped.
    i want to keep my backsquat around 10kg ahead of my front squat or at least more reps.
     
  5. matveimediaarts

    matveimediaarts Underappreciated genius

    FWIW, learning all the stretching/warm-ups that ballerinas do really helped with my flexibility and preventing joint problems. (my major issue is shoulders popping out because I'm double jointed) Look for "ballet stretching" and similar terms on youtube/google.
     
  6. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    ballet is awesome! will search the stretches

    My dad was a professional contemporary ballet dancer and had me do a lot of that stuff as a kid. Honestly the reason i think i had such good flexibility (plus good shoulder joint genetics) until i started to sit in chair for 8 hours a day.
     
  7. HarryF

    HarryF Malued Vember

    Breakfast yoga is "da bomb"* just 10 minutes of sun salutations makes a massive positive difference to my ageing joints and the continuing tonic/phasic posture/alignment battle... Plus it's a readily achievable first goal of the day.

    Have you picked up/adapted a routine from a class, or are you learning from videos?



    *I am led to believe that this is a "yoof" phrase meaning "exemplary"
     
  8. matveimediaarts

    matveimediaarts Underappreciated genius

    btw, a lot of the stretches are done at a ballet barre. If you don't have one, just use a chair or something like that. :cool: I've never needed them except for splits, but yoga blocks are helpful for stretches you can't reach.

    ETA: here's a really basic barre routine- [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A6c7bkzmQ8"]Ballet Barre Warmup - YouTube[/ame] when you're good at this, google around for more advanced shtuff.
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2014
  9. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    Showing your age mate!
    nobody has said that since the 90's/early 2000's (Ali-G era)

    people my age used to say epic but i dont know what it is now.
    I'm prolly gonna find some ginastica natural videos (BJJ style yoga) on the youtube
     
  10. HarryF

    HarryF Malued Vember

    I feared that may have been the case... Perhaps an appropriate riposte would be "whatevs"?

    Either way, good to you see you're back at the gym again, and you know that regaining old strength is easy compared to new gains :)

    Now just to save up your spare cash for some BJJ/JWT sessions...
     
  11. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    Front squat
    20x3x5
    40x5
    60x5
    70x5
    75x5 (last was a grinder, going to not push it too much higher next week or at all)

    Strength Exercise 2x8
    Bench Press
    20x2x8
    30x2x8
    40x2x8
    45x4

    Snatch High Pull
    60x3x5 (didnt really feel like i was extending properly but the bar came high enough)

    Deadlifts
    70x5
    80x3x5
     
  12. seiken steve

    seiken steve golden member

    i approve of the above video :p
     
  13. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    Overhead Variation 3x5
    OHP (had to clean them up)
    20x5
    40x1x5 (misloaded)
    42.5x2x5

    Snatch High Pull 3x5
    20x5
    40x5
    62.5x3x5

    Front Squat 4x4
    60x3x5

    Strength Exercise 2x8
    hex bar DL
    60x2x8
    70x1x6 (grip is crap now...)

    The hardest thing is not letting ego push the program.
     
  14. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    Just fond out that my old lifting coach and team has got a load of new members.
    Which is great!
    Hopefully they finally get a uni club going which

    but i miss it.
    lifting with my coach, him dragging me to comps and keeping me to a schedule really did stop me doing something really stupid when i got depressed at uni.
    he was a great mentor and an awesome coach. i only hope i can find someone like that again.
     
  15. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    Did some leg work in the gym, 3x10 stuff
    BSS
    glute bridges (2x10)
    weighted glute bridges 60kg
    lying single leg hammie curls
    top range single leg extensions (VMO death!)
    then walked around for a few hours. trying to stay active
     
  16. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    Overhead Variation 3x5
    20x3x5
    42.5x3x5 (last few reps we difficult)

    Snatch High Pull 3x5
    20x5
    40x5
    62.5x3x5

    random 50kg clean to rack the bar. easy but caught it a smidge forward

    Back Squat 3x5
    70x3x5 (need to do some warm ups before next time to get my footing right)

    Strength Exercise 2x8
    Back Squat more
    60x2x8

    Did some weighted planks (5kg) with 45 seconds rest in between:
    1 minute
    30 seconds
    20 seconds

    i want to get them up to 1 minute each next time. i suck at them now, which is sad because i was doing heavier weighted push ups just a year ago and squatting heavier daily 6 months before.
    but i did pull heaviest about 9 months ago when i did none of that so maybe things just go in cycles?
     
  17. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    Overhead Variation 3x5
    OHP
    20x3x5
    30x1x5
    45x5
    45x4
    45x2

    Snatch High Pull 3x5
    20x5
    40x5
    65x3x5

    Tried front squatting and deadlifting but patella tendon wasn't happy.
    Did some curls and shoulder stuff
     
  18. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    Warmed up a lot with jumps ETC first. felt much better:

    Front Squats:
    20x5x3
    40x3
    50x3
    65x6x3

    random 50kg clean, need to work on foot work.

    CHALLENGE: INDEX DEADLIFT
    30kgx1 pathetic. it is difficult and i am weak.

    Then did shoulder work (3x10 weighted sun salutations)
    then 3x10 single leg top range extensions
    then 3x10 back raises with a 10kg plate
     
  19. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!

    I think you're too hard on yourself to be honest. Like you said the challenge is difficult and you're not exactly a 7ft tall behemoth :)
     
  20. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    my strength in general has disappeared. i find it hard to hold on the the bar with even light deadlifting and even harder to close the light gripper i have.

    moral of the story - dont stop lifting, eat properly (im down 4kg in one month and non of it is fat). i can only blame myself
     

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