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- 05-10-2010, 05:11 PM
- 05-10-2010, 05:19 PM
05-10-2010, 06:21 PM
Whenever I'm ready, it's not at all time related. But seeing as I'm not training at all, I'm losing progress. It'll be a while to get back up to where I was, and that's if I was back regularly. This job is all I got, and it's not gonna change soon, this week just worked out to give me 2 judo nights off.
I may switch to BJJ soon. I can't afford it, it's $150+ per month, but I had a gift card to Sax 5th Ave, an xmas present from a client. I tried to sell it, and couldn't, so I bought a Swiss Army watch for $475, and I'm trying to sell it for $300. If I can, I'll try to work a deal with the BJJ place, get a couple months of morning classes out of it.
Gah! I won't give up! I made huge progress in judo, nearly 3rd degree brown in 2 years. I love it, I can't stop.
05-11-2010, 12:47 AM
05-11-2010, 03:46 PM
Judo was awesome last night. I took 1 scoop WF around 6pm, hit the gyn at 6:20-6:40, did bench and rows, got to judo by 6:45 and caught up with friends, and class was 7-9pm. I expected it to be worse than it was, given 2 months off, but the short intense workouts with lots of DL, burpees, tabatas, alternating rows and bench, etc, are apparently a good way to keep up overall judo fitness.
I was extremely tired yesterday afternoon, but the WF perked me right up, and endurance was great all through class, though I didn't feel as 'springy' as before I stopped going. I feel kind of heavy, though that's to be expected, as I've put on weight (a bit of fat, too).
I got home, ate, watched an episode from season II of Breaking Bad, and was in bed by 11:30. I had no trouble sleeping whatsoever, so 1 scoop was a good call.
And a pic for your pleasure:
05-13-2010, 03:26 AM
Judo tonight, I'll post tomorrow. Here's a pic, the blonde girl, ronda, took the first US womens medal in judo in 2008. She trains at my dojo, when she's in town. And kicks my ass. The pic is from a couple days ago.
05-13-2010, 03:26 PM
I took a heaping scoop WF at 6pm, was in the gym by 6:30, did alternating pullups/dips (5/7) without rest to failure, then went to judo. Warmup was easy, it was a different sensei, then we went straight into class.
We practiced different forms of osoto gari:
[nomedia="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loUJH_JgkhY&feature=re lated"]YouTube- Judo: Isao Okano O Soto Gari[/nomedia]
It's not 'my' throw at all, I'm not comfortable with it, and it hurts my right shoulder/rotator. I can do a modified osoto when backing up, which most people don't do. Anyway, class was great. I worked hard, I fought hard, I threw some black belts, which surprised me given my 2 months off. Apparently it's sunk in a bit.
Effects: Despite having eaten a large burrito around 5pm, the WF hit pretty hard. Endurance in my pullup/dip routine was stupid good, and I had no fatigue issues in judo whatsoever, outlasting my opponents easily. The nootropic effects are worth gold, it's just easier to pick up new ideas, and translate them to physical motion. Superb!
05-13-2010, 03:28 PM
05-13-2010, 04:08 PM
Hey, celc5, thanks!
I got my fingers crossed that I don't have an early start for work tomorrow. If I can squeeze a workout in, it'll be run/DL/bench/rows. Can't wait!
BTW, I know my workouts are somewhat untraditional. This weeks judo classes, after 2 months of not attending, validated what I do really well. I felt remarkably good, and wasn't gasping like a fish out of water, so the high intensity/supersets/high rep stuff is working. Keeping my strength, too. I do need to work my abs more.
05-13-2010, 10:52 PM
05-14-2010, 12:46 AM
You get used to it, bigt. the problem is that it's hard to start as an adult, because you have to learn to fall. It's much easier to learn as a kid: you're lighter, lower to the ground, etc. So the learning curve is very steep for adults coming in for the first time. It took me 6 month to be able to go hard and leave class without a pinched nerve or other tweakage. But once you get it, it's all good. I get thrown 50-60 time per class, no problem. It's interesting to watch the old guys; they very much resist being thrown, as it hurts too bad. They all stiff from 30-50 years of judo pounding. And their skill level is so ****ing high, they're nearly impossible to throw. I hope that's me someday.
05-14-2010, 07:58 AM
05-14-2010, 12:27 PM
05-14-2010, 03:18 PM
Great Log...I tried a sample of white flood and was quite impressed. Thinking I may need to pick up a tub of it myself.
05-14-2010, 03:27 PM
Holy ****! I think I'm on to something!
I woke up at 6:40, hit 1.5 scoops of WF at 7, and was in the gym by 7:25. I ran 2 miles in 15 on my toes (no barefoor, the bally's dude was checking on me ). I grabbed an abb maxx recovery 60carb/35 protein, and started sipping as I headed to the weights.
I sarted with decline bench, alternated with chest supported tbar rows, working up each set, 5 sets of 10, 6th set at 5-7 ie failure-ish. The only rest was walking between machines and weight changes.
Then I hit deadlift, 10 x 135, then sets of 5, adding 20lbs each set, with the only rest being weight changes, for 5 sets.
I finished off with alternating ex bar curls and skull crushers, rotator work, and a stretch session. Out in 55 minutes. I looked jacked, and vascularity is still insane.
I went home, showered, and was at work by 10, where I sat waiting for my client, and ate 2 whopping PB&J sandwiches on whole grain sprouted bread, around 700cals.
And I realized something, while eating. I was euphoric. Like high, a bit aggro, and with a nearly insatiable need to ****ing break something, or sprint, or fight. Sky high motivation and urge. And now at 11:30, I feel GREAT. Getting hungry, but great.
There's something about the first thing in the morning, empty stomach dose, and intense ball breaking workout. GH release? The hell if I know, but it's great.
05-14-2010, 03:40 PM
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05-14-2010, 03:48 PM
**** that noise. I'll be 36 this month, and I can give 20yo's a run for their money in almost any forum. I can't stop age, but I am in control of how it happens, and my own mind. Jack lalanne, randy couture, and any number of old dudes in my dojo.
I started judo late, 2 years ago. But it's never too late, celc5. I won't stop, God help me, and I aim to be winning judo competitions at 50 and well beyond.
Go do it, man, it's not too late, and surround yourself with like minded folks!
05-14-2010, 07:00 PM
05-15-2010, 06:06 PM
Very true. But in life there's no teacher, no guidebook, it's trial and error with a time limit. With martial arts, the answers are handed to you, thousands of years of combat knowledge in a nice, tight package. The challenge is in doing it, absorbing it successfully; it ain't easy, but it is acheivable, if you work hard enough.
That's why, imo, martial arts are so awesome. It gives you the feeling of doing something perfectly right, of mastery overy yourself and a technique, in a very controlled environment. It's easier to succeed in other aspects of life, and do life perfectly right (we can try, right?), when you've actually applied yourself and mastered something in a single area, even if small. The perserverance you learn on the mat bleeds (pun intended) into every day life. It'd be tough to succeed, or master, if you've never felt success, or mastery.
05-15-2010, 10:33 PM
05-16-2010, 04:41 AM
05-16-2010, 04:51 AM
Btw, I didn't mean to imply success or perfection are the end all, just that pursuing martial arts can foster excellence elsewhere in life. Pretty much everything in life is harder than what takes place on the mat; I can take a beating all day, but the little things (and big ones too) can bring me to my knees.
I bet the phillippines was awesome.
05-16-2010, 01:47 PM
05-16-2010, 05:29 PM
05-17-2010, 01:38 AM
Can't wait to try it! I've been usin their White Raspberry flavor for a while now, and it's bearable, but could be better.
05-17-2010, 11:28 PM
I worked 42 hours over fri, sat, and sun, and hitting another 14hour day today, it looks like. This morning was my workout morning, but I got in late last night, and nearly over slept this morning. We'll see if I make it up tomorrow morning.
05-17-2010, 11:31 PM
05-18-2010, 11:20 PM
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05-21-2010, 05:27 PM
Thank you, Illilian!
Well, this week sucked. Starting last Friday, I worked 14-16 hours a day, with my shifts ending at midnight>2:30am. My kids are up by 6:30-7am, so that's my sleep for the night. I'd try to get back to sleep, but they're noisy , and it was tough.
I missed every workout for that week. I'm basically a bodyguard for a rich family, and I escort their kids. I end up sitting in my car most of the time. Well, the combination of sitting (which I know is bad for me), and missing the workouts, really worked a number on my back. I went to bed late last night, tired but fine, and woke up feeling like my back was broken. A combination of a kidney punch and being tackled from behind by a linebacker. I could barely bend over (to put my shoes on, perv! ). So I hit up my chiropractor, awesome dude. He basically reiterated what I knew, but attached the word 'destroy' to it: if I keep sitting in my car, I'll destroy my back. Uh, wow. Sucks for me. So he adjusted my back (more like slammed it, I'm strong, and it was ****ED). It went back to where it's supposed to be, but the adjustment spasmed the hell out of the supporting muscled, yeeow. He told me to ice it, and lay off for a few days.
I went to the gym instead. I hobbled in like an old man, and hung backwards over a balance ball for 10 minutes or so, then lay face down on the floor, propped up on my elbows (to allow my back to fall into the natural lumbar curve. It all hurt like hell, but in a good way.
Then I chose to do alternating dips and pullups, 7 and 5 reps, as I figured the hanging with stabilization might do me good, and surely wouldn't hurt. I did 8 rounds, moving slow-ish between stations, but with little rest. By the time I finished, I felt MUCH better. THe stretching had relaxed the spasms, and everything was warmed up and loose.
It still feels sore, quite painful, but it's healing itself.
Sunday is my 36 birthday. I'm not sure how I feel about that.
05-23-2010, 08:07 PM
My back was much better by Sat morning. This morning I got up, opened a birthday present or two while I waited for the WF to hit, and went to the gym.
2 mile run - started slow, but ended up running hard, as I felt great.
Alternating flat bench and chest supported rows - 6 sets of each, felt a bit weak due to the time off and residual soreness from Fri, but good to be back.
DL - went easy, 20 sec rest in between sets on 135lbs: 30, 15, 5. I didn't want to stress my back out too much.
I've only got a serving or two of WF left, I've dipped in on occasion for random energy on non-workout days.
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