Who I am: I am a 23 year old retired powerlifter and strongman. I had been competing in those sports since I was around 17 years old. I was also a grip fanatic for many years until I suffered some pretty bad issues with my wrists that I have been repairing for the past few years. I was quite well known on the grip circuit. I have moved into MMA for some very person reasons which I donít feel is necessary to discuss in relation to this log bit either way I am now an amateur mixed martial artists.
The arts I study: I study a combination of Muay Thai, BJJ, Jujitsu, wrestling, submission wrestling, American boxing, Jeet Kune Do and Hung Ga Kung Fu both the internal and the external.
My training implements: Kettlebells, Sandbags, Bodyweight exercises, and grip tools with the occasional dumbbell. If I can find a way to use I will use it though I believe in training something everyday. I have a strength workout everyday in the morning and MMA classes at night at ran by Shawn Terrance (Tinley Park Illinois), who is an amazing coach.
I figure I can give you guys an idea of what will be in store for you when I start this log officially. I should be receiving the product in the mail soon.
Warm Up Stretches:
3 different shoulder stretches held for a 20 count
1 pec stretch hold for a 20 count
1 Quad stretch 20 count
2 hip stretches 20 counts
1 calf stretch]
I also do a variety of dynamic motions to warm myself
Static Work more commonly known as isometrics:
Hung Ga Horse Stance 2 sets of 25 seconds
Hung Ga Bow Stance 2 sets of 20 seconds
Cat stance 2 sets of 10 seconds
The stances teach rooting. An ability to not be taken down when someone tries to take you to the ground. I have done everything I could to take my Hung Ga coach to the ground and he does not budge. Despite him being much shorter than me and me being the better lifter, he is more rooted and body stronger.
Circuit fun 1 arms: 10 row, 10 floor press, 10 overhead situp, 10 hammer curl, 10 swing, 10 clean and press, 10 over head squat, 10 snatchÖ One round
Just to test out a new circuit idea... It wasn't bad but it wasnt easy I will be shooting for a few more rounds next time. When I test out an idea I usually only go through one round or so to see how it feels and to see what needs to be adjusted. I also think I can up the reps a little.
Bridges 2 sets
Front Bridges 2 sets
Overall body strength
Grip and teeth:
Ivanko Gripper 20 reps
NO CHALK hub squeeze hard 20 seconds
Plate curl board 15reps
Sand blasting: 20 reps
Teeth lift 10lbs 1 min
No chalk in no reason for chalk in training
Abdominal and shin and forearmÖ I would gladly explain this guys but because it is a special thing I am being taught in confidentiality this is all I can say about it. If you have ever seen Shaolin Monks do Iron Body... Yeah thats it.
Tonight BJJ and muay thai class
In stand up work:
A few rounds of shadow boxing to warm us up working on moving our bodies for defense.
Partner drill on parrying. This does not seem to be a natural motion for me, but I feel it will become a very powerful tool in my arsenal once it is mastered.
We did some rounds on the mitts focus on hitting fast and technique.
Bag work working on keeping hands up and returning hands to the position.
warm ups: bridging, bridge and reach, shrimping, and a weird drill I dont know the name of.
Most of class we worked on escapes. I am very new to ground work and it is definitely a disadvantage for me. So it's good to start from the basics. Basically for over an hour I drilled escapes.
Questions comments what ever, feel free.