Rodja's Post-Grad Training

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  1. I had a solid deload session (military) along with a long MFR/flexibilty session both pre and post training. My subscapularis or infraspinatus (not sure which) had been really tight since last week when I did chins and I had been mildly neglecting my pre-hab work.

    I also went to MMA last night, but mainly in a teaching role. I did some light sparring, but there were mainly beginners there, so it was basically just some light cardio for me. I did manage to get in a few good rounds with one of the other pros there capped off by a flying knee to the diaphragm that I have been working on the past few weeks. Basically, I parry the jab with my right (lead) hand/forearm. As I do this, I'm already loaded and begin my jump. As I'm bringing my rear (left) knee to the body, I also grab the back of the head with both hands and bring it to a plum position, so I can pull the other person into it. I felt it really dig into the body and the other guy was bent over. I only threw it with about 50% power as it can easily break a rib and I was mainly working the timing of the shot.
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  2. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I had a solid deload session (military) along with a long MFR/flexibilty session both pre and post training. My subscapularis or infraspinatus (not sure which) had been really tight since last week when I did chins and I had been mildly neglecting my pre-hab work.

    I also went to MMA last night, but mainly in a teaching role. I did some light sparring, but there were mainly beginners there, so it was basically just some light cardio for me. I did manage to get in a few good rounds with one of the other pros there capped off by a flying knee to the diaphragm that I have been working on the past few weeks. Basically, I parry the jab with my right (lead) hand/forearm. As I do this, I'm already loaded and begin my jump. As I'm bringing my rear (left) knee to the body, I also grab the back of the head with both hands and bring it to a plum position, so I can pull the other person into it. I felt it really dig into the body and the other guy was bent over. I only threw it with about 50% power as it can easily break a rib and I was mainly working the timing of the shot.
    Sounds painful if it lands at full-force, not to mention the wind being potentially knocked out.

    Quick question, what are your thoughts on Bulbine Natalensis? Miracle herb or pseudo supplement-science at the moment?
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  3. ahhh i love flying knees. it sucks the new school only has a boxing coach. the owner said he is waiting for our old coach (kaensak) to come back from Thailand so he can get him to teach there. i miss it so much

  4. I think Jose Aldo has the most success with connecting with flying knees and actually stopping TD's with a knee (on various occasions).
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  5. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    I think Jose Aldo has the most success with connecting with flying knees and actually stopping TD's with a knee (on various occasions).
    yeah that double flying knee against swanson is a thing of beauty. id love to see him roll, my teacher rolled against him in a tournament back in brazil. supposedly he is just as quick as he is on his feet.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    yeah that double flying knee against swanson is a thing of beauty. id love to see him roll, my teacher rolled against him in a tournament back in brazil. supposedly he is just as quick as he is on his feet.
    WHAT! Really? That's pretty cool about your teacher and I've heard the same rumors, that his ground game is far from a weakness (if not a strength).
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    WHAT! Really? That's pretty cool about your teacher and I've heard the same rumors, that his ground game is far from a weakness (if not a strength).
    yea my teacher fought a few high level dudes, had a battle with Leo Santos. ive met some cool people through him, like Daniel Velverde (big Nog's BJJ coach), Hermes franca. im not sure what school Aldo is from, probably Nova Uniao since its like the biggest one right now. either way he was an established black belt before even trying mma.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    yea my teacher fought a few high level dudes, had a battle with Leo Santos. ive met some cool people through him, like Daniel Velverde (big Nog's BJJ coach), Hermes franca. im not sure what school Aldo is from, probably Nova Uniao since its like the biggest one right now. either way he was an established black belt before even trying mma.
    Damn, Leos Santos, that's a big ADCC name, that's pretty cool. I'm waiting for Aldo to become an MMA fan household name, he's a true beast.
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  9. Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    Sounds painful if it lands at full-force, not to mention the wind being potentially knocked out.

    Quick question, what are your thoughts on Bulbine Natalensis? Miracle herb or pseudo supplement-science at the moment?
    Looks like the latter at this point

    Quote Originally Posted by VolcomX311 View Post
    WHAT! Really? That's pretty cool about your teacher and I've heard the same rumors, that his ground game is far from a weakness (if not a strength).
    I've heard his ground game is a strength, but the only info I've found is that he won a Mundial at a blue belt several years ago. Keep in mind that the results of high level grapplers are mixed in MMA.

    Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    yea my teacher fought a few high level dudes, had a battle with Leo Santos. ive met some cool people through him, like Daniel Velverde (big Nog's BJJ coach), Hermes franca. im not sure what school Aldo is from, probably Nova Uniao since its like the biggest one right now. either way he was an established black belt before even trying mma.
    I've rolled (and gone drinking) with Hermes before. His gi game is much better than his no-gi game.
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  10. hahah hes such a funny guy. im doing Gi tonight. been trying to work on this bump sweep to triangle i saw ryan hall do on youtube. seems like a move you can get anyone with because everyone puts their hand down when you go for the bump sweep, you just have to be so fast...

  11. Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    hahah hes such a funny guy. im doing Gi tonight. been trying to work on this bump sweep to triangle i saw ryan hall do on youtube. seems like a move you can get anyone with because everyone puts their hand down when you go for the bump sweep, you just have to be so fast...
    I've worn a gi maybe 3 times in my life. I really have no interest in the gi game as my grappling is based around MMA.
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  12. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I've worn a gi maybe 3 times in my life. I really have no interest in the gi game as my grappling is based around MMA.
    ahhh thats right i forgot. well that move is gi or no gi really. tell you what though, ive built a monster set of forearms and grip from last 3 years of doing gi. ive rolled with many kids who never do gi and i always have a stronger grip.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    ahhh thats right i forgot. well that move is gi or no gi really. tell you what though, ive built a monster set of forearms and grip from last 3 years of doing gi. ive rolled with many kids who never do gi and i always have a stronger grip.
    Since I started using Fat Gripz on most of my lifts, my forearms have become one of the stronger muscles in my body. They're still not strong enough for me to go strapless on most rows, but they're not a limiting factor on deads for me anymore.
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  14. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Since I started using Fat Gripz on most of my lifts, my forearms have become one of the stronger muscles in my body. They're still not strong enough for me to go strapless on most rows, but they're not a limiting factor on deads for me anymore.
    ive tried those before they are awesome. might have to get a pair, only available online right?

  15. Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    ive tried those before they are awesome. might have to get a pair, only available online right?
    I believe so. I got them from EFS back in the Fall when they were on sale. Fantastic use of $30. My main focus lately has been to get equipment that'll translate more into applicable strength and pre-hab.

    In the past 6 months, I've bought:
    10mm single-prong belt (still breaking it in)
    Prowler
    Fat Gripz
    450 lb tire

    I still need to get a weighted vest, keg, and (possibly) some blast straps.
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  16. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I believe so. I got them from EFS back in the Fall when they were on sale. Fantastic use of $30. My main focus lately has been to get equipment that'll translate more into applicable strength and pre-hab.

    In the past 6 months, I've bought:
    10mm single-prong belt (still breaking it in)
    Prowler
    Fat Gripz
    450 lb tire

    I still need to get a weighted vest, keg, and (possibly) some blast straps.
    you wear the belt for 90% and up squats and deads? ive never worn one of those but they have one at the gym.

  17. Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    you wear the belt for 90% and up squats and deads? ive never worn one of those but they have one at the gym.
    I use it on all of my working sets for squats and deads; depending on the day, it could range from 75-95%. I've never used a PLing belt before and the feel is completely different from the traditional weight belts out there. I also use it on the tire flips just to be safe.
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  18. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I use it on all of my working sets for squats and deads; depending on the day, it could range from 75-95%. I've never used a PLing belt before and the feel is completely different from the traditional weight belts out there. I also use it on the tire flips just to be safe.
    $hit im not sure which one they have at the gym. its single prong as well but its probably a regular belt. i ask you guys all these questions because ive gotten pretty strong the past couple years but i know absolutely very little about kinesialogy (sp?) and exercise science, i like using your guys knowledge so i dont hurt myself.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    $hit im not sure which one they have at the gym. its single prong as well but its probably a regular belt. i ask you guys all these questions because ive gotten pretty strong the past couple years but i know absolutely very little about kinesialogy (sp?) and exercise science, i like using your guys knowledge so i dont hurt myself.
    Most PL belts aren't tapered. My old one was a Valeo leather belt, but my new one is this:
    http://flexcart.com/members/elitefts...d=183&p****3594

    I had never used one of these before and they are a bitch to break in. I've had it for about a month and still don't quite have it to where I'd like it. Still, the support and protection is much, much better.
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  20. I also forgot to add the most important purchase I've made lately:

    The RumbleRoller
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  21. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    I also forgot to add the most important purchase I've made lately:

    The RumbleRoller
    oooo a foam roller on steroids! haha

  22. Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    oooo a foam roller on steroids! haha
    Pretty much. I love it. Kinda pricey, but I use it everyday and it's still cheaper than a massage and a chiropractor session.
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  23. Quote Originally Posted by Rodja View Post
    Pretty much. I love it. Kinda pricey, but I use it everyday and it's still cheaper than a massage and a chiropractor session.
    i always have a hard time foamrolling upper body. legs are easy to do but i just cant get enough pressure on my back with that thing. i should probably try using a lax ball right?

  24. Quote Originally Posted by AntonG42O View Post
    i always have a hard time foamrolling upper body. legs are easy to do but i just cant get enough pressure on my back with that thing. i should probably try using a lax ball right?
    Have you tried this:
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  25. ahhh crap, cant look at youtube from work computer. whats the name of the video, ill look it up when i get home
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