Friday, January 30, 2015

"I Wanna Be Your Superhero"

Thinking about a theory that suggests football players see themselves as either "destroyers" (think Marshawn Lynch) or "thrillers" (think Richard Sherman). I had a conversation with a non-BJJ martial artist last year that went along similar lines. He suggested that most people who did martial arts either thought of themselves as "superheroes" (i.e., potential defenders of the weak) or "warriors" (i.e., potential challenge-seekers). Obviously the categories aren't mutually exclusive, but I still think it is interesting to think about. Do you love teaching white belts? Do you prefer training with and competing against the toughest guys and gals around? This may help explain why.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Metrics: January 4 - 10

Training Days: three
Four Week training average: 1.25

Techniques of the Week
GB Curriculum Week One

Box Step / Power Clean / Arnold Press circuit, 20 / 5 / 5 for 10 sets - Sun am, Sat am

168.2 lbs. (Mon pm)
164.2 lbs. (Thu pm)

Live Training
0 minutes / 0 sessions*

* 12 minutes specific training / one session

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Jiu-Jitsu Circuit Training

Takedown Specific Training - 2 minutes

Reverse from Guard Specific Training - 2 minutes

Pass Guard Specific Training - 2 minutes

Rest - 2 minutes

Repeat twice

Monday, January 05, 2015

"To Give the Weak Ones a Chance"

"The Jiu-Jitsu that I created was designed to give the weak ones a chance to face the heavy and strong."
Helio Gracie

A l w a y s.  T r a i n.  M o n d a y s.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Rule #1: Cardio

"Zombies Lead A Very Active Lifestyle ...

So Should You."

Friday, January 02, 2015

Joe Rogan's Reasons for Extreme Fitness Over 40

There’s a big difference between how I respond to situations in life when I’ve been working out hard on a regular basis and not. If I get out of jiu-jitsu class after a really hard roll and a boulder landed on my car, I’d be bummed out, but my reaction would be so different than if I was on my way to class all tense and angry cause I haven’t had a chance to work out for a few weeks, and a boulder landed on my car. Then I would be like, ‘What the f—!?’ The perspective changes depending on the stress level.
Read the whole interview with Steph Daniels.