August 31st Update: Last Update of the Month

It’s Wednesday; but more importantly, it’s the end of the month! While this isn’t technically the end of my first month since getting started with the blog, the transition into September is one I welcome as a sort of comfort stage, where I get used to my new schedule and let it become the norm — the routine. That being said, I had to skip […]






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August 30th Update: Learning a Submission or Two

Today was the first BJJ session for the week, and it was submission day. Last time around we learned takedowns (well, one takedown) and today I learned how to apply a lapel guillotine in four different situations, apply a triangle choke, and how to spot and exploit both the Americana and Kimura arm locks. I still suck massively — flailing rather uselessly against people who’ve […]






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August 29th Update: Too much to write; no training today.

Hey guys! So, today’s a Monday, and it’s the last Monday of the month — and in lieu of the past two months, that means we’re in the red line week. The red line week, which is a term I just came up with, is the last work week in the month wherein I typically keep my engines revved up to the point of red […]






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August 26th Update: It’s Friday!

Fridays are always great. Considering that I do jiu-jitsu on Sundays, I don’t get the typical two-day rest that people are used to — which makes Saturday the one day in the week where I can give myself a rest from the motivation, effort and sweat. That being said, today’s workout was rather lackluster. I skipped squats — the bread and butter of today’s session, […]






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August 25th Update: First Throw, and Fun Sparring

And it’s the 25th! More importantly, it’s Thursday — and today is a bit of a special day to me. I started training again in the mornings for the first time since implementing BJJ in my training protocol. I took a long break from doing so for one simple reason: I was constantly sore. Seriously, it was insane. My back, my quads, my thighs. BJJ sessions […]






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August 24th Update: Shadow boxing, and getting into a groove.

Today is day three of the week, and the first training day this week around that actually felt really, really good. I woke up with a decent night’s sleep of roughly over eight hours, started my day with the first cup of coffee since the weekend (was withdrawal my problem all along?) got work done and even played the violin — but what really highlighted […]






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August 23rd Update: A hefty session.

Today’s update will be rather short! Not much to talk about at this time — which is a wonder, because I’m usually a talker. I will have some more topics lined up real soon for the future, especially in the realm of fighter conditioning and strength training — but for now, all I’ve got to say is that today was heavy. I woke up rather […]






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Hydration: Why You Should Stay Hydrated, and How To Do It

Water is a pretty important part of life. You need water in order to survive, and that goes for every known example of life on the planet. The reason isn’t simply explained, and we’re still not 100 percent sure why water is so necessary, but the general rule seems to be this: water is a solvent, and a carrier, of all the basic components of […]






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August 22nd Update: Not a great day.

It’s Monday! And while I’d typically be pumped for the start of a new week, this week’s Monday has left me with a slight case of the blues. There are personal issues involved — lots of worrying, lots of stress — but really, I just didn’t feel too good. Today’s first meal was absolutely delicious, however — a soy and strawberry smoothie with oats. It […]






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August 19th Update: Last day of the week!

And it’s Friday once more! While this is technically week three, I’ll count it as week two seeing how my second week was taken up by the flu. That being said, however, I really didn’t expect to get much done this week. Typically when you recover from a sickness, you won’t have too much power or gas going into the next week. But BJJ has […]






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