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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The Importance of Proper Recovery

When approaching the topic of training, it’s really very easy to be caught up in the enthusiasm and hunger of starting a new program and grinding out the days doing reps and sets, heading out for practice every other day and getting better at your sport or martial art by spending hours and hours on the field or mat. But that’s not good for you. […]

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August 15th Update: First BJJ Class, and Training Post Flu

Good evening, everyone! I’m sitting here at home after a long and hard Monday, and surprisingly, it hasn’t been hard because of my recovery or today’s first workout. Today’s little physical aches are a direct result of an impromptu Brazilian Jiu-Jutsu class I took yesterday. It was my first class in the martial art, and my first martial art class in about five years. It’s […]

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August 4th Update: Second Run, and First Goal!

It’s day four today, and the second run of the week. Surprisingly, my first goal — 5 kilometers in 30 minutes — was, well, achieved. I based it off my ability to do about 3 kilometers in 16 minutes a few months ago — somehow I must’ve picked up a little speed and endurance during my 1 kilometer runs to the gym here and there. […]

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The Case for Varying Reps

So, today marks the day that I get started with my new training program and everything. To mark that occasion, I’d like to talk about a key concept I’ll be using to try and build strength, not get bored, and continue keeping my endurance up! But before we begin with that, it’s important to talk about what my goals are, and the inspiration for this […]

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Day One! A new beginning.

Today it begins — I started my new training program, got the website in shape, and even signed up to Twitter! Freaking Twitter! Pretty sure this is my fourth attempt at that. I’m making good progress though — it’s barely been 24 hours and I’m already listening to Kanye. My day one. That aside, the important part of today was the training — here’s the […]

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