Deadlifts- 135lbs, 225lbs, 315lbs for 10 reps, 405lbs for 2 reps, 495lbs, 585lbs and 610lbs for 1 rep - Belt and Straps
Bench Press- 135lbs, 185lbs, and 230lbs for 10 reps, 280lbs for 2 reps, 315lbs and 340lbs for 1 rep
Thick Bar Pull Ups- 3 sets- 7 reps
Thick Bar Chin Ups- 3 sets- 7 reps
Pull Ups (Neutral Grip) with Fat Gripz- 2 sets- 8 reps
Isometric Hangs (Neutral Grip) with Fat Gripz- 3 sets- 25 seconds
Wood Chops- 42.5lbs, 52.5lbs, and 62.5lbs for 10 reps on each side (No Rest Between Each Set)
The Thick Bar today is 2". The one from yesterday is almost 2.5" in diameter, so that .5" was a bit easier on the grip and easier to do the pull ups and chin ups.After the workout, I did the 10th Planet Beginner Class. This class is mainly for rolling, but half the mats where for rolling, and the other half was for going over techniques. Today, we went over the Marcelotine, pulling the Marcelotine from a sprawl position, and pulling off the Marcelotine from a side control escape using the ghost to finish. I got a lot of reps in. I didn't roll after that and I skipped most of the warm up.
My workouts have been cut short due to a family member being the in the hospital. I would like to thank a special someone for hooking up my membership at this gym. I'll be here for 3 months in preparation on wrestling, judo, and NoGi training. I happened to love their weights there as well. Now, they even have a 600lb tire, so there's more to love.
Luckily, the gym is close to the hospital that I will be going to frequently to visit this family member and also, it's the closest gym to home. Since my wife is pregnant, this makes it easy for me to get home, just in case, anything happens. I honestly don't know how much training I can get done within these next 4-5 months due to work, school, pregnancy, family health issues, and other personal issues. I have a organize plan for the most part and I've been following through pretty well.I would like to take a break from work, but I'm saving my time off for my soon to be son.
I plan to train at least 5-6 times a week with a couple 2 a days. At this point, I'm not sure if I'm going to compete next year or so forth. I'll be starting graduate school next month. My plate is full as it is, but I need to finish this unfinished business.
My last tune up before Masters Worlds is the Legend BJJ Tournament. My goal here is to submit all my opponents and go for the takedowns. I have to stop pulling guard. My ribs feel fine now, so I'll have to start going live on these takedowns. Even though, this is a point based tournament, I'm going for the finish. I don't care about the points too much.
Besides the takedowns, I need to work on my butterfly hooks and butterfly sweeps. Based on my performance from the last competition, my training is more than sufficient for strength and conditioning. I didn't gas out nor did I lose any strength during the match. My opponents had a better top game than my bottom game. I'll have to work different core exercises, especially from the back to be stronger on my escapes, sweeps, and reversals.
So far, I've averaged 4 days a week of training this year. I'm proud of that. Not only that I want to win my 1st World Championship, I want to get my purple belt in BJJ this year. I'm going through the hardest route to get there. I wouldn't have it any other way.