I was training at the Untamed Jiu Jitsu gym in West Covina, CA. I was taking a seminar that was done by Professor Maycon Carvalho. I got to work on a single takedown set up from a failed arm drag to inside leg trip. Then, I worked on arm bars from full guard. After that, we worked on open guard set ups to X guard to sweeps from there. Finally, I got to roll for one round of sparring.
After the seminar, Professor Maycon Carvalho mentioned that the stuff that he was teaching was not part of his A game, but he teaches it as so that students may apply it to their game. He also mentions that it's okay to apply and use moves that works best for the individual, since not all moves apply well to everybody and their game. Moreover, he suggested that the secret to Jiu Jitsu is just showing up to class for at least 3 times a week. It's more about consistency in coming to class than just learning new moves that helps improve one's Jiu Jitsu game.
I competed this weekend and I got Gold at the SJJIF Worlds Tournament. It was great seeing old friends and making new friends. Thanks to my family, friends, Professors, training partners, and sponsors for all their help and support. Up next might be the IBJJF NoGi Worlds.
Also, congrats to my son on his 2nd stripe on his white belt in BJJ. He's been training for several months now and his progression is showing. He's one of the lightest and youngest kids in his class, so he is always challenged during sparring and live drills. One of things that I noticed is that he's getting more confident and getting tougher in everything that he does in class. Congrats my boy!!!
Powerlifting Training 10/28/18
I was training early this morning at the 24 Hour Fitness Super Sport gym in Walnut, CA. I took a week off from hitting the weights due to my sciatica. I was just stretching out everyday for about 10 - 15 minutes to reduce the pain and injury. I felt great today after going through the foam roller, massage stick, and corrective stretching for the warm up.
Foam Rolling, Massage Stick, and Corrective Stretching - 15 minutes
Barbell Squats - 95lbs, 205lbs, and 315lbs - 10 reps, 405lbs and 495lbs - 1 rep
Barbell Squats - 525lbs, 545lbs, 565lbs, and 585lbs - 1 rep
Jump Squats - 3 sets - 10 reps
Push Ups - 3 sets - 20 reps
Cable Pulldowns (Pronated Grip) - 160lbs and 220lbs - 10 reps, and 3 sets - 250lbs - 6 reps
Isometric Body Hallows - 3 sets - 30 seconds
Corrective Stretching and Massage Stick - 10 minutes