Anyhow, I'm at the Gracie Barra Diamond Bar gym. I've trained with the owner, Professor Jaime Dietz-Velez, when I was a blue belt and purple belt during training camps, and that I have visited his gym several times. I'm new to the area and I'm glad that his gym is open and is close to home. He's a really good instructor and his students are great as well with the training environment that is definitely suited for me.
I'm definitely a lot stronger now, since I'm significantly heavier. I'm still constantly trying to find that balance in training. Luckily, I have a Jiu Jitsu dummy at home and I work with the kids. I don't think I'll be competing this year in Jiu Jitsu, but in Powerlifting, I'm looking to compete in November at the USPA Drug Tested North American Championships. I want to break some more state and national records.
Jiu Jitsu Training
Today's training was on breaking the full guard and passing. The first guard break was holding on to the hips by using the pants and using the lower back to push back to break the guard. Another guard break was to use the cross collar sleeve grip and use a two on one to stand up and push the leg down to break the guard. Next, using the opposite collar to bring over to threaten the choke to have the opponent open their guard. Finally, after the guard break, the pass was from the seated staggered position to weak side pass while blocking the leg and using the cross face to get to side control.
Next, we did positional training from the full guard for 6 minutes from both the top and bottom position. Then, I got to roll for one round. While Professor was going over each move, I was stretching out and taking advantage of the time to work on my flexibility in the meantime.
Afterwards, I went straight to the Crunch Fitness gym in Diamond Bar, CA to work on the deadlifts. Luckily, I waited for just a couple of minutes before starting my training. I spent less than 20 minutes since I had errands to do afterwards and I needed to see on where I was at on the deadlifts. I made some big jumps between each set since I was already warmed up from the Jiu Jitsu training.
Deadlifts - 225lbs - 6 reps, 355lbs - 5 reps, 445lbs, 515lbs, and 575lbs - 1 rep, and 625lbs - 2 reps
Corework - 5 minutes (3 sets - Planks - 35 seconds for each set, 3 sets - Bridge Isometrics - 30 seconds, and 3 sets - Body Hollow Isometrics - 30 seconds)
Corrective Stretching - 5 minutes