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Old 02-14-2009, 05:36 AM   #11
Derek Simonds
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On keeping the grappling and lifting together. I do most of my lifting in the morning and BJJ in the evenings. It just doesn't work out consistently any other way. On Saturdays I train with a group of guys and then go to BJJ. I am always smoked after that class. Actually I am usually smoked before the class starts.

I hate it also when the instructors get on a conditioning kick. After a tourney if we don't do well every class is death by cardio. Ah well what can you do.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin

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Old 02-17-2009, 04:32 AM   #12
Greg Davis
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BJJ in afternoon

up at 5:30am


morning fast..

glass of tea + magnesium + drop iodine + zinc


BJJ class

leftovers lunch
spaghetti squash + beef tomato sauce
tea + 1 tbsp CLO

headed to Ottawa for a weekend away

ate half a grapefruit /w a few tsp's almond butter in the car along the way..

dinner /w gf's folks @ restaurant
split some sort of salad with yam slices
8oz striploin /w peppercorn sauce
some bad veggies, doused some olive oil on them

ate half a bag of pork rinds in the car for some reason.. (not necessary)

in bed prolly around 11.30
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:34 AM   #13
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rest day / visiting friends

up around 7am.. staying at friends house
cup of drip coffee

went to visit with gf's grandma in a nursing home

ate a bunch of fruit (grapes, some dried figs) along with quite a few cashews and slices of brie cheese
cup of french press coffee

lunch stop @ restaurant
caesar salad /w side order of bacon
it was pretty good (quality restaurant) with real anchovie and a seemingly proper dressing

(expensive) restaurant
managed to get in to a good restaurant on the early side on valentines day
turned out to one of the best steak dinners we've ever had
split 2 appetizers of some meats, seafood, salad
then a huge proper rare steak with veggies and doused in lots of olive oil
finished by splitting a dessert /w gf (small serving of ice cream, banana brulee, and something else cant remember)

visited french friends in gatineau
immediately got to sample some nice olive oils (2 tsps) mmm..
glass of red wine

stayed next two nights in a spa owned by friend..

in bed late after midnight
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:53 AM   #14
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forest walk..

8ish am wakeup
some grapes and ~2 tbsp almond butter

10am-noon restaurant
cafe ole (big cappuccino-like drink with milk+espresso)
pickerel (fish) filet /w sliced beet, some sort of green, red quinoa, seemingly lots of butter
half a (very rich, sweet) chocolate croissant

felt really full, not great..

2 hour walk in the woods in the gatineau hills.. really nice and sunny day. by the end of it i walked off the full feeling and was feeling great.

vegetables /w cheese fondue
split a huge bowl of melted cheese with gf & friend.. friend used bread but we used cauliflower & cucumber

meat fondue in canned beef & onion broth
thinly sliced beef & chicken, shrimp & scallops, broccoli & mushroom
no idea how much i ate but i was full... the broth wasnt very good quality and i didnt get a chance to get any good oil in my meal but first time fondue experience..
couldn't turn down a serving of ice cream (prolly one big scoop) with a blackberry/blueberry reduction sauce

2 tbsp almond butter back where we slept to kill the sugar feeling

in bed around 11:30pm i think
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:56 AM   #15
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ice skating..

7.30ish wakeup..
just some water for now

went ice skating /w gf on the rideau canal for prolly 1.5 hours.. squeezed a few sprints in.. felt like a good moderate leg workout

half a grapefruit in car ride home.. followed about half an hour later by a tin of sardines and a handful of pork rinds (had to finish the bag)

@ home in toronto
small bowl of kefir + 2 tbsp almond butter

split about 2/3 of:
3 cans of tuna + 1 can of crab
1/3 romaine head, couple carrots, package of sea vegetables, and a small bag of rehydrated broccoli
lots of olive oil dressing
(we had to make due with what we had left at home- it was a holiday)

in bed around 10:00pm, read for a while
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:35 AM   #16
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weights + BJJ in morning

5:30am wakeup, felt too tired for my liking


a. back squat- 10x95,6x135,3x185
b. single RDLs (DB)- 10x10lb,5x20lb

a. db incline press-14x25,8x35,5x45
b. db bent-over rows- 14x30,8x40,5x50

c. cuban press- 10x8lb,5x10lb
d. bent-over side shoulder raises- 10x5lb,5x8lb

BJJ session
3 good rolls at end

2 small apples
4 xl eggs fried in 1 tbsp pork lard
decent sized wedge of brie cheese
tea + 2 dig enzymes + vit E&selenium + 1 tbsp fish oil

lunch-made a big oven pot thing with 9 chicken thighs, 2 small sweet potatoes, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 small apple, 3 stalks celery, 3 onions, 3 cloves garlic, lots of garam masala

had 2-3 chicken thighs out of this mixture with a bit of leftover romaine salad from night before
tea + 1 tbsp CLO + 3 dig enzymes + b vitamins + 4000 IU vit D

started to feel pain in my stomach.. followed by a violent bowel movement. yikes what was that. i think i have to attribute it to last nights salad? either the sea veggies or dried broccoli? erg would be nice to know what caused that.. i checked with gf and she didnt have any issues so maybe it wasnt the salad.. could I have reacted that fast to the chicken at lunch??

snack- handful of almonds

~1 lb of: mixture of grassfed ground beef & pork, cooked with lots of onion & garlic, bit of celery, in coconout oil and pork lard, glass of red wine in the pan
served on top 2/3 bag of spinach
tea + vit c + 4 dig enzymes

in bed ~9.30pm but gf came home late so not asleep til 10:30ish
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:16 AM   #17
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Double BJJ session in afternoon

wakeup 6:00am
felt extremely tired.. took 30 mins to get out of bed..
glass of tea


tea + mag + zinc + drop iodine


2 BJJ classes

had jar of tea + 1 tsp creatine during BJJ

PWO shake
50g CHO dextrose, 25g PRO whey, 1 tsp maca powder, 1 tsp creatine, some cinnamon & cocoa

threw this in for recovery.. i'm trying to train almost every day and stressed from school stuff so i think the shake should help shoot in some needed carbs. was able to down it close to when training finished, digested well, allowed me to rehydrate, and i didnt seem to crash. will keep blackboxing this but so far so good.

big portion of chicken dish from yesterday
1 carrot, 1 stalk of celery
tea + 4 dig enz + b vitamins + 3000 IU vit D

felt pretty full i think there is quite a bit of fat in this dish

about .6lb lb leftover ground beef & pork, and a piece of that chicken
at least 2/3 bag of spinach
some olive oil & nutmeg on spinach

have had something going on in my digestive system.. lots of gas at night. wonder if it is the chicken dish or residual from the weekend.

in bed around 10:30pm
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Old 02-20-2009, 05:41 AM   #18
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weights + BJJ in AM

5:30am wakeup
glass of tea

still quite tired.. slept good last night but did wake up at least once and noticed i was "gassy". just not enough hours and i cant sleep in cuz alarm is set for 5:30 for gf's job. will have to try to squeeze in a nap.




a. deadlift 5x135,3x225,1x315
b. lungesx12, pistols 5xbw,2x15lb db

a. db press 12x15,7x25,4x35
b. chinups (shoulder width) 7xbw,3x15lb

kept it short (i was running a bit late but also my body was feeling a little battered)

worked armbars, armbar sweeps
nothing too crazy, rolled with 3 guys but didnt overexert myself

about 1/4 of a large cantaloupe
3 eggs
2 slices quality pastured bacon
tea + vit E&selenium + 2 dig enzymes + 2 tsp fish oil

took care of a few errands by foot, ~45 mins walking

2 cans sardines /w lemon & pepper
half of a cabbage & beet recipe ive got down to perfection this time:
1 onion fried in 'caratino' (red palm fruit oil + canola- its an auzzie product)
6 shredded beets
about 1/4 of a large red cabbage, sliced roughly with knife
add half cup of water, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, salt to taste
bring to a high heat, then lower heat and cover
cook for 30 mins, stirring a few times
should form a glaze when done (water has evaporated)

tea + 3 dig enzymes + 4000 IU vit D

at some point I put down my reading and caught a 30-45 min nap

~.6lb grassfed beef liver + 6-8 slices bacon + 4 smallish onions
big bowl of brussel sprouts, guessing maybe 12 of em, with a bit olive oil
tea + 4 dig enzymes + vit C + 1 tsp fish oil

this was a big one.. felt pretty greasy even though i drained a lot of the bacon fat.

2 probiotics before bed with some tea

asleep ~11pm
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Old 02-20-2009, 12:31 PM   #19
Greg Davis
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random update and stuff

gonna try to keep this thing going for at least another week as its good to have a large sample size of days to learn much and im finding it has kept my habits in check quite a bit. ive been quite detailed and am less likely to down tbsps of almond butter after dinner if im writing everything down. havent had much feedback on the forum so im not sure if anyone is reading each post but i figure i could always save the posts for my own reference. ive got a bit of a reputation among friends as the "paleo" eating guy, which was ridiculous to most at first but now lots of dudes and their gf's keep asking me Qs so at some point i could just share this log.

this thing looks way more like a food log cuz im not really inclined to go into too much detail about my BJJ training.. but i actually enjoy logging the food im making and would even be up for starting/contributing to a paleo food blog. ive seen a few good ones out there but if there were one or two other people who eat similarly to me i think i could do a good job. would give me a chance to go in to a bit of detail about spices/techniques (my favorite stuff).

im gonna stop writing in "tea" cuz its just a waste of time i think. its mostly what i drink and is some kind of herbal tea like this one which is our favourite, or something with spearmint, fresh ginger, or whatever. i often have a small glass upon waking and then one with each meal and i bring a jar to training with a tsp of creatine in it.

found out that my next BJJ tournament is sat april 4th in toronto. this is great as its close to where i live, and the first one being run by my club so it would be great to have a good showing. its gi-only which is fine by me and so now i figure i should just focus on gi classes and i think i can get my blue belt shortly after the tournament.

my weight seems to be holding steady at just over 165 which is what i wanted, even though ive been skipping morning meals many days. this is ideal as i can have super productive mornings and then the rest of the day has less stress. oh and weight for the tournament will be 167.5 with a gi on, which is basically exactly where im at. im lean as can be and feel like there arent too many guys stronger than me at this weight. carb-aholics all carrying around an extra 10 lbs of water IMO. weigh-ins for tourney are right before fight so no cutting either.
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Old 02-21-2009, 05:11 AM   #20
Greg Davis
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BJJ @ noon

5:30am wakeup
felt pretty good, no problems getting up

i think i've had a slight cold since last weekend, but havent shown much symptoms other than an extremely mild sore throat and an "awareness" that i have some sort of bug. gf has had similar symptoms but has been stuffed up etc. so this morning i can feel it leaving me as i woke up pretty refreshed and spit out a bit of "phlem". i wonder if i should take a rest day but plan on going to BJJ class anyway while i know i can make it.

2 slices bacon, 3 xl eggs (drained some of the bacon fat)
1 small apple, 5-6 cubes of cantaloupe
1 tsp fish oil, 1 digestive enzyme

i dont usually like to eat breakfast before training but i was making it for gf as well and couldn't resist. plus my training this week/weekend is pretty constant so couldnt hurt to get an extra feeding in.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
BJJ session

most of a large chicken breast, sliced
fried in 1 tbsp coconut oil
/w garlic powder, onion powder (didnt have any fresh), tumeric, curry mix, and some grated ginger
topped with evo and some black pepper

threw in what was left of my beet/cabbage dish (hardly anything) and had some carrots & celery cut up on the side

3000 vit d + 3 dig enzymes

wow was that ever good

big rib dinner.. i went all out on a batch of short ribs.. dry rub overnight, braised them in sealed foil (with tomato, worcestershire, balsamic vinegar), drained the sauce and reduced to coat before broiling .
no idea how much of these i ate but it was a lot.
served with brussel sprout (with evo) and some celery & carrots.
vit C + 4 dig enzymes

i realized the cold ive had wasnt done with me yet as my nose started running and i wasnt feeling too great.

bit of kefir, sliced almonds, shredded coconut, /w my coffee mix spices, served in a coffee cup

in bed ~10:30
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