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Old 12-07-2010, 12:18 PM   #2001
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Just consider the cold snap in Florida as a primer for your trip to Boston. I'm guessing it's pretty cold in New England this time of year.

Good Squat work.
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Old 12-09-2010, 04:33 AM   #2002
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Last day of my civilian job for the next ~year.....getting closer.
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Old 12-09-2010, 05:30 AM   #2003
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I paired push with a pull and just did sets of 12 reps up to 3 sets on each exercise station. Nothing serious and I wish they had DB's up to 50 but no dice.

BJJ at Black Trunk. I figured it out. I am better positionally then these guys, they are way more aggressive. You can tell the wrestling from their Prof Sean. Plus these guys all go immediately for submissions. Kimura's seem to be their preferred attack. I did really good against all of their guys but had to fight out of several submission attacks. It was good for me to see how aggressive these guys are. I have really been working on going for more subs faster. Good training and I am tired now.

This is one of the guys I grappled with. He is a big strong dude. I knew who he was from his fishing show. We were kind of locked up and I said to him. Man I don't want to grip fight with a grouper fighter. I know how strong your hands are. He laughed and said two old fishermen going at it. http://www.youtube.com/user/captchancey
Sounds like the guys from Carlson Gracies team in London mate, absolute monsters, for the most part they're all (the top guys) Judo black belts as well, they start with incapacitating throws, but if someone manages to survive that they dominate top until getting the sub.

i wonder what their game is like when they play off their back. I'm guessing it will be amazing to be honest because they would have had to survive severe beatdowns off the more advanced guys from the beginning no doubt!
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:42 AM   #2004
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Sounds like the guys from Carlson Gracies team in London mate, absolute monsters, for the most part they're all (the top guys) Judo black belts as well, they start with incapacitating throws, but if someone manages to survive that they dominate top until getting the sub.

i wonder what their game is like when they play off their back. I'm guessing it will be amazing to be honest because they would have had to survive severe beatdowns off the more advanced guys from the beginning no doubt!
Positionally I was good and able to advance position no matter what. They just were always going for submissions and refused to give up without a major fight. It was awesome training.
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:47 AM   #2005
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9 December 2010

Met up with a friend in Kalamazoo MI and went and worked out at the Western Michigan Rec Center. Great place but they are serious about not dropping the weights there. Unfortunately for me it was DL day. I don't drop the weights but I do put them down hard usually. Not today.

SDL work up to 345 X 5

Bench up to 185 X 5 X 3

Neutral Grip Chin Ups 4 X 10

The DL's were smooth baby. Smooth! Bench was different as the benches were very padded. I didn't go up to the weight I was supposed to. The benches were not pauses but pretty darn close.

Good workout. I am pretty darn tired with travel and all the fun things that I have got to do lately. One more crazy week of work and then I am planning on taking off the rest of the year.
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You know I am thinking about you brother. Call me if you can before you head out.
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I bet it was mate, sounds intense
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Nice deadlift work.

Padded benches suck. Takes away the stability created by a good arch and "upper back shelf". Nice work, especially in light of the limitations of the bench itself.
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11 Saturday December 2010

Epic garage gym workout. Jr and I had a grip off. Sadly (or happily if you are his father like I am) he won. Pictures below.

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BS up to 245 X 3 then 1/3 squats up to 405 X 1

Press 45 X 10 X 3

KB Swings 36 KG X 15 X 4
KB Press 16 KG X 10 X 4

Rolling Thunder up to 130 X R and 120 X L

2" VBar up to 145 X R and 130 X L

Jr DL'ed the 36 KG bell with one hand and weighed in at 79 LB's that is over a 1 X BW DL with 1 hand on a fat grip! Gymnastics is turning that boy into something special. He wanted to press so I let him work up to a standard bar which he did X 2. Needless to say he was very happy with the results. Especially since he beat me so bad on the grip competition.

Here is a picture of him. Note the smile on his face.

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11 Saturday December 2010

BJJ: Worked 3 guard passes from open guard with knee up. Grappled positionally for 2 rounds starting with knee up then 3 all out rounds. First 2 with a really large 4 stripe blue belt. Both times with him I moved to mount and worked my Roger Gracie style collar choke. First match I got it second match I got a keylock off of his defense. Last round I grappled with a brown belt who has tremendous pressure from the top. He got a kimura off me from a funky side control position that was beautiful. He showed me how he did it and it was subtle. Basically you trap the arm by grabbing your own gi and then look at his hip with your head to move the arm into position. Smooth.
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