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Old 05-14-2008, 05:11 AM   #531
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Wednesday May 14

D W/U
B W/U

HPS 45 X 3, 65 X 3, 85 X 3, 95 X 3 X 3

FS 95 X 7, 140 X 10, 8, 8, 6
B/E +15 10, 8, 8, 6

Press 45 X 5, 65 X 5, 85 X 10, 8, 8, 6
P/U 8, 8, 7, 6

The HPS were a little bit of a challenge. I feel uncomfortable dropping the weight back to my waist and going again. I drop the weight to the ground and pick it back up. Everything else was fine.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:15 AM   #532
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Thursday May 15

MMA Or maybe I should just say takedown class. 1 hour of takedowns and sprawls that is pretty much all we did. Holy snikeys that will kick your arse.

The drill that crushed me was you stood in the middle of two guys the guy on the left had a kick pad, the guy on the right had focus mits. You had to sprint left and put a thigh level kick on the pads, turn, sprint right left right cross jabs then shoot in for the single. All that fun for 2:00 straight. When you were done with the 2:00 you immediately ran back to the leg pads and threw double thigh kicks switching sides every 2 kicks for 30 seconds. This was the first time in a long time that I have had that burning feeling in the back of my throat during class. I did push it as hard as I could. The last 2:00 minutes of class were sprawl ball and shadow boxing, yeah.

I needed to get home so couldn't stay for no-gi which is probably good as my knee is super tender from all the takedowns and sprawls. Ice for 2 20 minute sessions is the rx'ed treatment.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:19 AM   #533
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Friday May 16

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HPC 45 X 3, 95 X 3, 115 X 3 X 2, 125 X 3, 135 X 3
BS 115 X 5, 155 X 10, 8, 8, 6

DB Incline 45 X 10, 55 X 8, 8, 6
Shrug 45 X 10, 55 X 8, 8, 6
BB Row 115 X 10, 8, 8, 6

Squats were more challenging today, so were the BB Rows. Next week I will go to 165 for the squats and see how I do. The HPC probably needed to be 135 across.
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Old 05-17-2008, 06:51 AM   #534
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Saturday May 17

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DL 135 X 10, 185 X 5, 235 X 10, 8, 8, 6 PR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Press 65 X 10, 8, 8, 6
P/U 7, 6, 5, 4

Well whatever I was fighting cold / virus is still hanging around. I feel good one day and crappy the next. Weird. My daughter is really feeling it. With the progress I have been making on DL and Squats I didn't want to miss today. The DL's felt solid. Therre is no way around the fact that this is a PR. I have never DL'ed that much for that many reps ever.

Yesterday at work our senior programmer walks into my office suite with these gigantic boxing gloves and starts talking some smack to me. So I grab my mma gloves and say all righty lets get it on. He doesn't think that is fair so he says give me the little gloves and you take the big ones. I do and we start messing around. Little did I know but Lindsay in advertising has her camera and starts video taping us. About half way through the video you will see me turn and look at the camera and realize that she is taping us.

I am in the blue shirt with the humongous gloves. The best lick I got on him was right when she started taping. He is falling backwards into the wall as she started.

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It really is a good thing when you can have fun at work.
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Old 05-17-2008, 08:45 AM   #535
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Nice.
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Old 05-17-2008, 01:18 PM   #536
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That was funny as hell!
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:26 AM   #537
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Saturday May 17 PM

BJJ All Levels. Worked one of my favorite open / butterfly sweeps the turn the wheel sweep. Grappled with one of the white belts after class for 20 minutes and focused on 1 submission at a time. I picked a sub and went after it from whatever position we ended up in. I was able to hit what I call the big three, armbar, triangle and RNC each from a different position. I also used a gi choke from side control that we learned in class that day.

Dinner

Well I have figured out why Leo can weigh 225 Plus and I can only maintain 188 - 195 LB's. Here is Leo's plate at dinner



Here is my plate at dinner



Now I know they don't look that different but Leo's has 4 steaks an ear of corn and whole sweet potato on it! Yes that would be 2.5 LB's of char grilled happiness.
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:58 AM   #538
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Connor wanted to wathc your boxing video over and over and over again.
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:55 PM   #539
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Thanks for having us over Derek! It was fun, especially the Rockstar!
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:28 PM   #540
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Derek,
You ever going to make it out Tucson way again?
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