Odin's beard and a rugged lifestyle

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Odin's beard and a rugged lifestyle

Post by zak-zombie » Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:58 pm

Took a break from logging, busy summer with kids and family.

I have done some P90x over the last few weeks but I just can't get away with following along to the video, I find it distracting. My local gym has closed for a refurb and has come out looking like a yuppie smoothie bar #-o don't know why as its in a rundown area of town. Back to working out at home, picked up a copy of KB muscle and I have started working through it using double 20's, this paired with some pullups and a little walk/run/bike stuff is enough to keep me healthy.

Jiu Jitsu is going well, still love getting on the mat more than any other non-family activity, I feel that I may be approaching an understanding on how to take control of my own training. My insights are infantile when compared to Fat Cat, Marco, Soupbone etc, as such probably wont have much to share in this area.

4 weeks beard growth, gunning for 2-3 month before trimming.
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Post by odin » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:30 pm

a yuppie-smoothie bar in Sunderland?? They'll get runout of town by the locals, surely to god???
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Post by zak-zombie » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:36 pm

odin wrote:a yuppie-smoothie bar in Sunderland?? They'll get runout of town by the locals, surely to god???
Didn't mean smoothie bar literally lol more of an upmarket machine based gym with bells and whistles! And yes I give it three weeks before it get burgled, haha.

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Post by The Ginger Beard Man » Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:46 pm

zak-zombie wrote:
odin wrote:a yuppie-smoothie bar in Sunderland?? They'll get runout of town by the locals, surely to god???
Didn't mean smoothie bar literally lol more of an upmarket machine based gym with bells and whistles! And yes I give it three weeks before it get burgled, haha.
This is the beginning of gentrification. Buy some property, stat.
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Post by zak-zombie » Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:51 pm

The Ginger Beard Man wrote:
zak-zombie wrote:
odin wrote:a yuppie-smoothie bar in Sunderland?? They'll get runout of town by the locals, surely to god???
Didn't mean smoothie bar literally lol more of an upmarket machine based gym with bells and whistles! And yes I give it three weeks before it get burgled, haha.
This is the beginning of gentrification. Buy some property, stat.
Rough outline of kettlebell muscle?
Ha gentrification is not a word I would use for current happenings in my area lol!

KB muscle is a 3 day a week program based around double bell complex's example from a medium day:

Double highpull, double snatch, double military press, double frontsquat.

PM if you want some more details ginger beard man.

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Post by chi » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:12 pm

I had never twigged you were another brit.
I'd say on the bottom of that self-actualisation pyramid shit, proper decent coffee is in there with wifi, tits, food and shelter

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Post by Holland Oates » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:17 pm

chi wrote:I had never twigged you were another brit.
Is it because he doesn't rave about his love of sodomy and playing strange sports? :-"
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Post by Dunn » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:20 pm

Ed Zachary wrote:
chi wrote:I had never twigged you were another brit.
Is it because he doesn't rave about his love of sodomy and playing strange sports? :-"
There is nothing wrong with either of those things, good sir!

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Post by Holland Oates » Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:37 pm

Shhh I'm baiting him.

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Post by chi » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:23 pm

Ed Zachary wrote:Shhh I'm baiting him.
Lollerskates :finga:
I'd say on the bottom of that self-actualisation pyramid shit, proper decent coffee is in there with wifi, tits, food and shelter

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Post by Abandoned by Wolves » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:08 pm

I thought about getting "Kettlebell Muscle" in spite of my reluctance to support Dragon Door in this, its "Body Hero" phase. Do you think it's worth the bucks for a change of pace training program?
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Post by zak-zombie » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:38 pm

Abandoned by Wolves wrote:I thought about getting "Kettlebell Muscle" in spite of my reluctance to support Dragon Door in this, its "Body Hero" phase. Do you think it's worth the bucks for a change of pace training program?
For me at this time yeah, its about 70 pages long with about 4 pages including the actual program, the rest of the book basically lays out the philosophy for double bell complexes, chains and exercise descriptions. I picked it up because I like using kettlebells and it has a 12 week program to follow, plus It fits in with my current interest in armour building type work, I'm interested to see how it will play out.

Hope that helps if you need any more details about the program just let me know!

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Post by zak-zombie » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:07 pm

Monday 10/10/12

KBM

JM and warmup

Medium day:

DCL x 5
DSN x 5
DMP x 5
DSQ x 5

x 4 with 120s rest between each complex

5 x 3 pull ups and chins.

BJJ: Closed guard defence work from punches/Gracie basics, then we moved onto some spider guard work from the bottom worked one sweep and a few submissions then we finished with line drills/sparring.

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Post by zak-zombie » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:09 pm

Tuesday 09/10/12

Joint mobility and stretching - 30 mins total. Not exciting but it needs to be done.

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Post by Mickey O'neil » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:20 pm

Very true.

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Post by zak-zombie » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:04 pm

Wednesday 10/10/12

KBM

Joint mobility and warm up

Light day:

DSW x 5
DSN x 5
SSP x 5

Done the above x 4 with 90' rest between each complex.

A few pistols, just to keep the skills in, fun to impress the kids with.
4 x 3 chins
3 x 5 rollouts
Some neck work.

BJJ, continued some work with the spider guard tonight one sweep, followed by a triangle and omoplata, line drills and sparring to finish, we have Leo Vieira coming to the academy in a couple of weeks.

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Post by zak-zombie » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:02 pm

Thursday 11/10/12

Short on time this morning so only did a few minutes joint mobility and some sun salutations

BJJ, a repeat of last nights class on the spider guard, followed by some hard sparring, people are gearing up for the Leo Vieira seminars, hoping to catch the coaches eye for potential promotions - they probably don't realise that if there is any promotions to be made, the decision has probably already been made - bunch of licky arses.

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Post by Mickey O'neil » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:21 pm

What size bells are you using?

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Post by zak-zombie » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:19 pm

Mickey O'neil wrote:What size bells are you using?
Using 20's at the minute Mickey.


Friday 12/10/12

KBM

warm up and joint mobility

Heavy day

DCL x 5
DMP x 5
FSQ x 5
DPP x 5
FSQ x 5

Ran through the above x 3 with 2 mins rest in-between each complex, was tough on my shoulders today, not as much endurance there as I'd hoped there would be.

BJJ, a mixed bag of a class with the coach asking each one of us to teach a technique, I demonstrated a variation of the hip bump sweep, some tough sparring to finish where I was on the receiving end of a nasty wrist lock, I repaid the favour with a nice reverse armbar that I'm having a lot of success with lately.

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Post by zak-zombie » Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:54 pm

Sunday 14/10/12

Open Mat BJJ, hardwork for an hour and a half, all rolling, for some reason I was hitting wrist locks from left, right and some damn weird angles, so much so people were hesitant to put their hands on for grips, guess all those years training aikido were not all wasted..

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Post by zak-zombie » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:40 pm

15/10/12

KBM

JM and warmup

Medium day:

DCL x 5
DSN x 5
DMP x 5
DSQ x 5

x 5 with 120s rest between each complex

5 x 3 pull ups and chins.

2 x 5 windmills

BJJ: Side control series, trapping the far arm with their own lapel, armbar and two chokes followed depending on their reaction, line drills and sparring to finish.

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Post by zak-zombie » Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:49 pm

Tuesday 16/10/12

45 mins of mobility and yoga, whole lot of tightness today for some reason, especially in the hip flexors and quads.

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Wednesday 17/10/12

KBM

Joint mobility and warm up

Light day:

DSW x 5
DSN x 5
SSP x 5

Done the above x 5 with 90' rest between each complex.

4 x 3 chins
3 x 5 rollouts


BJJ, Seminar with one of Cavaca's blackbelts, lots of details on footlocks and some neat back takes, but mainly stuff on taking peoples feet away from their body. Leo Vieira next week for two days, cant wait!

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Post by zak-zombie » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:53 am

Thursday 18/10/12

Dynamic mobility and rolling on the PVC pipe of doom.

BJJ. Worked on some of the stuff from the seminar yesterday, a couple of related sweeps using an inside Dela Riva Hook, some tough sparring to follow, with the bigger monsters I have been having a lot of success using Rico Vieira's half spider guard which others call 93 guard, it does a good job of controlling distance and frustrates the passer enough for me to mount strong attacks.

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Post by zak-zombie » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:13 pm

Friday 19/10/12

KBM

warm up and joint mobility

Heavy day

DCL x 5
DMP x 5
FSQ x 5
DPP x 5
FSQ x 5

Ran through the above x 4 with 2 mins rest in-between each complex


BJJ. Good class today, worked some butterfly into two sneaky armbars, sparring was good still using the half spider guard to neutralise the pass and initiate the attack, my passing is feeling slick at the minute, knee slide/x-pass combo works well as well as some leg drag stuff if needed.

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