It was not the intention, but we let it all go
Well, it messed up the function and sure fucked up the flow
I hardly have people that I needed to know
'Cause you're the people that I wanted to know
- 55 x 10
55 x 10
105 x 10
155 x 10
155 x 10
Squats felt a lot better doing them before rolling. BUT- got that pain in the top area of my left glute whilst sitting back with the weight. My actual spine felt fine. And I think I can combat that bullshit my continuing to take my walks during the way and immediately stretch the shit out of my hip flexors and my hamstrings right after. My boss is a bodybuilder and he completely understands what's up when he visits my cubicle and sees me on the floor stretching.
This was a good session also in the sense that I wasn't as badly gassed as last time. And my hamstring activation is improving during the accessory work as well. Gotta have good hammies.
This was a good session at the gym. Squatting light for reps ain't bad at all.
Kevin taught a great one tonight! He totally helped me correct the way I was fucking up my arm bar from guard. He re-capped the Butterfly Guard stuff we did on Tuesday and then added-in an introduction to the Pendulum Sweep, and how to transition into the arm bar should the opponent make that sweep difficult. I have been doing that arm bar completely wrong in the sense that I haven't been turing on the floor TO the opponent before swinging my leg up and around them. This was a huge improvement, and me and Ghost drilled the Hell out of that. Then Kevin showed up how to work a triangle out of it for a third option in case the opponent pulls his arm out before you get a good enough grip on it. It was great stuff.
Rolling was awesome. Successful Butterfly Sweep on Pig-Pen, into Full Mount. Over-all guard playing was much improved with him. Submitted Brandon with an arm bar, BUT that's not what was so great about that particular match. What made my match with Brandon so awesome was that he submitted me twice
! He's a high schooler, he's rolled with me every chance he gets since we met at the school (we started at the same time) and every time, before class when he comes in he says to me "Kenny, this is the day, man. I'm feeling it, today is the day I'm gonna submit you!" and we laugh.
So anyway, this kid is coming at me like a bulldog. He was my last match of the night, and I was going bananas. So was he. Well, he'd made it passed my guard, got side control and he felt like he was doing his typical manner of trying to mount me, so I was thinking along those lines, turning into him, preparing to escape when POW! The kid caught me thinking wrong and put an Americana on me. That was sick! we set it back up, pounded fists and got back to it. I gave him a hard run for his money trying out keeping him in my Butterfly Guard, tried a few sweeps but he got his grips on my legs and did an excellent job getting them out of his way. He went right into knee on belly and from there, he began working a cross-collar choke and made it happen LIKE A BOSS. I made him work for it, and he knew it was legit. Nothing else I could have done. I tapped. We got set up again, I immediately blasted into him with my Bullfighter Fucked Up And Now He's Getting Gored By The Bull pass where I bowl him over, ram him into the mat with my head on his sternum, get my legs around and land in side control, mounted him and got my arm bar, after he put up a Hell of a fight. But even after he tapped, he was still grinning, ear to fucking ear. It was awesome. He's gonna keep coming back, keep getting better, and he's gonna seriously fuck some shit up. And I'll be right there along with him.
God damn it I love coming home from a session feeling awesome. Not even drugs make you feel the way training does sometimes.