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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:29 pm 
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Magnate,

I'm curious about your perspective/strategy for your GJJ. Have you closed the book on grappling or are you on hiatus?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:56 pm 
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Magnate,

I'm curious about your perspective/strategy for your GJJ. Have you closed the book on grappling or are you on hiatus?

I'm on hiatus. I have made no decision. I'm just letting some old injuries heal and trying new things. After 20+ years I feel I've earned the right to try other activities and see how they suit me.

I've also gotten to the point where BJJ was getting boring. Honestly, I miss when it was more about fighting, as learning the 1,000,000th way to pass the reverse De La Riva guard is just fucking gay. I've been watching it go the way of TKD for 10+ years now and I can't say that its present form interests me nearly as much. The whole obsession with lesbian leg-scissoring leaves me cold.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:20 am 
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The whole obsession with lesbian leg-scissoring leaves me cold.
Totally agree. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:24 pm 
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johno, I'm sure like any good addict I will be back.

2018.08.21PM; Week 2, Day 2...

1. Ring Chin 3 x RM
2. Press x 5, 5, 10
2. Deadlift x 5, 10
3. BB Curl x 5, 5, 8

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:43 pm 
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2018.08.24PM; waiting on a hurricane...

1. BB Row x 5, 5, 10
2. DB Incline Press x 5, 5, 6
2. Squat x 5, 5, 10
3. BB Curl x 5, 5, 10

Finished taking my kid skating on UH campus for an hour.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:44 pm 
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2018.08.25AM; mountain run on Tantalus x 5 miles. Aloha!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:47 pm 
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2018.08.26AM; week 3, day 1...

1. BB Row x 5, 5, 7
2. DB Incline Press x 1, 2, 0
2. Power Clean x 5, 5, 5
3. BB Curl x 5, 5, 6

Finished going for a short hike and an hour of yard work.

I can see that I am going to have to make some adjustments. One thing is the squats; my legs are already start to balloon up and it is interfering with the comfort of running. I may switch to pulls only. it's a pity because I like squatting and I make quick progress on them, but dropping pounds and building my runs is the priority now.

Second, as much as I am liking the dumbbell incline, I can hardly get the dumbbells in position when they are 70+ pounds each. The low number of reps in this workout was largely a result of me not being able to get them in position to start pressing. May switch to flat or incline barbell bench press.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:26 pm 
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2018.08.27PM; Kanewai run x 4 mi. in 49:36. Focus was on keeping it at an easy, steady pace. Aloha!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:48 pm 
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I'm on hiatus. I have made no decision. I'm just letting some old injuries heal and trying new things. After 20+ years I feel I've earned the right to try other activities and see how they suit me.

I've also gotten to the point where BJJ was getting boring. Honestly, I miss when it was more about fighting, as learning the 1,000,000th way to pass the reverse De La Riva guard is just fucking gay. I've been watching it go the way of TKD for 10+ years now and I can't say that its present form interests me nearly as much. The whole obsession with lesbian leg-scissoring leaves me cold.
That’s exactly why I keep rotating martial arts every three years or so (grappling, striking and weapons; sometimes I combine two, sometimes I don’t). I’m trying to stay motivated and keeping things fresh. Besides, I’m utterly fascinated by the wide array of Filipino martial arts.

And I can see myself in the future practicing some kind of Do (physical and spiritual way) instead of Jutsu (what actually would work in a real combat) as my main discipline. I always thought it would be fun taking the hardest road: for instance, taking the Aikido techniques and trying to find the way to make them work against a resisting opponent.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:02 pm 
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In my humble opinion, old school Gracie Jiu-Jitsu had it all. Lots of technique work with an NHB emphasis, takedowns, free sparring, and some weapons work. I love it. I want to get back to that. There was a reason I did 21 years of it, and I'm down to do another 21 years of it if I can find the right place. Also, my old academy has dissolved and two factions are going off to form new schools, so I'm left homeless for now. It's a good time to do some soul-searching and figure out what I want to do moving forward. I'm also using this time to develop other things that I always wanted to have more time and energy to focus on, like running and swimming and lifting.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:32 am 
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Good luck in making your decision, Mak!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:39 pm 
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Thanks, Mick! I appreciate the good thoughts.

2018.08.28PM; ES-1...have to make some changes. Dropping squats, keeping deadlifts, switching from dumbbell to barbell on the incline bench. Gonna go for 40 consecutive workouts of...

1. KB Swings 1 x 40 @ 20 kg
2. BB Incline Bench Press 2 x 5 @ 135 lbs.
3. BB Curl 2 x 5 @ 95 lbs.
4. BB Deadlift 2 x 5 @ 205 lbs.
5. Ab-Wheel x 5

In essence, these exercises are the "basic exercises" recommended by Percy Cerutty in Be Fit! Or be Damned! (1967) and are intended to compliment running. The exception is the ab-wheel; he liked situps on an incline board but I am following Dan John's recommendation here since I don't have access to one. That and I am doing 45-degree incline benches instead of flat, merely because I enjoy them and find them harder to cheat with.

In general, this seems like a good path forward. It uses exercises I've already been practicing, it is very similar to Dan John's recommended exercises for Pavel's and his "40 day workout" (see: http://irongarmx.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=216265) which is:

1. Thick bar deadlift
2. Bench press
3. Heavy biceps curls
4. Kettlebell swings
5. Ab wheel

In his plan he uses goblet squats and getups as a warmup, but I'm following Cerutty's direction to use the swing as the warmup and then just get on with it. I'm also keeping a 3-day a week format, as I want the rest of the time for running. The idea is that I need to make myself light and strong. I am also switching to lighter foods with lower caloric density (e.g., beans instead of meat).

Aloha!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:02 pm 
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2018.08.29PM; Kanewai run x 5 mi. in 1:04:40.

I hope you assholes appreciate the courage it takes to post my ridiculous times. As I calculate it, this time means I averaged just a cat's whisker under a 13:00 minute mile for 5 miles. It's instructive that I don't even know how bad that is. I will say, the run itself was easy. I never was breathing hard, never felt discomfort anywhere except my problematic right knee, and was enjoying myself enough that I did a mile more than I was planning.

After an adult beverage I went and helped move stuff into a new jiu-jitsu academy right near my house, so...the foul-mouth of the south shall rise again. :-"

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:32 pm 
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2018.08.28PM; ES-2...

1. KB Swings 1 x 40 @ 20 kg
2. BB Incline Bench Press 2 x 5 @ 135 lbs.
3. BB Curl 2 x 5 @ 95 lbs.
4. BB Deadlift 2 x 5 @ 205 lbs.
5. Ab-Wheel x 5

Aloha!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:50 pm 
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2018.09.01AM; did the Tantalus Drive > Kalāwahine Trail > Pu'u 'Ōhi'a Trail > Mānoa Cliffs Trail run.

Was cool because, unbeknownst to me, they were having the Tantalus Triple Trek 30-mile ultrarace so I got to see the runners doing theire thing first hand. Made me want to try it.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:20 pm 
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2018.09.02; body surfing at Waimanalo. Aloha!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:21 pm 
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2018.09.03PM; Kanewai run x 3 mi. @ 35:09...felt awful and overheated. Aloha!

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2018.09.04PM; ES-3...babied the biceps but it felt okay.

1. KB Swings 1 x 40 @ 20 kg
2. BB Incline Bench Press 2 x 5 @ 135 lbs.
3. BB Curl 2 x 5 @ 50 lbs.
4. BB Deadlift 2 x 5 @ 210 lbs.
5. Ab-Wheel x 5

Aloha!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:32 am 
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2018.08.27PM; Kanewai run x 4 mi. in 49:36. Focus was on keeping it at an easy, steady pace. Aloha!
2018.09.04PM; Kanewai run x 4 mi. in 47:14. Everything about this run felt awful and hard until I compared it with my time from a week ago. That, friends, is how babies are made.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:29 pm 
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2018.09.06PM; ES-4...still watching things.

1. KB Swings 1 x 40 @ 20 kg
2. BB Incline Bench Press 2 x 5 @ 135 lbs.
3. BB Curl 2 x 5 @ 50 lbs.
4. BB Deadlift 2 x 5 @ 215 lbs.
5. Ab-Wheel x 5

Aloha!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:50 pm 
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2018.09.08AM; ES-5...finished this with a 2 hour hike.

1. KB Swings 1 x 40 @ 20 kg
2. BB Incline Bench Press 2 x 5 @ 135 lbs.
3. BB Curl 2 x 5 @ 55 lbs.
4. BB Deadlift 2 x 5 @ 220 lbs.
5. Ab-Wheel x 5

Aloha!

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2018.09.09AM; ES-6...5/3/2 day. PR'd on incline bench mostly because I've never done it before. But I'll take it.

1. KB Swings 1 x 40 @ 20 kg
2. BB Incline Bench Press x 5, 3, 2 @ 135, 140, 150 lbs. (PR)
3. BB Deadlift x 5, 3, 2 @ 225, 235, 245 lbs.
4. BB Curl 2 x 5 @ 55 lbs.
5. Ab-Wheel x 5

Aloha!

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2018.09.10PM; Kanewai run x 4 mi. Felt good, but I accidentally double-tapped the start/stop button on my watch so I have no idea what time I ran.

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2018.09.11PM; ES-7...

1. KB Swings 1 x 40 @ 20 kg
2. BB Incline Bench Press 2 x 5 @ 140 lbs.
3. BB Deadlift 2 x 5 @ 225 lbs.
4. BB Curl 2 x 5 @ 55 lbs.
5. Ab-Wheel x 5

Aloha!

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2018.09.13PM; ES-8...

1. KB Swings 1 x 40 @ 20 kg
2. BB Incline Bench Press 2 x 5 @ 140 lbs.
3. BB Deadlift 2 x 5 @ 230 lbs.
4. BB Curl 2 x 5 @ 60 lbs.
5. Ab-Wheel x 5

Aloha!

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