Yeah Brah

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Re: Endless Amounts of Bullshit

Post by Bram » Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:07 pm

Sunday, November 8th — Lower Body

Band Box Squats - All 5 Bands x 15PR x 2 sets
And
2-Feet Up/1-Foot Down Calf Raise x 15 each x 2 sets

1-Leg Box Squats x 15 each x 2 sets
And
Wall Leaning Shin Raises x 20 x 2 sets

Glute Bridge w/ Alt. Leg Extension x 15 each x 2 sets
And
Slow Back Kicks x 20 each x 2 sets

Standing Band 1-Leg Adduction — Red x 20 each x 2 sets
And
Slow Roundhouse Kicks x 20 each x 2 sets

Slow Front Kicks x 20 each x 2 sets
And
Nordic Ham Curls x 10, 8

Band Good Morning — Green + Purple x 20 x 2 sets
And
Band TKE — Purple x 20 each, Green x 20 each

Standing Band Hip Internal Rotation ~10lbs x 20 each, ~20lbs x 20 each
And
Standing Band Hip External Rotation ~10lbs x 20 each, ~20lbs x 20 each

Band Ankle Inversion — Red x 20 each x 2 sets
And
Band Ankle Eversion — Yellow x 20 each x 2 sets

Yoga 15 minutes (very flexible)

Note: warm-up was simply warm-up sets. A bit cold today and an actual warm-up would have felt better.
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Re: Endless Amounts of Bullshit

Post by Bram » Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:31 pm

Monday, November 9th — Surfing

Surfing 3 hours

Thinking about Alfred’s comment on plateau busting by employing variety, I decided I needed to add some to my surfing.

I’ve pretty much only surfed left-breaking point breaks for the past few years — the other options being right-breaking point breaks, and A-frames (left and rights).

Went to Scripps Pier, a crowded series of A-framing peaks that sucks most of the year, and it was good!

Got drug down the beach, over a football field in distance, just paddling out, and then had an awesome time :)

Got a couple super good turns, took some big waves just for the hell of it, and definitely got out of my comfort zone.

My last surf mantra, which has been working great on lefts the last few weeks, was fucking me up on the rights, so I slightly altered it:

feel, connect, fun, love (instead of funny), flow, style
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Re: Yeah Brah

Post by Bram » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:11 pm

Friday, November 13th — Upper Body Pull

Running in Place x 15 seconds
And
Jumping Jacks x 10
3 rounds

Band Overhead Squats x 10
And
Alt. Runner’s Lunge x 10 each side
And
1-Leg Hip Circles x 7 out/7 in each side
3 rounds


Stretch Chest, Lats, Biceps, Triceps, Glutes, Hip Flexors, Obliques, Wrists, Forearms

Chin-Ups x 11, 8, 6, 6
And
Lying Leg Raises x 20, 20, 20, 15

Bodyweight Rows x 12, 10, 10, 10
And
Power Band Twist - Black x 15 each x 4 sets

Power Band Curls - Red x 10-15 x 4 sets
And
Power Band Reverse Fly - Red x 13-20 x 4 sets
And
Sahrmann Exercise Level 3 x 9 each, 6 each; Level 2 x 15 each x 2 sets

Yoga 15 minutes

——

Been thinking about how I spend my training time, and how when you aren’t making progress it’s either:

A) Doing too much
B) Doing too little

Right now I’m progressing on:

Main upper body exercises (chin-ups, push-ups), all core, and main lower body exercises (squats, good mornings).

Right now I’m stuck on:

Some accessory lifts (like calves, single-leg pressing and knee flexion). The better the performance on the main lifts, the more fatigued I should be, so this isn’t necessarily a bad thing....or it might be a place to tweak to garner progress.
"When you seek it, you cannot find it.” — Zen riddle

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Re: Yeah Brah

Post by Bram » Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:09 pm

Saturday, November 14: Yoga + Meditation, Surfing

Yoga 10 minutes + Meditation 15 minutes

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Surfing 1 hour
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Re: Yeah Brah

Post by Bram » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:46 am

Thursday, November 19th: Upper Push

Standing Twists x 10 each
And
Ba Gua Tea Exercises x 8 each
And
Capoeira Ginga x 8 each
And
High Knees x 10 each
3 rounds


Band Crunches 40-50lbs x 20 x 4 sets
And
Push-Ups x 20 x 4 sets

Power Band Windmills - Black x 15 each x 3 sets
And
Modified Handstand Push-Ups x 8, 6, 6

Power Band Push-Downs - Yellow x 20, 20, ?
And
Kneeling Overhead Triceps Extensions ~40lbs x 20, ?, ?
And
Sahrmann Exercise Level 3 x 9 each, 6, 5

Band Internal Rotation ~ Elbow by Side 50lbs x 20 x 2 sets

Band External Rotation ~ Elbow by Side 10lbs x 20, 16

Band Internal Rotation ~ Elbow on Knee 50lbs x 20 x 2 sets

Band External Rotation ~ Elbow on Knee 10lbs x 20 x 2 sets

Yoga 10 minutes
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Re: Yeah Brah

Post by Bram » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:44 pm

Friday, November 20th: Surfing

Surfing 45 minutes

Couldn’t tell if the extra 4 sets of rotator cuff yesterday was overkill, my upper back felt “heavy” paddling out and I was pessimistic.

Yet my paddle power was sluggish, but strong. Got a handful of decent waves, and could actually feel my arm movement for turns was better/more technically correct.

Last wave was a very fun runner with top to bottom pumping and a carve at the end.
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Re: Yeah Brah

Post by Bram » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:04 am

Saturday, November 21st: Surfing

Surfing 4.5 hours

A few weeks ago, I had a transcendent surf where I had the best speed, power, and flow of my life. Been bouncing around since then, always at least a bit worse.

Today, I was able to push past that level.

Downsides: a bit angry in my mind at others, cut my friend off a few times (though he was probably too deep to make his waves), a bit reckless (almost got hit by 3 ditched surfboards), at least 2-3 turns I should have grabbed the rail and didn’t

Upsides: very explosive, got a number of nice compliments (including being compared to Mark Richards in 1977 when he was World Champ), great flow, even did a random soul arch on a turn, good vibes — even with my friend I cut off

Mantra today: feel, connect, fun, flow, style, hunt, let go

Further notes: I was watching a surf documentary where Kai Lenny (worth googling) stated his goal to be the best big wave surfer on the planet. That set me on the goal of being the best power surfer on the planet — why not?

And: That above mantra is obviously not the right one, as being a dick is unacceptable, but it’s another evolution towards the additional goal of *something like* the friendliest surfer in the world :)
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Re: Yeah Brah

Post by Bram » Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:32 am

Sunday, November 22nd: Surfing

Surfing 3 hours

Waited...and waited...and waited some more for the tide to fill in. My buddy who I was to meet with, ended up leaving as I finally hopped in.

So good!!

Today’s mantra: feel, connect, fun, flow, style, hunt, give

Upsides: surfed well, gave away a lot of waves — even when it was my turn

Downsides: still thinking like a dick, still took waves that weren’t my turn
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Re: Yeah Brah

Post by Bram » Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:18 am

Monday, November 23rd

Surfing 2.75 hours

Upsides: 9-10/10 surf performance
Downsides: 5/10 attitude
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Re: Yeah Brah

Post by Bram » Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:44 pm

Listened to an interview and the guy said there were two kinds of people at his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school.

After training five hard rounds, those on the steepest growth curve would look for the toughest opponent in the room.

And the others would look for someone easy so they could get a rest in.

This resonated with me both because I specifically did that in BJJ — only facing the toughest students when I was fresh — but also in that I still do that in a number of things, most notably surfing waves that favor my strengths (going left) and not my weaknesses (going right).
"When you seek it, you cannot find it.” — Zen riddle

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