Greetings Tribe to a Tuesday update! Obviously I have my weight on my mind. First things first, last night's class was awesome! I taught the first class of the year on Friday night, but Professor's class last night, was the first one I attended and it was packed. Lots of new people, including old one's I haven't seen in a long time crammed the floors. Lots of new classes in preparation for the Chicago International Open on March 3, including a Judo class taught by yours truly on Tuesday nights. It will be lots of fun! My brain is swimming full of ideas. Last night we covered Harai-goshi for the throw; and two options for inserting the hooks from Turtle position. I had some pretty awesome rolls with guys who are so much better than me. I also stayed for 30 minutes of live training afterwards and got mauled, including destruction from Big John who has 100# on me. I am implementing a new diet strategy this year and hopefully it will work a lot better than my strategies in the past have. I am using John Berardi's Grapplers Guide to Sports Nutrition as the template and so far for the first week it is taking some time to adjust, but I will keep my opinions to myself until I have a chance to see some results and see what my performance is like on the mat. I am using Surge for the first time as a recovery supplement and so far I really like it. The Grapplers Guide is based on decent science and the principles make a lot of sense, so we shall see. I have a long way to go and when I weighed myself on the beginning of the year, I was pretty embarrased as to the results of unrestrained holiday eating, even though I thought I wasn't doing that bad! Well, I thunk wrong.
I am also pleased to say that my wife procured me a 300# tractor tire for conditioning purposes. It is awesome! I flipped it for around 40 minutes on sunday and am still feeling it! I am also pleased to say that I had a conversation last friday with Professor Brick who stated afterwards, "Wow, you have a fire burning inside of you!" Lets just hope he is right! Have a great day and OSSSS!