Friday, August 24, 2012
This week has been amazing as far as recovery goes.
Because other than bjj, I have done nothing.
You don't realize how far behind the loop you get training for a competition until that competition is over.
As far as training at the Academy goes, I have done a liberal amount of sparring, but for the next week or so, I am really not going to focus on any specific thing. When I go, I will probably re-visit my guard and start working my back attacks. On the education front, I have been watching and reading a lot of Marcelo Garcia and Eddie Bravo.
Yes, Eddie Bravo. I have been VERY critical of him in the past. But an open mind means that you consider all aspects of something before you pass judgment on it. So I am investigating all aspects with an objective focus and trying out some things personally. In that vein, I have also laid out a personal challenge for myself to complete and for 30 minutes daily whenever I watch TV, I will do some stretching and get into a flexibility program. Now personally at this point I don't see rubber guard working for me, but I do want to give it a try. If not, just for the mental break that comes with prolonged training in the gi. So far, I have made it to stretch every day, we will see when improvements come.
Still keeping with the diet. My weight is consistently under 200# these days. Will keep at it.
Hang tough and stay happy.