Encompassing Athleticism | Page 4

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Sano, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. Sano Brown Belt

    Sano
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    Location:
    Denmark
    Thanks man! No hadn't seen it before. Some good exercises definitely. Doesn't really address my issue, I have pretty good extension and I already do unilateral hinging. My problem is what I suspect a structural one with my hip flexion. I have a really hard time staying neutral in the bottom position. I simply don't have enough room in my hips to go down before my pelvis gets involved and pulls my tailbone under/creates a butt wink. I might be able to tweak it a little bit and improve.

    I will however try to do Romanians for a while and keep them slow and tight, only going down as far as I can keep neutral, or just sumo (which isn't a problem for me). I need to build some strength over time in the position as well.

    Thanks again!
     
    #61
  2. Sano Brown Belt

    Sano
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    Location:
    Denmark
    Soooo! I went to the MMA gym today for the first time in 7 months since my concussion! Btw, I've found out it's actually whiplash that has been giving me neck pain/headaches. I think the concussion went away after the first few months and then it's been the neck that's been the culprit since. Still bothers me a little, but I'm doing specific exercises to turn off some muscles and turn on others. I'll go see a physio who knows how to deal with cervical issues.

    Anyway! Went to boxing training first. It was so fucking great to be able to go again. Warmup, drills, some padwork and sparring. I only sparred one guy, controlled sparring, but it was awesome! The class took about an hour. Afterwards I stayed for some HIT/cardio boxing class. Bagwork, sprinting, BW exercises timed and so forth, for another hour. Ended with some stretching and a nice hot bath.

    Great to be back!
     
    #62
    Genghiz and vision1 like this.
  3. Sano Brown Belt

    Sano
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    Location:
    Denmark
    Stupid neck is killing me right now.

    Anyway, I've been a little sick these last few days but I'm holding on. Gym at my school is being renovated, so did some training outside at a park.

    Cardio:
    - Running/walking/shadowboxing

    BW:
    - Chinups: 10 reps, 8 reps
    - Beginner shrimps (2nd): 8 reps each side
    x3
    - One arm elevated pushups (3d): 5 reps each side
    - Decline pike pushups (3d): 8 reps
    x2
    - Inverted rows (2nd): 6 reps
    x1

    Took a little more than an hour.
     
    #63
  4. Sano Brown Belt

    Sano
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    Location:
    Denmark
    So I did some benching for the the first time in a while a few days ago. Worked up to 6x85kg for a few sets. No big deal. Also did some upright rows and lateral raises for the mid delts. Add to that some unilateral deadlifts with dumbbells. Some bottoms up presses and some supine dumbbell presses as well. Whatever.

    Anyway, today, I just returned from my first legit wrestling class. I mean, I am primarily a striker, but I've grappled before of course. Never been to a real wrestling class though that wasn't some BJJ watered down version. I'm not really that fond of BJJ. Anyway, holy shit it blew me away. It was fucking awesome, and I'm completely destroyed. It comes much more natural to me than BJJ and you're actually allowed to fight for position. With respect of course, I've had enough injuries to know when to not push through something.

    The class was run by a very nice guy, who also happened to be a beast. I don't know who he is, but he's not Danish and he seems very legit.

    We started off with some shadow wrestling. Keeping good base, being in our stance always, taking angles and sprawling/shooting as it went on. Never break position was the point. The great part is, low center of gravity, angles, keeping stance it flows directly into my boxing. The style of boxing I like to use.

    Then we did some partner shadow drills. One guy touches the ground pretends to shoot, the other sprawls and then immediately shoots. I can sprawl pretty well but my shots are not good.

    Then we did some pummeling, then we did some partnered drills. You go for the underhook, opponent goes for the whizzer, you take an angle and go for the high crotch, then lift and drop. The drill was expanded to high crotch -> gets defended -> high single -> leg sweep. Then to leg sweep gets defended -> push triceps away, take an angle and take the back. It was fucking awesome.

    Then we did some grueling drills. Winner starting from high crotch kneeling position and then other guy trying to escape or take you down. Winner stays in and keeps fighting new guys. Felt like forever and I was sucking air like there was not enough oxygen on the entire planet to keep be breathing. Used a lot of energy lol. Could barely stand at the end, even if I can usually box for a long time and I can lift "ok". Anyway, a few things clicked and some of the transitions felt pretty fluid. All in all great training.

    I'll put weight training on the back burner. I'll get plenty of resistance work wrestling with those guys. You should see some of their legs it's ridicules. I'll also actually learn something and get comfortable in unusual positions. The class went from novices to pro fighters at a high level so it was a fun mix. I'll do LISS a little bit on off days and do striking + wrestling/grappling at the gym for a while. I'll get plenty of anerobic work there. Maybe do a few prehab/maintenance sessions once in a while.

    Here I come baby!
     
    #64
    Last edited: May 12, 2017
    frystyle and The_observer86 like this.
  5. Sano Brown Belt

    Sano
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    Location:
    Denmark
    Supposed to be rest day today, I'm fried from the wrestling still. Anyway, I did a little low intensity BB/corrective upper body stuff.

    Cardio:
    - Brisk walk for about 45-60 mins

    Misc:
    - 10-12 x Upright rows
    - 10-12 x Lateral raises each side
    - 10-12 x Reverse flyes
    - 10 x Chest press with dumbbells
    - 10 x Kneeling unilateral OHP with a plate (instead of bottoms up kettlebell)
    x4-5 sets

    Just working shoulders and biomechanics. Kept it very light. Did a little mobilty and nerve mobilisation as a warmup to alleviate some tightness and nerve irritation I'm having.

    Tomorrow is striking class! I'll try to record some sparring.
     
    #65
  6. Sano Brown Belt

    Sano
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    Location:
    Denmark
    Went to striking class today, it was pretty cool!

    Shadowboxing, some padwork, some partner drills and then sparring. Sparred maybe 4-5 rounds, but I didn't get anything recorded. Then after training I had two quick sparring sessions that I managed to get someone to record. Second time back sparring in 8-9 months! I'm rusty and I'm out of shape, but it was fun! I have improved a few things while I was away, but now is the time to get better! Kicking kinda throws me off a little bit, I like pure boxing better. Maybe I really should work them more if I'm doing kickboxing anyway. I just don't want to stray from my boxing roots. As long as they are add ons I guess it's okay.

    Unfortunately the last few "rounds" here after class was cut short because the first guy got a nosebleed after the uppercut I think, and the second one had to stop because of the liver punch.

    I have to practice using speed without using power. Right now I'm just probing too much and going too slow. I don't want to blast someone too hard, so it's a balance.



     
    #66
    Last edited: May 15, 2017
    Biased and The_observer86 like this.
  7. Ilk Yellow Belt

    Ilk
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2016
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    63
    I like it how you spam these punches and pressuring taking every will of them to fight and how you check some of these kicks. Very good boxing. Very good control in spars, loved it.
     
    #67
  8. Sano Brown Belt

    Sano
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    Location:
    Denmark
    Thanks man! Still have alot to improve on, but my boxing is definitely better than my kickboxing/MT.

    Yup, I love to pressure. I'm working on taking more angles as you can see a few times when I close the distance and they shell up.

    I'll keep training and hopefully get better!
     
    #68
  9. Ilk Yellow Belt

    Ilk
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2016
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    63
    Of course you will improve. I like how you take the angles when they shell up, yes. That is the art of boxing. What is the plan on improving kickboxing MT?
     
    #69
  10. Sano Brown Belt

    Sano
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    Location:
    Denmark
    Hmm, not sure yet. I want to get better at clinching at least and I'm doing wrestling as well. A good MT clinch with a few trips and sweeps would be nice. I need to practice the simple kicks a little more. Lowkick, frontkick and switch kick and get some more speed on them. I don't want to changce my style too much, but adapt it.

    I'll just keep showing up and hopefully get some more tools to deal with kicks. There are a few guys down there who kick pretty well that I can ask for help.
     
    #70
    Last edited: May 17, 2017
  11. Sano Brown Belt

    Sano
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    Location:
    Denmark
    Went running outside in a big park today with two of my fellow classmates. It was great to be outside! When I got home I did a little shoulder/chest workout in the basement here at my apartment complex.

    Cardio:

    - LISS for about 30-40 mins
    - Hill sprints x 6, took about 15-20 min, kicked my ass.

    Misc:
    - 10-12 x Upright rows
    - 10-12 x Lateral raises each side
    - 15-18 x Reverse flyes
    - 10 x Chest press with dumbbells
    - 12 x Kneeling unilateral OHP with a plate (instead of bottoms up kettlebell)
    - Some trap 3 and scapula setting reps
    - 10 x RDL with little weight.
    x4-5 sets
     
    #71
  12. Sano Brown Belt

    Sano
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    Location:
    Denmark
    Wrestling:
    Went to wrestling class today. It's warm as fuck right now, and humid too. I was sweating bullets, but that's nothing new.

    Pretty fun class! I really like wrestling. Did some warmup, then some shadow wrestling, then some double leg drills. Blast double and regular double. Then we drilled a few ways to continue the takedown after getting sprawled on. I did some shadowboxing mixed in with wrestling after class while some of the other guys rolled.

    Neck is killing me right now, those blast doubles really hurt it. Otherwise it's getting better generally, but I really need to go see a physio when I get my act together and actually go through with it. I am "treating" myself with a few drills but I need someone who knows more about cervical issues than I do, and someone who can do some manual/arthrokinematic/osteokinematic treatment on me.

    I have an assignment that I have to finish this weekend for school too. Procrastinating!
     
    #72
    Last edited: May 19, 2017
  13. Sano Brown Belt

    Sano
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    Location:
    Denmark
    Cardio:
    - Shadowboxing
    - Bagwork

    Misc:
    - 10-12 x Upright rows
    - 10-12 x Lateral raises each side
    - 15-18 x Bendover lateral rases
    - 10 x Chest press with dumbbells
    - 12 x Kneeling unilateral OHP with a plate (instead of bottoms up kettlebell)
    - 10 x RDL with light weight.
    - 8 x Single leg deadlift with dumbbells each side
    - 8 x Lunge with dumbbells each side
    x3-4 sets
     
    #73
  14. Sano Brown Belt

    Sano
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    Location:
    Denmark
    Striking class:
    Neck was is still not back to normal, but it's a lot better. Had some really good sparring today.

    We started with jump rope, then shadowboxing, then we did a few MT/KB partner drills, returning fire and all that. Then we sparred. I did pretty well. One big, tall, strong guy that was southpaw caught me a little with a headkick and a few hard left straights. I can't do my usual slip to my right against a southpaw. I got a little assertive after that, and as soon as I closed the distance and he shelled up he got a few good body punches returned.

    After regular class, some of the pros came for MMA sparring. I sparred one of them, who's a striker primarily. Got caught flush with a lead headkick and an overhand right one or twice. Other than that I held my own. Slipping/leaning to my right got me caught a few times today and that's my go to move. I need to keep my right hand up! I have to drill that. It's a lot harder to get away with slipping without having your hand there when kicks are involved. Also, I'm having a lot of success with my flicker jab, but I need to be wary of the overhand and keep looking at my opponent.

    Whole thing took about 1½-2 hours.

    Improvement: Flicker jab worked well, took more angles and moved to my right more, am getting better at not smothering my distance, front kicks mixed in with jabs worked about as good as they ever have for me today. Snappy frontkicks. Using them as feints as well (thanks @AndyMaBobs).

    Need to work on:
    1. Keep that right hand up and to the chin. Don't drop it.
    2. Look at the opponent at all times.
    3. Use my range
    4. Keep working on angles
     
    #74
  15. AndyMaBobs Green Belt

    AndyMaBobs
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2014
    Messages:
    1,179
    Likes Received:
    558
    Location:
    Y'know your basement? Well right underneath that.
    Glad it worked out well dude! It's a banging combo to control the range and where people down
     
    #75
    Sano likes this.
  16. Sano Brown Belt

    Sano
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2011
    Messages:
    2,889
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    Location:
    Denmark
    Yeah it is. Usually I'm very cautious with kicks and I throw them slow, because I don't want to hurt my partner, but I put some speed on the front kicks today, to the stomach. It was possible without going too hard.

    When I throw them slow normally I always get my leg caught. Not today. I set up a few right hands by faking it as well, it was good.
     
    #76

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "fd5733925866a04e50edd70f38dfaa35"
monitoring_string = "603ac9fff68f23709f2a42bf5e29272b"