Path to the Black Belt

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  1. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    Stats

    29/m
    193lbs, 5'9"
    BJJ brown belt

    Goals:

    -Add muscle/get stronger
    -Prevent injuries
    -Train at least 5 hours of BJJ per week, every week
    -Maintain this log and not fall off for years

    Mores details:

    -Four weeks post-divorce and post-ankle injury. Now is the time to throw myself back into my only true love, Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

    -Will be training in southern California for the next couple of years. In the IE right now but relocating to San Diego in four weeks where I'll be training under my jiu-jitsu idol, Dean Lister.

    -Dealing with lots of little injuries and one major back injury. Not aggravating these or adding to the list of broken body parts is of massive importance.
     
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  2. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    BJJ 1.5 hours

    Pull day strength training

    Dry skin opened up a big piece in my middle finger the other day. Elbow tendinitis is keeping me from benching/extending triceps. Incline push ups seem OK for now.
     
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  3. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    1.5 hours BJJ
    No-gi; my takedowns are slowly getting better the more I work on them and stop pulling guard like a little bitch.

    Shoulder training; still no tricep extensions due to elbow pain. Even chest flyes were no-go.
     
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  4. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    1 hr 15 minutes BJJ

    Working on ankle picks and getting the underhook and running into knee taps.
     
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  5. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    Lunges w/ 30lb DBs
    Leg extensions
    Leg curls
    Calf raises
    Plank
    Hip circles
    More lunges

    Elbow tendinitis is so painful, I can't even squat with a bar on my back. Waiting it out.

    No BJJ today or tomorrow due to work schedule. I work the midnight shift since the beginning of the year, 10pm-6am. Actually hasn't interfered with training much at all.
     
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  6. LatFlare EADC

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    Welcome back i think i used to read your old log a bit.

    Pretty heavy for 5'9 already no?
     
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  7. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    Thanks man.

    You're definitely not wrong, but I don't carry a ton of muscle. There is a lot of room left to grow.
     
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  8. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    Shoulders

    Only side raises, ten sets of fifteen. Elbow tendinitis is getting better but I still can't bench or do anything with tricep extension.

    BJJ 1.5 hours

    Stamina was in the gutter tonight. After one round with a blue belt I was exhausted, and had tough rolls with a large blue belt and a large purple belt after that. Sleep wasn't the best so that could have been a factor.
     
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  9. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    Rest

    Fatigued and feeling beat-up, I figured a day off from BJJ was in place.

    Then my phone died while I was asleep and I didn't wake until 5pm (I work nights). Rolled out of bed ready to train legs but the gym's parking lot was so overfilled, I turned my car around and did some errands instead. Lower back (spondylolithesis/pars defect) was sore just walking around, elbow tendinitis is still bad and my recovering ankle was sore. So, an entire day off from all things physical was what happened.

    Plan is to get quality sleep tonight (tomorrow morning), train BJJ in the evening and hit the gym for leg training in the late evening (9-10pm).

    Going out of town in a few days for a while which will give me a chance to let the elbow and everything else heal up a bit. Going for 5 hours of mat time this week.
     
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  10. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    I forgot to mention that I've been running the SARM LGD-4033 (Lingandrol) for almost 3 weeks now.
     
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  11. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    Legs

    Leg extensions
    Leg curls
    Pike pulses
    Hip circles

    I was up this morning and could barely walk or get out of bed. Here's some back story.

    I injured my ankle in October (yes OCTOBER) after a failed hip-bump sweep. The dude landed on my ankle and it cracked loudly. I was on crutches for two days and for months I tried to get back into training only to prolong the recovery. Eventually, February, I took a ton of time off and did rehab for it. In the middle of March I came back, training BJJ and lifting cautiously.

    The other day I did some calf raises and lunges and now my ankle feels like I jumped up and down on that one foot for an hour. It throbs and aches so fucking bad. Today was supposed to be legs and BJJ. Obviously I skipped BJJ and did what I could for legs.

    The other issue is my lower back. I woke up and felt like I had done 10 sets of 20 max rep DL's the day before.

    Elbow tendinitis has been healing because I have not been doing anything to aggravate it. I'm going to take the rest of the week off from BJJ to let the ankle heal some more. In all honesty, I should really be resting completely to let the ankle heal to 100%. I have not been, and it is not getting better at this point.

    Never went into the doctor but maybe a visit is in order. I don't really expect to hear much besides "rest and don't do anything for 2 months".

    Mentally, this is tough because a) I want to train in Tucson when I go to visit in a couple of weeks and b) I move to fucking SAN DIEGO in 4 weeks. I don't want to be sitting on my ass any more than I have been since October.


    Alright, rant over.
     
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  12. NurseKnuckles My Mom's stronger than you belt

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  13. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    I don't think it's working.
     
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  14. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    Did 110 pull ups over ten sets and some curls, neck training and grip training.

    My body is fucking weird. I woke up in zero pain; no back or ankle discomfort at all. I'm walking around cautiously, taking lots of cissus and joint supplements. Going to go back to BJJ tomorrow and see how the ankle feels. Calf raises are off the menu indefinitely.'

    After the gym I went to buy a blazer. I caught a look at my back in the wrap-around mirror and it's fucking jacked. Two hundred chins and pull ups per week is obviously working wonders.
     
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  15. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    Incline Bench

    SOHP

    Side Raises

    Rear Delt Raises

    French Press

    Working on 3 hours of sleep today. No BJJ due to the lack of sleep and ankle soreness. On the plus side, elbow pain is 95% gone. This was a good workout.
     
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  16. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    Squats

    Lunges

    Leg extensions

    Leg curls

    Leg raises

    Ankle, elbow and back are doing a lot better. Taking superhero-sized doses of cissus and glucosamine. Back to BJJ Monday night.

    Traveling to Houston, Tucson and San Diego in the next few weeks so there will be a lot of sporadic training for a while.
     
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  17. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    One hundred and fifteen chin ups

    Curls of various kinds

    Shrugs

    Neck training

    Notes

    -Was up for almost 24 hours yesterday and will be up for around the same amount of time today. Shift work is overrated.

    -I'm up to 230 chin ups per week now, over 20 sets and two days. I should really try for a max set sometime soon.

    -Body weight is around 197. Silly as it sounds, I want 16" arms. Once I achieve that goal I'll cut this body fat. Probably around 19% right now.

    -No elbow, back or ankle pain.

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  18. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    Legs

    Squats (12-rep range)

    Lunges

    Leg extensions

    Leg curls

    No issues here

    BJJ (no-gi) 30 min tech, 45 min drilling

    Showed up late to class and did two rounds and my lungs felt like they were on fire. Amazing how poor my cardio is right now. Tapped a purple belt with a heel hook and toe hold, and he was about to get me with an arm bar as the buzzer rang.

    We stayed after to drill and I worked on SLX/XG stuff, over-under passing, takedown sequences and some guillotine from mount stuff.

    Schedule is a little fucked up for a while but I want to get on the mat as much as I can to get cardio back.
     
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  19. MilkManUK Brown Belt

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    Hey...I'm 5'9 (and a half) and weigh 207lbs. Feelings are hurt lol.
     
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  20. TheJewBear Yellow Belt

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    BJJ no-gi

    Cardio is still in the gutter, and muscles are cramping up easily. Grips feel weak. This is what you get for taking so much damn time off.

    Got positionally dominated by a large, athletic blue belt and had some good back and forth with a brown belt.
     
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