2012 Training - Breakdown of Numbers

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  1. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    So at the end of 2011 I looked at some people who really logged their training and started to log my own mat times/hours etc. I'm not as detailed as I want to be yet but it does provide and insight for what I did accomplish and the mat time I did put in.

    Trained a total of 236 (may be 237 if I go Saturday)times in 2012, for a total of 335 hours.
    Breakdown by Month (Classes/Open Mats):
    # of Classes
    Jan 15
    Feb 18
    Mar 17
    Apr 18
    May 22
    Jun 18
    Jul 21
    Aug 19
    Sep 23
    Oct 20
    Nov 22
    Dec 23
    Total 236

    Of that 236 breaks down like this:
    47 Open Mats
    8 Seminars
    3 Privates
    1 Competition
    3 Training sessions for Nova Uniao Worlds Camp
    174 Classes (43 No-Gi classes from this)

    Was surprised to see that nearly 20% of my training is open mat, figured it was less then that.

    Notes:
    I attended 8 Seminars from some pretty great guys (Roger/Rener/Buchecha/Jacare/JT Torres/Cyborg)

    I only competed once (Dallas Open - Gold medal Blue Belt Super Heavy)
    **disappointed in this one as I need to compete more

    Took 3 Privates lessons

    Promoted to Purple belt in May

    Random #'s/things I as a data analyst find interesting:
    Most classes in a month: September - 23 times
    Most hours in a month:May 35.3 hours
    Most consecutive days training: 13
    Biggest Gap: 6 days (Stomach flu)

    I did see a direct correlation with # of times I trained in a month to how I felt sparring with others of even levels. The more I trained, the better I felt I did (funny how that works).

    Just a random/pointless view into my 2012 year. If anyone has any random questions or thoughts feel free to ask.
     
  2. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

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    You have some sort of data base that you use for this?

    What do you do with the information? Does it alter your behavior in any way? Legit questions here too...not trying to be a dick or anything.
     
  3. Uchi Mata

    Uchi Mata Preaching the gospel of heel hooks and left kicks

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    13 days in a row is no joke. I almost always end up getting hurt in some way (usually my chancy lower back discs) or my fingers get too busted up. I do find that if I train ~5+ days a week for a while my overall level does seem to rise until I go back to a more normal 3-4 day rate, but it's hard to sustain that level with job and family.
     
  4. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    Simple excel file with formula's. I'm a data analyst so it's pretty straight forward/very simple stuff. I could build one for you if you were that interested.

    Honestly I didn't have a plan for this at the beginning more just a tracking. I had 3 BJJ goals for the year and achieved 2 of the 3 and this was to help me track.
    1) Train 15 times minimum a month
    2) Take 3 private lessons
    3) Compete 3 times (missed this)

    Just once a week or so I would fill in a line of Date, Type of training (open mat/gi class/no gi/etc, length of training. End of a month sum it all up to see how I did towards my goal of that month.

    Now the plan for 2013 is to go into more detail to break down the sparring time/drilling time and detailed moves covered to build a "database". I want to see how much I am drilling vs. rolling as well as start to catalog all the "moves" I learn as I begin to teach classes more. I sometimes draw a blank as to what to teach and would like to remember certain details as I don't keep notes in class.
     
  5. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

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    I'm sure, if you posted a generic excel file, I'd use it.

    That's how I lost all my weight, using a random online excel file that made me keep track of my caloric intake each day.
     
  6. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    In order to hit that I had to hit some 6 AM classes and after about day 6 I did have to dial down my intensity a bit in sparring as I was just flat out "tired".

    I did a run of 10 days with a 2 day break just prior to that 13 days and during the 10 day I did 11 classes. When I finally took a few days off and came back I really tore thru a couple guys as I felt "fresh". It was interesting to see how much the rest helps as I usually train Saturday thru Tuesday and my first rest day is Wednesday, and then again Friday. So skipping the Wednesday rest day and going to No-gi on Thursday was ROUGH on me (and a bit on the marriage haha).

    I am dialing it back down for January some as I add some more conditioning outside of BJJ and will ramp up for a Pan Ams run in March.
     
  7. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    Let me play with the 2013 format I want to use and see if I like it. The 2012 File is pretty bare bones and not that interesting.
     
  8. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    Going to end the year with 237 after all.

    slow day at work so creating the 2013 file if anyone cares later.
     
  9. dmesser2

    dmesser2 Yellow Belt

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    I'd look at it :)
     
  10. outonbail

    outonbail Living My Dreams

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    i'll use it,
     
  11. Steelviper

    Steelviper Green Belt

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    Tie with December, actually.

    Thanks for posting the data, and cograts/props on the hard work.
     
  12. NateTx4112

    NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    Post up an email if you want it. I've got a rough draft that doesn't have all the formula's auto calculating yet, but it's pretty simple stuff.
     

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