Araj's Training Log: Starting Strength and Jiu Jitsu

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  1. Araj

    Araj White Belt

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    Well, looks like the forums ate part of my log :(.

    Anyway I've been running SS again, and had some success in tournaments lately.

    Won 2 matches at the NY Abu Dhabi pro trials, and won gold in nogi advanced and bronze in the absolute at Grappling Industries NY.

    Friday, 4/6
    -Squats 3x5 at 250
    -Bench 3x5 at 170
    -DL 1x5 at 295
    3x7 chin ups

    Wednesday, 4/13
    -Squats 3x5 at 255
    -OHP 3x5 at 115
    -PC 5x3 at 115
    chin ups 7, 5, 3
     
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    Friday, 4/15/2016
    Squats 3x5 at 260
    - Had horrible pain in my left elbow and shoulder after these, debilitating enough that though I gutted it out through my squats, I left without doing bench and deadlifts.

    I think it's because I got kimura'd super hard a bunch of times Thursday night while rolling with a big brown belt I kept trying to over/under pass.

    BJJ Friday night was good though. Hit a bunch of heel hooks in the nogi (technique was heel hook defense) and worked hard on my stiff-arm torreando pass and spider entry to x-guard in the gi class.
    Murilo also emphasized guard retention, staying disciplined and keeping my knees in to my chest. I need to work on getting on my shoulders and getting my hips off the ground earlier when I invert to retain guard, as well as being more proactive and inverting earlier.

    When working my spider entry to xguard, after the sweep I need to keep my elbow below my wrist to avoid the kimura when stuffing the hand and passing.

    Murilo also told me to stop working on my arm triangle entry from sidemount and instead work on the stepover triangle from sidemount.

    Lastly, I worked a little on the new thing I'm experimenting with where I put in the twister hook when the guard player defends the leg drag by inverting.
     
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    Sunday, 4/17/2016
    Squats 3x5 at 265 (easy)
    Bench 2x2 at 155 - failures, too much pain in left elbow. gotta let it heal more.
    DL 1x5 at 305 - fairly easy
     
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    Tuesday, 4/19/2016

    Squats 3x5 at 270 - felt easy and moved fast
    OHP 3x5 at 120 - a bit shaky due to left shoulder instability, but overall ok
    (skipped power cleans due to left elbow/shoulder injury)
    Pull-ups: 5, 5, 5
     
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    Thursday, 4/21/2016

    -Squats 3x5 at 275- last rep of last set was a bit slow, otherwise felt fine

    -DL 1x5 at 315 (used a belt and chalk because I did these right after squats (bench was busy) )

    -Pull ups 7, 7, 7

    -Bench 3x5 at 175 (moved very fast, shoulder is finally feeling better)
     
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    Sunday, 4/24/2016

    Mixed bag today.

    Squats, 3x5 at 280 - felt fine but really had to focus on keeping chest up

    OHP at 125- 5, 3 (2), 4
    First set was fine but shaky. Second set, on rep 3 the bar started to move backward and I was worried it would fall and hurt my still injured shoulder. Shaken, I ended the set. Then I did the last 2 reps 30 seconds later.
    Third set, I did 4 then the bar started to move backward so I stopped.

    Powercleans, 5x3 at 115
    Took no chances today due to hurt elbow and shoulder, but these felt fine once I got back into the groove.

    Chinups- 7, 7, 7, 3
     
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    Missed lifting for a long time because I was sick and had exams and final projects and stuff. Graduating next week!

    Thurs, 5/12
    Squats 3x5 at 255
    Bench 5x5 at 155 (trying to hit more volume to move my bench along)
    DL 1x5 at 315
    Chin ups 7, 7
     
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    Sunday 5/15/2016

    Squats 3x5 at 260
    OHP 3x5 at 105
    PC 3x3 at 115 (elbow pain so didn't do last 2 sets)
    Chin ups 7,7
     
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    Been a while. I got some oly lifting coaching and then finally found a gym with a platform and bumpers.

    Sunday, 8/7/2016

    Clean and Jerk
    5x 1 + 1's at 65lbs, 85lbs, 95lbs

    Snatch
    5x 1 + 1's at 65lbs

    Squats (highbar, no belt)
    3x5 at 185lbs

    TRX shoulder stuff, 3x(10 up, 10 middle, 10 down)

    Bench
    3x5 at 155
     

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