Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Couple of Weightlifting Goals Achieved

So I hit 290 on the deadlift and 225 on the squats again, which is where I was aiming for as it's a 2x bodyweight dead and a 1.5x bodyweight squat. I've now switched over to this insane machine called a Jacob's Ladder for my legwork while I work on getting my bench up to par. On that note I dropped back to 5x5 with 95lbs on Monday, and I'll be doing 5x5 with 100lbs tonight and continuing in that fashion until Vegas probably.

On the BJJ front I'm still on an upswing. Successful takedowns, successful submissions, a new era of straight footlocks being thrown on everyone. Everything about my game is improving substantially to the point that the only person who truly wrecks me is Chris. Everyone else I feel competitive with.

If I can keep up this progress until Vegas I actually have some hopes of medaling.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Random Lifting Updates and No-Gi work

Hitting the gym in preparation for all of the tournaments I have coming up and trying to get my numbers backup.

Bench - 5/3/1 - 95/115/135
Squats - 5/3/1/1 - 155/175/195/205
Deadlift - 5/3/1/1 - 175/195/225/255

My bench is lagging way behind, so I threw in a bunch of volume work on the bench and overhead press and some other supplementary work.

Also, lunges holding 40lb dumbbells to add in some grip work and some supplementary leg work.

The last time by squats and deads were this high my bench was 175, so I'm going to work hard to get it back up near there.

We're doing No-Gi this month and my first session back at it I completely sucked and couldn't figure out WTF I was even doing. Second day I had it together and was performing very well. I'm actually hitting real takedowns in the standup too, which is nice.

Registration and travel arrangements for Vegas should all be handled in a couple of weeks along with the Atlanta Open and Grapplemania.

Not sure if I'll make some of the other smaller tournaments now since I decided to do the ATL Open and Vegas, definitely doing Grapplemania though.