Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Entry #278

ME for upper-body went by without a hitch. Shoulder felt fine. Had spent the previous week working on the subtle powerlifting nuances of bench press form. For that lift I put up 295 lbs for a single, but I'm not going to count it since my spotter gave me a small nudge on it. It was rising slow but I'm certain I could have done it all on my own. Still, I was being careful by asking for his assistance beforehand, and I got what I asked for. And in Jared's words, weighted dips own my soul. Also saw improvements in pull-ups. Damn, this day by far has the best lifts in the program.

Started cardio earlier today. Had my best heavy bag session yet. Did great in encorporating my punching and my kicking game together. Structured as such:
50 right roundhouses
50 left roundhouses
50 right straights
50 left straights
5 three minute rounds of stand-up on the bag, 45 second rests in between, using 4 oz. gloves
3 one minute rounds of stand-up on the bag, 30 second rests in between, bare-knuckle
2 untimed rounds of shadowboxing by poolside
25 minutes of swimming fast laps (was dying in the pool by this time)


  1. Wow, I'm impressed, you sure do an awesome amount of cardio, how many days a week do you do cardio like that? Also do you lift 2 or 3 days a week? I'm going back to MMA soon and want to do about the same level of cardio as that while I'm training, but I'm also afraid that I'll start to overtrain and my weights will suffer.

  2. I do cardio 5 days a week, and lift 4 days a week. Thing is, I haven't started muay thai/BJJ class yet, so my schedule is pretty loose. If you're a fighter, the weights should be your second priority to MMA training. Good luck, by the way.

  3. Yeah, I'm in the same boat right now, I've been out of MT/BJJ for about 5 months, so I've been lifting and doing cardio like a madman. Good luck at your MMA training to. Do you plan on fighting acouple of fights eventually?

  4. Yeah, definitely. I'll take all I can get. How about you?

  5. I'm hoping to be ready for my first fight next year after my 18th birthday with the fight promotion my MMA school runs.