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  1. Leglocker Locking Legs

    I didn't run the dishwasher the previous day because it was only half full (or half empty if you wanna think about it that way) and that would be a huge waste. I made sure that the sink was empty of dishes though which is really the point of that part of the challenge. I read American Gods before bed. Yesterday I woke up pretty late. I hit the snooze button a bunch of times and got a late start to the morning. I still got into my gym at around 5:15 - 5:20 and got the kettlebells going. I was a little sore from the previous day. Then it was on to Jiu-Jitsu. As noted in my schedule in a previous post, Tuesday and Thursday are No Gi days in the AM. I felt the best I felt in Jiu-Jitsu. We did king of the mountain and today...I was the king of the mountain! I walked away with three submissions all via straight achilles locks. My coach noted that while I still need to be more active when in bad situations, he saw that I was settling a little less which is improvement. At work, I started to feel more of the soreness from the kettlebells. A staple remover fell and it hurt so bad bending down to pick it up. I guess that's what happens when you don't do any strength and conditioning outside of Jiu-Jitsu. Today, I weighed in at 250 again. I'm sure that this is all water weight loss and not real actual weight loss, but hey. I'll take it. I emptied the dishwasher and kept the sink clear. I have a doctor's appointment, so I had to switch shifts with a co-worker so I'll have to work the early shift (6-3) instead of my usual (9-6) so no training in the morning. But I'll try to make it to the evening class and get it in. It would be no gi. I'll try for kettlebells after.
  2. Leglocker Locking Legs

    My gym opens at 5AM. To kick this challenge off right, I woke up at 4 to get some of the chores stuff out of the way. I washed some dishes and made myself one of those bulletproof coffees I've heard so much about. This one consisted of coffee, a tablespoon of butter, and a tablespoon of coconut oil. I think the coconut oil was a little much otherwise I enjoyed it. I got to the gym a little after 5. Around 5:05. I stretched and warmed up. My kettlebell workout consisted of the Simple and Sinister that @Kishi recommended. It 10x10 Kettlebell Swings and 10x1 Turkish Get Ups. At first, I thought, this wasn't such a big deal, but towards the end I realized my shirt was fairly damp and I was breathing fairly heavily. I mean I was probably still able to hold a conversation with someone. 6AM rolled around and it was Jiu-Jitsu time. Monday, Wednesday, Friday are Gi days in the morning so, I worked some gi. It was fun rolling around in a gi again. My tournament was a no gi tournament, so I was rolling around in shorts and a rash guard a whole lot more. I mainly drilled, but had two good rolls in. I'm killing the hydration part of the challenge. I finished three bottles by the time I got home and maybe half of another after work. Remember, this is my 40 oz. waterbottle not like those plastic bottled waters. Just to give us a baseline, I weighed in at 251.5 lbs. The kettlebells were done with an 18kg for the swings and an 8kg for the Turkish Get Ups. I know Pavel suggested using 54 and 35, but that wasn't going to happen without sacrificing form which he also stressed as being the most important thing. Still gave me an awesome workout. As for reading....Time to go to bed.
  3. Leglockers Leg Lock Log

    Kettlebell Swings 18 kg 10 Two Handed 10 Two Handed 10 Two Handed 10 Two Handed 10 Two Handed 10 Two Handed 10 Right Handed 10 Left Handed 10 Two Handed 10 Two Handed Turkish Get Ups 8 kg 1x10 It was my first time just focusing on kettlebells for my strength and conditioning. I like it, it was fun and I really feel it in my legs and buns. Jiu-Jitsu (Gi) - 1 Hour After a 5 minute rest, I put my gi on and trained with the rest of the Jiu-Jitsu class. The techniques of the day included a single-leg takedown and working back to guard from side control. I've had experience with the single-leg takedown and just so I have it noted if I go back and read this... Single Leg Takedown - Keep your opponent's leg trapped between your legs. - Keep your head on the inside of your opponent. Outside presents your opponent with an opportunity to choke you. - Use your head to drive into your opponent's hips to bring them down. - To defend, put swing your leg on the outside of your opponent's leg and kick downward as if starting a motorcycle. Working Back to Guard - Get the elbow into the side of your opponent. - With your underhook, "admire your hair" and turn your hand out so the palm is against your opponent's bicep. This creates a frame and allows you to make space where you can insert your knee. I felt my knee turn without the rest of my leg, which isn't a good thing. I'll be sure to wear my brace tomorrow for no gi. Especially when we'll be doing some leg locks.
  4. Leglocker Locking Legs

    Absolutely true.
  5. Kyellan's Hunt for Tranquility

    If you have PS Plus you can get Bloodborne for free on the PlayStation store. Risk-free in case you get too infuriated with it.
  6. Leglockers Leg Lock Log

    Today I competed at the Subfighter No Gi Spring Challenge. It's a local tournament here in Orange County. I spent the bulk of the morning sitting there being nervous. Finally, my division is called. I step on the mats and I'm able to wrestle the guy down. He manages to scramble and get on top half guard. I try to work a sweep, but got smashed down and ended up losing by kimura. The second match went a little better. I got in trouble at first with a guillotine choke, but managed to get out of it. I threatened a straight achilles that he later admitted that he wanted to tap. He probably slipped out. He was able to take my back and sank in a rear naked choke.
  7. Grumble takes an Interlude

    Hey good luck on the challenge. Also let's win this Harry Potter thing!
  8. Mahalak Marches On

    Get It! Ravenclaw strong!
  9. Leglocker Locking Legs

    I was crossing my fingers for Ravenclaw too. I think it went well. Definitely not the outcome I wanted, but I had fun and made new friends. Here's a picture of my medal.
  10. Leglocker Locking Legs

    Okie dokie. Tomorrow's the day. I'm going to bed after "Cities in Dust" ends and get a good night's sleep in. Ready for action tomorrow. I haven't competed in about 5 or 6 years and I'll be taking a step up into the next experience level. While I definitely consider myself a grappler now. Most of my training at MMA gyms were in Muay Thai. I'm nervous and excited at the same time. I got my gear all ready. Gonna be wearing this bad boy tomorrow.
  11. Leglockers Leg Lock Log

    Going to start my daily log here tomorrow. This post is a place holder.
  12. The Harry Potter House Cup

    I'm the only Monk?
  13. The Courtyard (Monk General Chat)

    I don't know these troubles. I'm from Southern California.
  14. Kyellan's Hunt for Tranquility

    Awesome. That's such perfect timing. Get a game for free that you wanted anyway. And I totally get owning a physical copy of a game you really like.