August 6, 2020

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I wasn’t sure about training after doing a heavy dead lift, back, and abs session yesterday. After a 2.5 hour session, I was feeling tired and sore. I had about 5 hours before class at Drysdale Jiu Jitsu, but even with that much time I wasn’t sure.

So I forced my hand by getting dressed an hour early. It would feel silly to get all dressed up and not train, and getting out of tights is a pain in the butt. 😂

My trick worked, and I went train early. Wednesday’s at Drysdale’s are a big no gi class, stacked with all sorts of assassins. I wondered how I would do after a hard lift earlier.

All things considered I held up pretty well. I didn’t get tired, and pushed a good pace. One of the purple belts, nick named Jedi, really pushed a hard pace and made sure I didn’t rest for one second, lol. So I felt good about my cardio holding up.

My knees felt better than they have felt in many years. I got to wrestle a bit and was shooting sweep singles instinctively. A little rusty, but no physical limitations. I just need to clean up technique and timing.

And my wrist held up well too. I used a small neoprene wrist brace, and I was able to launch a few Kimura traps. I only had to let go of one because it was tweaking my wrist a bit.

I did have to sit out the last rounds though, as I felt my ribs starting to get sore, (I believe from the lifting) but 90 minutes of mat time was a good day after a heavy lifting session.

It was the first time in a long time I did a double training day. So I’m quite happy with how my day turned out. I’m not sure if I would be able to do this daily, but perhaps 2 or 3 times a week could be doable. I have to give it another day or so to see how the soreness sets in.

In the meantime, I will use my recovery tools to work out the soreness.


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