Competition Training Day 1
Oct 22. It’s less than 30 days but I figured I’d officially start logging every day of training/non-training on here.
It’s my first ever competition…in Gi. I did a submission grappling years ago at a nearby town and I didn’t do well, and lets leave it at that, lol. But I’m confident in my training in the last few months where I’ve started from scratch and learned the basics of the game.
I’ll try to note a few of my goals on this first post in terms of on and off the mat:
-Limiting the social media stuff and any distraction whatsoever. The exception being the occasional important communication I need to make through Facebook. Of course since I’m posting on Tumblr I’ll get a chance to check out posts from my BJJ/non-BJJ pals! But seriously I spent 2 hours gawking at twitter, reddit, yelp, and on whatever nonsense last night (even today :( ). I hope my pals on there don’t read this and take offense, hahaha.
-My training plan: 5-6 trips to the school a week to train and spar. I’m glad I got my 2nd stripe so I can double up classes. I’m going to also double up a training day with a hot yoga session, great for recovery. 1 day commitment to the gym to maintain physical strength, explosiveness, speed, and cardio (wow thats a lot to do in one day!). I’d like to commit at least 10 minutes of meditation a day as well.
-My diet plan: limit the alcohol and eating out (which will save me money!) :S But nothing too crazy in terms of dieting, no junk foods and stick to what would strike me as healthy food.
-I think I’m within a decent weight range for competition. I’m sitting at around 185 right now and figure I could go down five pounds more. I’ll have to find out the weight divisions tomorrow.
-Game plan. My personal goal is to never get submitted. Period. Just play the game and don’t get submitted. Of course if my opponent’s arm just so happens to be there, I might just take it and crank it :) My guard isn’t the strongest yet but I’m hoping to work on more escapes, control and defence, creating more opportunities to scramble where I likes to GAMBLE!
Of course I’m not a professional fighter and won’t be able to commit more time as I have school and work, but the little things count. I’m really looking forward to this as its a great way to re-focus life and have more motivation to take firm control.