#cuttingweight day 15

Rise and Shine 3.30am Monday  11th of January 2016

I got up and jump on the scale and weighed myself at 85.6kg again. I am definitely back on track, as I weigh the same for two consecutive days and yesterday was my day off, so I didn't even train, but just stick to my calorie allowance.

3 Daily workouts: BJJ, Tabata and BJJ sparring

5-6.30am BJJ, drills and sparring: the sparring was from compromised positions. From my opponent closed guard (he has long legs and I hate being in people guard) and from a single leg take down. I am taken down and I have to sweep and get on top.

6.45-7.30am Tabata class:

Wk1: 3 1' 5 5 jump lunges 3 SR, 5 push-ups

Wk2: 4 55" 10 4010 40kg back lunges

Wk3: 3 1' 5 jump lunges, 3 running back, 3 Burpees

Wk4: 4 4 30"  good mornings/30" stiff leg deadlift

Wk5: 30" of each workout with 7" transition between workouts.

8-9pm: BJJ sparring


The neck injury I was suffered of, didn't bother me at all. The two sessions felt awesome as afterwards I don't feel stiff but ALIVE. 


Breakfast: A black coffee, IBCAA to sip during BJJ and Tabata

Post workout: around 8.15am yesterday left over, rice, cauliflower, chickpeas, roasted almonds in coconut oil and some cottage cheese, a white coffee.

Lunch: lentils,Broccoli and cauliflower, sardines, scrambled eggs, a slice of bread

Snack: a tin of chickpeas, half banana muffin (boys left over), milk coffee

Dinner: salad with prawns, tomatoes, 2 boiled eggs, a banana, half a square of dark chocolate

Drinks: 1 black, 1 white coffees, 1 green tea and 2-2.5 liters of water.


When the nutrition is well planned and prepared, it is actually easy. The winning formula is, plan, prep eat.

neverheless, I went off road with the food, so in order to make it right, I changed the meal and bought some prawn salad and had light dinner.

Training went really well.

In the morning with Luke my purple training partner, I start to get into compdition mode. I am a top player, my game is based on take down-half guard pass and side control. We focused for 2 weeks on getting better at containing an opponent in half guard in case I lose the take down. Now, the drills start to sink in as my halt guard is becoming more and more aggressive as go for sweeps and get on top straight away.

The Tabata conditioning class was awesome, I now feel fit and strong, during and after the class. 

Evening BBJ spar witht all sizes, Super heavy to middle weight, 6 minutes rounds against 2 black belts, 1 brown, 3 purple, 1 blue and 1 white. 

I wasn't tired at all, I was applying the techniques learnt and turns out that it is easier against them, as they see me once a week that against Luke that I see 4 times week.

Ialso learnt a sweep and got caught in an armbar. It was very positive. 

Day 15 conclusions:

From a physique perspective, I am curious to know how much I weigh. I now have control over my food intake and I feel my body shrinking, I am lighter, faster and strengthwise I feel good.

Bjj and conditioning are both going well, my confidence is rising. I will be at my best ever shape when I fight.

This is why I succeed... 

This is why I succeed...