And here we go again, the training camp has started...HARD diet AND training ARE IN ORDER.
I came back from a 4 days break in France to celebrate my 42nd Spring, slightly overweight.
I weighed myself at 90.2kg and my fighting weight is 86-86.5kg. In other words, I have 4kg to lose in 19 days in order to compete in the BJJ BRITISH OPEN 2016.
It is an important competition for me, as the last time I went there, I lost BADLY as a purple belt in the adult bracket.
IT WAS A FRUSTRATING AND HUMBLING EXPERIENCE...it reminded me that I love BJJ, I love to compete and I love TO WIN.
Since that experience I practice BJJ train BJJ 4 times/week from 5-6.30am for a total of 10-15 hours instead of 1-2h. I put away excuses and turn my expectations into achievable goals.
The hard work has paid off as I turned Brown belt and won a Bronze in the 2016 BJJ EUROPEAN Championship, so my goal is to get better and be the best British brown belt.
Day 1 Wednesday 27th of April
5-6.30 BJJ Drills, Moderate intensity.
6.30-6.40am, High intensity: Bike 10' 5440m R10 with altitude mask 18000m. Felt i could do more, but satisfied as it was the first time in a month that I used the mask and also because I am overweight.
HIIT 6.45-7.30am, High intensity:
I managed 10 minutes workout and another 4 minutes then I had to stop as my lower back was really tight.This was it for the day.
Nutrition: heavy breakfast of pasta (little) and lots of chicken, very light lunch and medium dinner, rice, Vegs and chicken-roughly 2300 calories- A GOOD DAY.
Day 2 Thursday 28th
5-6.30 BJJ Drills, Moderate intensity
6.30-6.40am Bike, High intensity: 10' 5590m Resistance 10 with altitude mask 18000m. I Felt confident almost comfortable, and managed 140m more than the previous day.
6.45-7.30am Bodyweight, High intensity:
a 10' workout of 10 body weight Squat, 5 Burpees, 5push ups, add 5 Burpees in each round. I reached Round 35 and 3Burpees. A total of 123 Burpees, 70 bodyweight squat and 30 push ups in 10 minutes.
402 body weight squats in 9'...
6.30-7.30pm swimming, High intensity: My first session after 2 months and it hurt all the way through and even now while I am writing. It was so hard that I lost 1.1kg in the process, call it water or whatever. I left home weighing 88.8kg and weighed myself at 87.7kg before dinner!
Nutrition: heavy breakfast of rice (little) and fish, very light lunch and heavy dinner, chickpeas and beef and some fruits. Roughly 2700-3000 calories- A GOOD DAY.
JUST WEIGHED MYSELF AGAIN, 88.8kg AFTER DINNER. I LOST 1.4kg in 2 DAYS!!!!!