#BJJBRITISHOPENTRAININGCAMP2016

 

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!!!!!

 Here I am showing my 2 packs, in normal circumstances I have 4-6. This is what happened when you abuse your mother food. There I am with the altitude mask, I laugh as I start to get used to it and Luke my training partner is knackered... 

Here I am showing my 2 packs, in normal circumstances I have 4-6. This is what happened when you abuse your mother food. There I am with the altitude mask, I laugh as I start to get used to it and Luke my training partner is knackered...