Week of 9th of May
5-6.30am BJJ: Medium intensity.
6.45-7.30am Tabata Class: High intensity. 5 5' workouts, 3 with free weights and 2 cardio and body weight routines . Really tough, what I needed. It sets the tone for the week.
6.20-7pm Cardio and Bodyweight HIIT as I couldn't attend the sparring BJJ class.
I almost didnt do the session as my legs were so stiff that I could hardly move them, but after 5' of a slow warmup, I was good to go. It was painful but I hit an extraordinary sense of achievements.
Got up at 86.2kg on the scale. I LOST 700g in a DAY!!!!
5-6am BJJ: Medium intensity
6-6.45pm Spin: Medium intensity
I AM SHATTERED, I CAN HARDLY MOVE. It brings me back bad memories. Last year for the same competition I felt like this. Unfortunately, it was during the competition.
IT IS AN OMEN! I planned to train Friday and rest just on Saturday before the competition on Sunday. I DECIDED TO CHANGE MY PLANS, I WILL REST FRIDAY AND SATURDAY TO REACH THE COMPETITION IN A GOOD STATE AND NOT BURNOUT!
BJJ 5-6.30am: Take downs and side control, Medium intensity
HIIT 6.45-7.30am, High intensity.
Thursday 11th Last training day before competition.
6.45-7.30am conditioning, High Intensity
6.30-7.30pm swimming session, High Intensity
This is me done, now I have to unwind and prepare myself mentally for the competition ahead.
As you may know, I finally decided on Friday not to attend the #TheBJJBritishOpen2016. Instead of dwelling on the "Negatives". I decided to focus on the POSITIVES.
I Got to train on double sessions on Saturday and Sunday, on both days I was with the people I enjoy being with, my PT clients and the gym members and the Train For Life Community members.
To add to the mix I spent more quality time with my family, instead of being on the road for over 6 hours, I spent the day with my boys and wife and add a catch up on FaceTime with Aziz my best friend.
All situations have always different lectures and if we look closely, we can find or make good from bad.