AxelB's running, lifting and kicking log

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  1. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    thanks, the knee is feeling okay, and I can walk without issue.

    I noticed some places are doing limited outdoor classes in the UK for those that aren't "sheilding". The government said sheilding ends in August, and schools go back in September, so I guess I may get back to a class this year, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up.
  2. Nachi

    Nachi Valued Member Supporter

    That's good to hear :)
    I see. Hopefully you will be able to! The state of the pandemic seems to be changing within months. Good luck anyway :)
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  3. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    I was wiped out for a weekend by some random migraine illness, I had a headache through the day, fairly minor, I thought because I was tired.

    Did a workout and could barely finish even though I was going 50%
    end up going to bed and slept for 13 hours.
    Still felt off food and had a head ache and back to normal a few days later.

    A week later I was back to my routine, however the kids are often in the gym with me now, so my workout is changed so that they can get involved.

    This week I have been easing back into running, knee feels ok, with occasional odd cracking. I'm using knee support whenever running or lifting.

    I've been a little more cautious about diet, which has helped drop to just under 15 stone.
    I was stung by a needle or possibly hogweed a week ago, my legs swollen up and since then I'm conscious to run with calf covers, or walk with trousers;
    I put my jeans on (let's not kid myself, I start with the loosest, baggy jeans).
    They are Tight!
    So work needs to be done on my diet and activity.

    I restuffed my grapple dummy so that it was plumper, I noticed a rip, so I had to re sew it (only had it 2 months).

    Future plans, continue with lifting plan, but without squats until knee is good.

    Monday walk, bench, pushups
    Tuesday run
    Wednesday pullups BJJ drills, as hoc grapple dummy work
    Thursday walk, bench, pushups.
    Friday walk/run Shadow box
    Saturday run/walk pull-ups, rows or deadlift
    Sunday walk
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  4. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Sorry about the migraine, I know how much fun they aren't
  5. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Trying to get a routine back, but with work and kids at home all the time its proving challenging.

    My BJJ club have no contact training (with dummy or member of household) at the club, the process he's put in place is impressive and well communicated.

    Unfortunately for me it's still home based training over zoom on Monday. They have a class stream and I tidied up the garage so that I had more space to annihilate the dummy.
    I bought a sheet of tarpaulin to cover the area (which is padded with carpet).

    Getting a bit more focus on the training with this setup, drilling specific setup and then free roll to focus on keeping moving.

    Last week was intensity week, so near pushing where I could.

    Morning run
    In the morning run with the dog
    2.3 mile run 10'28" min/min AVG
    161bpm AVG HR.

    Evening bench
    20kg x10,
    75kg 2x10
    75kg x12
    Barbell curl 32.5kg 10, 12, 12

    Pushups 15, 20, 15, 15

    Bench (often doing 2x a week)
    82.5kg x10

    Kneeling ab wheel 5, 10, 10, 10
    Pushups 20, 20

    Deadlift (usual once a week, alternating with row and pullups)
    80kg x5
    120kg x5
    130kg x4,
    150kgx 2
    170kgx1 (90% of 1rm)

    Dumbbell curl 32.5kg 3x10
    Leg raises 2x10

    I had my HR chest strap for a session to check the intensity.

    1 hour 6min
    AVG HR 137 bpm
    Max HR 167 bpm

    Tuesday usually bench/chest work

    In the morning run with the dog
    2.3 mile run 11'26" min/min AVG
    153bpm AVG HR.

    The dog runs off lead when no one is on the field, this time with my old sports watch, I was interested to see how far she ran :D

    2.2 mile (not surprising, it was hot even for 7am)
    AVG pace 12min/mi, but often with bursts of 3'24" min/mi (not surprising, she normally laps me even at my day pace)

    In the evening;
    20kgx8, 60kgx8
    70kg 4x8

    Kneeling ab wheel 5, 10, 10

    Pushups 15, 15, 15.

    5 mins stretching.


    Most days I spend about 1 hour watching the instructional videos I have on my phone, and/or analysing fights, I've done this before lockdown, but trying to make conscious effort to have routine of it.
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  6. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    some as hoc stretching and watched a few martial arts instructionals and fights.

    1.1 mile walk with 15kg vest (25 min walk).




    3.5 mile run 36mins 10'27" AVG pace.
    161 AVG HR
    Felt good to get the 3 mile going again.
    Doggy probably did 4+ miles, but I didn't have the watch on her.
    Knee feels ok after problems in June.

    Weight still hanging around 14st 9lbs /93kg

    10 mins stretching.

    Sleeping ok most nights.

    more BJJ study in in the evening, focusing on escapes and defensive study this week.
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  7. Nachi

    Nachi Valued Member Supporter

    Good to see you logging again! The logs section feels a bit abandoned :)
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  8. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    yes, I feel better for putting something down now, but the last few months made me feel too frustrated to post anything, I guess others feel similar.

    Glad to see you're still keeping to logging going :)
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  9. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Sunday: rest

    Online BJJ with grappling dummy.
    1 hour, I had my chest strap on.

    727kcal 121 AVG HR.

    Working on side control escape from cross face.
    Hand/forearm into near side hip,
    Other hand under chin.
    Bridge and frame, hip escape and closest knee into hip.
    Hip and shoulder escape, other foot on hip and knee onto the shoulder.

    Following this, pressure down onto the back and foot across the face to omplata.
    Alternate escape was sit up escape.

    Following omplata, with upward pressure roll back to sit back mount then triangle.

    The last part was a "rolling" with the grapple dummy, just focused on keeping moving, and trying to keep my mind and body going.

    Stretch at the end.

    I feel like I've got a little something back, and I'm grateful for it.
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  10. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Bench press
    20kgx8, 60kgx5, 60kgx8, 70x5
    80kg 2x8, 80kg x10

    Kneeling ab wheel 3x10

    Pushups 3x10

    1.7 mile walk

    Chinups 5, 6, 10, 7, 5, 5
    Dumbbell curls 32.5kg 12, 12, 14

    5 minutes stretching.

    Early morning run
    2.2 mile 27min 12'35" min/min AVG
    151 AVG HR.
    This run was a real grind! Finishing early crossed my mind many times, but I stuck to the laps of the field I had planned.

    Evening walk 1 mile 27 mins.


    20kgx8, 60kgx5, 70kgx5, 80kgx5, 85kgx3
    87.5kg 8 (aimed for 9 but failed, which is why I always do it in the spot rack)

    Pushups 3x15

    The weekend I will be traveling a lot so no training planned.
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  11. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    I should keep on top of this.

    Well mostly I haven't because I have done no planned training.

    Holiday for a week, which involved plenty of walking, 3 miles+ a day usually about 4000kcal a day.
    Also drank and ate a lot, so weight is back over 15stone.
    The week after was my son's birthday, kids back to school so again, no training, but a fair amount of activity.
    Lots of food, cake, and more beer.
    I was more conservative about my portions and definitely drinking less, so weight came down to under 15 stone.

    This weekend decorating and moving furniture, my daughter's room is being redone, she's 12 and it was last done at 4.

    Plenty of activity and 2 flights is stairs with a lot of furniture was good leg workout.

    This week we have more furniture coming, so I'll be taking that up and constructing this week, so plenty of activity, nothing as fulfilling as a gym workout but still a good bit of activity.
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