I'll start off with a little background on how I got into grappling/MMA/powerlifting; about a year ago I decided I had to do something about the shape I was getting in. At that time I was at about 79kg, with my fat percentage through the roof. Being 26, I was supposed to be in my physical prime but instead I was starting to struggle getting up the stairs, so I decided to join the local fitness gym. After training for a about a month or 2, I started to read up on some things (like training routines) and came across this site. I then started learning about the right food, macros and effective training. Because the gym I joined didn't have a squat rack, I decided to buy a couple of things and start a homegym.
I got introduced to MMA by a friend of mine, who said that I should have a look at TUF (yep, I'm a TUFer). It got my interest peaked and I started watching UFC events as well. As I learned more about the sport and all it's different aspects, I took more interest in the grappling aspect. Browsing on the internet I found a local gym, where I started training. I then got introduced to Pride, Strikeforce, Dream, Bellator, ... Nowadays I watch most of the events.
Over time, my focus shifted from bodybuilding to grappling, supported by powerlifting. This is what I'm doing right now and what this log will be about. My schedule looks like this:
Monday: MMA/grappling. This a more MMA based grappling, mostly Sambo based.
Tuesday: Powerlifting; a modified Rippetoe, consisting of 3x5 squats, bench, one armed rows, seated shoulder press and core work.
Wednesday: grappling. This is a pure no-gi grappling course. I'm looking to add Judo on this. There is a school very close to where I live, which I'll probably pay a visit.
Thursday: Powerlifting; 3x5 Squats, Incline DB bench press, deadlift, standing shoulder press and core work.
Friday: Sparring. Usually I find out whether anyone is up for some rolling beforehand.
Obviously I'm going to write about the trainings, but I'll also try to write about how I'm feeling, the side events, how I'm performing, whether I feel I'm making progress etc. In the future I'd like to go to Vegas and train at Drysdale's gym for a couple of months, but right now that's nothing more than a dream..
Thread: PEX's grappling log