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  • Originally posted by Misabi View Post
    Bjj was on Tuesday night, it's Thursday morning now and the pain in the lower back is coming back a little. Will try the pressure release techniques the kb instructor showed me again today and see if that helps again.

    Not sure if it's as a result of the bjj or if I've been over doing it with my mobility work this week. I've been stretching and working on my prying goblet squats for hip mobility during my lunch hours.

    Do you mean not moving up until you can do 100 swings straight, rather than in 10 sets of 10? If so, I wouldn't worry about that. As soon as you are comfortable that you can do the 10 x 10 in under 5 mins on any given day start working in a set using the 24kg.

    Don't forget, Pavel actually recommends 24kg as the starting weight for an averagely strong man, starting with 2 handed swings then working in the 1 handed after getting really comfortable with the 2.

    If your already doing 1 handed with the 20kg, maybe up the weight but drop back to 2 handed, you'll soon jump back up to 1 handed
    It was the 10 sets of 10 without stopping, but you're right, I can do it in well under 5 mins, and I'd like to think I'm a bit above average strength wise, me back argues that at times, but sod it, so 24's it is, starting with doubles....

    Hope the pressure release stuff works for your back, you don't want to be out of action again so soon!

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    • Thanks DD, it's helping a bit.


      It's been a while since I've put up any food porn, so here's leftover goat chilli in golden kumara.


      Scooped all of the goat pieces out and put a kilo of beef mince in the leftover chilli sauce to cook off for tomorrow.
      Last edited by Misabi; 04-04-2014, 12:44 AM.
      If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

      Originally posted by tfarny
      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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      • Man... that looks good! Go figure that I'd come out of lurker mode for food porn!

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        • Originally posted by ssn679doc View Post
          Man... that looks good! Go figure that I'd come out of lurker mode for food porn!
          It do look a bit tidy, got a bit of a salivation on meself....

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          • I’ve just started back with S&S over the past few weeks.

            I first started at home with my 16kg on both swings (1h) and GUs as I found the 24kg too heavy, I had previously been happily working 24kg on both movemnts before my back injury.

            Some kind KB fairy left some KBs in the “cardio” room at my work, though the heaviest is a 16kg. As part of my recovery I’d gotten into the habit of taking a break from the desk to do some stretching, mobility and other exercises prescribed by my physio, so as I felt stronger I started back with the 16. The following weekend I was able to do a couple of 1h swings with my 24 at home. 3 weeks later (after just using the 16 3 to 5 days per week) I was able to knock out all 100 1h swings with the 24 as well as the 1st 3 sets of GUs yesterday and my back is feeling solid!
            If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

            Originally posted by tfarny
            If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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            • I feel for you having been there, back strife sucks big time, it's amazing how quickly you lose what you had, but it looks like you're getting it back (no pun intended), pretty sharpish.
              Still doing S&S a couple of times a week aroung me other stuff with the 24kg, I reckon the jump to 32kg is going to be much tough!

              And KB fairy dropping in is a right come in handy....

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              • Thanks DD, I just need to be careful not to push it. Had a reminder last night, working with the 24 again and something didn't feel quite right on the 6th and 7th sets but I carried on and then had a sharp stabbing in lower back part way into the 8th so dropped back to 2 handed swings to finish up (which felt fine). Feeling ok this morning, so just something to keep an eye on.

                Physio again tomorrow.

                I had a a session with a different physio a few weeks ago at a bjj tournament (they were doing free sessions) and they were pretty stunned I had recovered as much as i have quickly as I have.

                I put it down to a good low inflammatory diet, the foundation training exercises designed by Dr. Goodman (search youtube, these are great as a prehab and rehab) and a good physio.
                If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                Originally posted by tfarny
                If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                • It was nice of the fairy to leave some KBs, just a shame most them are the small plastic variety. The only proper one is the 16 but it'll do for now. Will probably carry on using that for a while but doing the swings real hardstyle :-)

                  And yep, the jump up to 32 is going to be a bitch!
                  If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                  Originally posted by tfarny
                  If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                  • Have just been practising with the 16kg kb at work for the past 6 weeks or so, 2 to 4 times a week due to work being hectic.

                    As I only got one session in last week and managed to get home early on Friday, I pulled the 24kg out and had a go. I could only manage a few 1 honed swings but the get ups felt good. Strangely better work my left than right arm.

                    Hit the 24kg again today, after a full day of bjj yesterday and the back still felt solid. Looks like I've finally turned the corner!

                    Will carry on with the 24kg now and start working the 1 handed swings back in.

                    Building my strength back up would really help with a couple of comps I've got coming up.
                    Last edited by Misabi; 07-28-2014, 10:15 PM.
                    If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                    Originally posted by tfarny
                    If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                    • Have had a very busy time recently. Changed jobs, training for a jiu jitsu grading and 2 competitions.

                      Bad news:
                      Got injured the week before the 1st comp so had to pull out

                      Put an inch on my waist in the past month, probably due to a combination of the stress of leaving old job & starting new, no longer walking 40 plus flights of stairs a day due to the new job being in a low building and not training (either bjj or kettlebells) as frequently as I should be.


                      Good news:
                      New job is better and now I'm over the "new kid" stress, much less stressful than my previous.

                      I'm now 2nd stripe white belt after 9 months training bjj, though I was of the mat for 2 or 3 months due to injury.

                      Looking forward to travelling to Oz shortly for my (now) 1st competition. There's a saying in bjj that goes "you win or you learn". Either way, it's goingtoo bea goodexperience.

                      As I haven't competed in anything for decades, the adrenalin dump and the resulting physiological effects is going to be an out of the ordinary experience which will make it totally different to rolling in training.
                      If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                      Originally posted by tfarny
                      If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                      • Originally posted by Misabi View Post
                        Have had a very busy time recently. Changed jobs, training for a jiu jitsu grading and 2 competitions.

                        Bad news:
                        Got injured the week before the 1st comp so had to pull out

                        Put an inch on my waist in the past month, probably due to a combination of the stress of leaving old job & starting new, no longer walking 40 plus flights of stairs a day due to the new job being in a low building and not training (either bjj or kettlebells) as frequently as I should be.


                        Good news:
                        New job is better and now I'm over the "new kid" stress, much less stressful than my previous.

                        I'm now 2nd stripe white belt after 9 months training bjj, though I was of the mat for 2 or 3 months due to injury.

                        Looking forward to travelling to Oz shortly for my (now) 1st competition. There's a saying in bjj that goes "you win or you learn". Either way, it's goingtoo bea goodexperience.

                        As I haven't competed in anything for decades, the adrenalin dump and the resulting physiological effects is going to be an out of the ordinary experience which will make it totally different to rolling in training.
                        Congrats on the new job, and the competition!

                        The fitness center that I deliver eggs to every week will be starting a Krav Maga class.... if they do one on the weekends, I may have to take a look at that...

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                        • Thanks doc :-)

                          I think any martial art gives the benefit of learning / better understanding how your body moves, spacial awareness, self discipline etc., as well as the tribal aspect. The level of trust and comradeship you can't help but build when your being so physically intimate is hard to appreciate if you've never practised anything similar.

                          And if helps with your fitness then that's an added bonus :-)
                          If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                          Originally posted by tfarny
                          If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                          • It's comp cherry popping time tomorrow and should be feeling nervous, but after the last couple of weeks I've resigned myself to the this just being a learning experience.

                            After recovering from the last injury I posted about, we were doing comp prep rolling/sparring (think going full bore 100%) and I managed to completely agree my neck/trap (left side this time)

                            I couldn't turn my neck more than a few degrees in any direction this time last week. After a week of intense physio I've physio range of movement is pretty much back to normal, though still feeling a little tight and achy at points. Did some light rolling last night and it felt ok, but also like it wouldn't take much to fuck it up again. I have a feeling that win or lose I may only get the one match.

                            Planning on just settling mask and enjoying the experience while trying to protect my neck from further injury. Unfortunately this is going to change my game plan from normal.

                            Oh well, you win or you learn. I'm just hoping I can still roll come Tuesday
                            If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                            Originally posted by tfarny
                            If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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                            • Originally posted by Misabi View Post
                              It's comp cherry popping time tomorrow and should be feeling nervous, but after the last couple of weeks I've resigned myself to the this just being a learning experience.

                              After recovering from the last injury I posted about, we were doing comp prep rolling/sparring (think going full bore 100%) and I managed to completely agree my neck/trap (left side this time)

                              I couldn't turn my neck more than a few degrees in any direction this time last week. After a week of intense physio I've physio range of movement is pretty much back to normal, though still feeling a little tight and achy at points. Did some light rolling last night and it felt ok, but also like it wouldn't take much to fuck it up again. I have a feeling that win or lose I may only get the one match.

                              Planning on just settling mask and enjoying the experience while trying to protect my neck from further injury. Unfortunately this is going to change my game plan from normal.

                              Oh well, you win or you learn. I'm just hoping I can still roll come Tuesday
                              good luck with the comp.... I'm sure you will do well.... and life is a learning experience... If you aren't learning, lay down, your already dead.....

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                              • You're not wrong doc

                                So I let my coach talk me into entering the adult 18+ bracket for both belt/weight division and the belt/open weight, instead of my actual age bracket (30 - 39), to give me a real test

                                Lost the 1st match on my division, to the guy that ended up getting bronze. I hadn't been nervous at all in the lead up, but once we're standing in the middle of the mat and I had to tie the coloured belt (for the the to differentiate between us for scoring) around my waist, i noticed my were shaking hands and the adrenalin dump hit.

                                I lost on points, prevented him from getting a couple of knee rides and managed to reguard after he passed my guard a couple of times. Almost got a cross lapel choke right at the end but couldn't get it on before the buzzer.
                                He was also a higher rank and a little heavier, so I'm ok with that.
                                If you're interested in my (very) occasional updates on how I'm working out and what I'm eating click here.

                                Originally posted by tfarny
                                If you are new to the PB - please ignore ALL of this stuff, until you've read the book, or at least http://www.marksdailyapple.com/primal-blueprint-101/

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