Neil McCauley -
The Pendulum -
The Pendulum -
Been subbed to this thread for a while, tried to use it to keep me accountable, but it didn't really work lol. In the last few months I really quit back on booze and cigs, been avoiding as much hardcore processed food as I can, and have been feeling really good. I've been going to BJJ intermittently through this time and going down Wednesday night was the reason I've decided to post this.
Not sure how much I weighed in the left pic, it's just when I took the picture to hold me accountable at the start of the year. I weighed 77kg last I checked, might need to start eating a bit more and doing some cardio to get rid of the last of my fat though. Been a good journey so far.
These are the two first pics I posted in the thread. Almost feel like I haven't really changed from the second weirdly.
lifting weights will build you the physique you want. go to the gym and start doing overhead press, rows, squats, deadlift, chin ups, pullups, dips, pushup, handstand pushups, cleans, clean and jerk, snatch.
these are all functional strength movements and they will all help your BJJ and help you armor your body for training. do not lift with your ego. lift with perfect form and do a full body stretching routine after to maintain and approve upon your flexibility. cardio 3 times a week and preferably split apart from your weight training. like in the morning fasted but lift at night. your diet is going to have to be on point. probably force feeding yourself when not even hungry. you're gonna need to prioritize sleep. it's not easy. it's a 24 hour a day job. if you really want it you can have it. it's not gonna come to you by being lazy.
Cheers for the advice, that's mostly what I've been trying to do, it feels like I'm force feeding myself already. I've been at the gym 3x a week for the last month, and I haven't been doing free weights aside from squats, just want to build some semblance of strength first, then move to free weights, then maybe look into olympic lifts, given I've never done them before.
I tend to stretch before, during and after every machine I use, then jump on a rowing machine for 7 to 10 minutes as a cool down, I plan to make cardio a more regular thing when I'm looking at going back to BJJ, planning for that in the early new year.
Lots of sleep is going to suck. I barely get enough as is.