Thursday, October 13, 2011

Training Day: Thursday

Managed to get to class very much on the early side and took advantage of the extra time to work on some conditioning. I managed to get in a three round matwork (TM), as well as some more specific drilling based on takedowns, taking the inside step first to escape side control, and a couple of other things.

It's a nice model of how I'd like to train going forward. Rather than being too tired when the class actually started, I found that I was a little tired, but mostly feeling fully warmed up and loose. I also found that it was much easier to dial in and focus technically.

Drilling, drilling, drilling was the name of the game tonight. Prof Carlos had us working double and single legs, both set-ups and full takedowns. Spider guard triangles and the triangle conversion to armbar. Alternating armbars from the mount. Ezekiels from the mount. Cross chokes (double palms up) from the mount. Steparound toreano guard pass (the Slap Pass). The Scoop Pass. Push/Pull to Mount Pass. It was old school style, competition prep training, that I love doing because it really forces you past the point of thinking and cognating and into the world of pure motion. Very fun way to train late in the week.

157.0 on the scale post-train. Looking forward to getting in at least a little mat time on Friday, and then turning it up on the weekend.