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side control

Posted by Peter295 on October 29, 2013


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Tues, Wed, Thursday 8/13-15

Posted by Peter295 on August 15, 2013

Injury list for this week
2 pulled hamstrings
fractured thumb
separated shoulder on both sides – right worse then left
Shin – purple and black – from NAGA 2 weeks ago

BJJ 1.5 hours
MMA & sparring1 hour

BJJ 1.5 hours

Bench press
bx20, 95×10, 135×10, 185×10, 225×10, 275×4, add titan ram 275×5

135×6 x 3 sets

Heavy bag
2 rounds 3 minutes

My protien intake is about 150 per day and it should be between 300 and 575.

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Posted by Peter295 on July 31, 2013


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Posted by Peter295 on July 31, 2013


Toughness is defined as being strong and resilient, able to go through great strain without destruction. Mental toughness is being able to perform at one’s highest potential. When a person feels strong and ready to fight, being alert, responsive and instinctive. Self-confidence is the key to success, who can believe in you more than yourself? If you can’t trust yourself then how can you trust your instinct? YOU CAN’T. You have to trust what you’re doing when you’re in a match. If you debate yourself when you are wrestling, and have to think about every move you make you will lose. Instinct wins matches. When you know the moves you want to get, have to get, and you know how you’re going to set them up, thats when you know no one can stop you. If you trust your instinct, you can act and react with everything another wrestler throws at you.

What stops you from performing your best? Emotions, plain and simple. Emotions such as fear, intimidation, anger, and fatigue. Anything that happens to you in a day creates emotions that can keep you from doing your best, but you can combat all of these emotions in one step. If you’re in wrestling or any other sport, you know what it feels like when the crowd is roaring. You know what the winning touchdown, or the winning goal feels like, or even the fastest time feels like. But most importantly you know how good it feels when the referee blows the whistle and slaps the mat, when you’ve just pinned you’re opponent, and the ref takes your hand and thrusts it in the air in front of the whole gym. This is what you need to picture when emotions get the best of you. This is how you battle your own thoughts. This technique is called imagery.

Imagery is when you see yourself in a desired performance, the best you’ve ever dreamt about doing. You have to create imagery in your mind long before you step onto the mat. The night before a big match you should be already thinking about what will happen the next day. Imagery usually works best when you are in a relaxed state of mind a great time to do this is after a workout or before bed. Music helps some people too, throw on a song that you really like. It doesn’t necessarily have to “pump you up” or get you’re adrenaline going. Picture yourself shaking hands with the opponent, squeezing his hand harder than he squeezes yours, picture the ref blowing the whistle, in slow motion you’re going through you’re favorite move, perfectly. You’re executing every move you do with speed and efficiency. You blocked his move and countered perfectly taking him down. You do your favorite pinning combination and turn him over. The ref slams the mat and raises your arms for the whole crowd to see. Think about what you’re going to do in the big match over and over again, until you fall asleep. I, for example, play my favorite Metallica CD and lay in bed visualizing myself setting up my shot, grabbing his head, then as he picks his head back up, I’m shooting in on him, taking a double leg and taking him to the mat. I slam a cross face in when hes on his stomach, and post my hand so he can’t move his rear leg, I see myself wrenching his head to his knee and locking in the cradle, my all time favorite move. I turn him to his back and hold him there, I force his shoulders onto the mat and for three seconds give everything I have. I picture the ref. slamming the mat and standing up, with my wrist in his hand. I picture the crowd roaring and I visualize everything over and over again. Imagery is the best way to prepare for a match, Imagery will make you unshakeable when it comes to match time. You will feel strong, ready, alert and tough, mentally tough.
Other than imagery and self-confidence, there are some other things you can do to improve your mindset and the mindset of you’re opponent.

– The handshake, when you grasp his hand harder than he grabs yours you feel superior and he feels inferior, you may not notice it but it affects you.
– Don’t beat yourself up to psyche yourself up, focus on you’re goal, and visualize winning.

– Run to the middle of the mat every time you start a match, go out of bounds, or any other time the wrestling stops. It makes you feel like you’re beating him and shows him that you aren’t wearing down.
– Push him off the mat. When you can, if you’re locked up in a hold near the edge of the mat push him out. Not only does this prevent a stalemate, but also it shows him that you can push him around, and makes you feel like you’re winning.

– Stay off drugs or alcohol and other dangerous substances that could eventually end your career. These things only get in your way. They don’t do anything to you besides lose a few of your brain cells.


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Killer Instinct

Posted by Peter295 on January 31, 2013

Killer Instinct
1 – No compassion – showing compassion for your opponent in a fight is having a lack of concern for yourself. Ignore the basic instict of compassion and empathy for your opponent.
2 – be merciless – it’s you or me – mercy doesn’t exist in battle
3 – remain patient -a bull in a china shop is easy pickings – mimic a wild cat hunting prey-  stalk carefuly

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03 Jan 13 hotel workout

Posted by Peter295 on January 3, 2013

03 Jan 13 hotel workout

2 miles various intervals

circuit 1

db bench, db squats and lying leg ext

circuit 2

db hang cleans, db curls and tri ex

circuit 3

db side bends, db back ext, crunches


3 2 min rounds of shadow boxing.

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12/13/12 hotel workout

Posted by Peter295 on December 14, 2012

12/13/12 hotel

universal bench press 5 sets x 10 reps, flyes, curls, pulldowns

3 – 2 min Bas boxing

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armbar from guard

Posted by Peter295 on October 9, 2012

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Posted by Peter295 on May 15, 2012

5/8  – bjj

5/9 – bjj

5/11 – muay thai – 2 hours

5/11 – sparring – boxing

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5/2 – 5/3 hotel workout

Posted by Peter295 on May 15, 2012

3 five min rounds – Bas Rutten style 

BJJ solo drills



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