I love hearing these popular comments on a regular basis:
Its different for you because you work at a gym so you get to train all the time.
Its different for you because you don’t have kids.
Its different for you because *insert any assumption you like here*.
So for 6 weeks now I’ve been working my full time 9 to 5 job, covering for a staff member that left that was also full time, re-writing our entire front of house procedure, recruiting new staff & training said new staff. All while trying to find energy and much harder still, time to train & prepare for competition.
But its different for me…
So yeah, last week I had a whopping FOUR opportunities to train for 60mins a pop to cover all my competition preparation, both lifting and grappling. In the end I also managed to drag myself to competition class for grappling on Saturday for 2 hours.
Man. Talk about fatigue.
Since we last spoke, I’ve worked the hours of 2 full time staff, ran 3 grappling competitions (in my spare? time) and tried my best to continue to train at a standard that is required for competition.
Here’s what I did on one of the days as an example of short and painfully draining work.
When time is limited, things get fast and hard.
Kettle Bell swings:
15 x 24kg every minute on the minute for 10mins.
Then 5 rounds of:
64kg farmers walk – 50meters
16kg Turkish get up – 1 each side
Then 3x10min rounds with my coach grappling, only seeking the new guard I’ve been playing with.
The above made me feel super nauseous and emotional for the rest of the day.
Not enough water throughout the workout & I didn’t eat soon enough after the session.
I prefer lifting a shit load of weight over a long time rather than smaller weights fast.
Have food immediately even when feeling nauseous. It will help with recovery.
Can’t wait to get back into my usual routine.
Excited to try new guard work for the upcoming competition but would love to have more time on the mats to work on it.