A mid week update

Nutrition and Training

I’ll be interested to see where I end up come next Monday after a week of solid training and dieting. I was 114.5kg on Monday the 28th and this morning I was 108.8kg…I’ve recorded all my training and activity as best I can to estimate my expenditure as best as possible. I have recorded every morsel that I’ve consumed…I’ve be so accurate with it that I’ve even measured every ml of milk that has gone into my coffee. Now a lot of the ‘weight’ is glycogen and associated water….as many of you that have been around when I’ve cut weight for a fight know when I glycogen deplete I can cut a significant amount of weight but I am sure that I’ve lost a significant amount of fat…just how much….well we will find out on Monday morning as I am going to refeed on Sunday night.


Getting fit to fight

Some really brief background…I’ve been all over the country for the past while….and have had no permanent base. My work has meant that I’ve had to train where I could when I could and however I could. So that’s it for my excuses.

I am now based in Melbourne and my work is more manageable/predictable¬†and I’ve a great gym to train out of and a selection of fantastic coaches to guide me with what I wish to do sports wise but first things first. I’ve sorted out a dietary plan for myself and have a structured training timetable. What I am going to do is to just record my diet and training for this week and then I will post the details next week. I am using fitday to record my dietary intake so I will be able to give you a full breakdown with the macros and I’ve weighed in and had all my measurements taken so I can assess how I am progressing….what more could you possibly want?

So the Plan

It is essentially one big plan…clean up my diet, get back into a structured training program with a view to getting my weight back down to 98-99kg then once there increase my health, fitness, strength, conditioning and performance as much as is possible.

I want to get back competing in BJJ regularly and at the highest level and to do as good a job at it as I possibly can. Once I am fit and healthy I would also like to be able to look at taking a fight just for the fun.

So this time next week…I will give you a full breakdown of the training week and then discuss the tweaks and modifications for the following week.


Lyle McDonald – Everything I know about nutrition…

…I stole from Lyle. I’ve said that before and people think I am joking…it’s true. I can name dozens of coaches that have had a massive influence on my coaching and my training…I can only name one person in the field of nutrition that has influenced me and that’s Ronald McDonald….I mean Lyle McDonald.

Well he’s just made all his books available as ebooks. I own all his books and have at various times bought his books for others and this morning I bought The Protein Book and The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook because I am going to use The Rapid Fat Loss Handbook as my template for the next 12 weeks to cut 12 kilograms of fat and get my bodyfat down to 12%…I’ll ‘blog’ the details. The Protein Book I bought just because I think it is the best book I’ve ever read and owned with regards general nutrition…it is far more than just a book about protein and if you are serious athlete you should own it.

So…you can do yourself a favour and click this link¬†or any of the million other places I’ve hyperlinked it and go and buy what you need. If you have any questions about them or which book would be best for you just ask away and I will be happy to answer them.

Valor 3

I neglected to post these up previously.

This is Connor’s fight. The surface gave me nightmares….it was just like the Cage Contender surface I fought and lost on.

This is Rob’s fight.

I think I actually get more satisfaction from seeing my training partners do well than I do from doing well and winning myself.