Monthly Archives: December 2010

Yesterday’s Workout, 12.28.10

Lead a small group training session. Started with 12-min of yoga. Followed with a 15/15 workout, alternating between Hindu push-ups and squats, for 10-min. Rested a bit, then another 15/15 session, this time kettlebell Clean & Presses, again for 10-min. Finished with a 30/30 session of kettlebell swings, alternating between 1-arm and 2-arm swings, for 10-min. I used a 35# KB for all exercises.

 

Yesterday’s Workout, 12.26.10

Met up with my friend Travis for training yesterday. Warmed-up by swinging the Kali sticks freestyle before moving on to some double-stick forms aka Sinawali. Followed with a 15/15 workout, alternating between Hindu push-ups and squats, for 10-min. Rested a bit, then another 15/15 session, this time kettlebell Clean & Presses, again for 10-min. I used a 44# KB, Travis used the 35#. Finished with a 30/30 session of kettlebell swings for 10-min. We switched KBs, so now I was using the 35# and Travis was using the 44#. Both of us alternated between 1-arm and 2-arm swings. Cooled down with 12-min of yoga before heading off to Kahala Mall for smoothies.

Today’s Workout, 12.24.10

Started with 12-min of yoga. Followed up by 5 sets of 10 Hindu push-ups and 20 Hindu squats. Then grabbed my 44# kettlebell and headed outside for some 2-handed swings, 30/30, for 8-min.

Yesterday’s Workout, 12.22.10

Trained with my friend Travis on Wednesday. Started out with 12-min of yoga, followed by Long cycle kettlebell Clean & Jerks for 10-min, switching hands every 5 reps. I used a 35# KB. Then we goofed around on the Jungle Gym, doing chins, body rows, and dips for a few minutes. Wrapped up with swings, 30/30 for 10-min. Usually I stick to 2-handed swings, but this time I mixed things up, alternating between 1- and 2-handed swings every so often.

Today’s Workout, 12.20.10

Thanks to rains of near-Biblical proportions, training outside was not an option today, so I stayed indoors and worked on bodyweight stuff. Twelve minutes of yoga. Tri-set of 3 neutral grip chins, 10 Hindu push-ups, and 20 Hindu squats; 10 sets, with about a 1-min break between sets. Finished with side planks and other core work.

Earning a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt

In March 2009, my training partner Jerry Chang and I earned Blue Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from our instructor, Burton Richardson. And I’m not exaggerating when I say “earned.” We prepared for several months by drilling, rolling, and going over techniques. The test itself consisted of several hard rounds of groundfighting. Jerry and I were very proud to have passed and to receive our Blue Belts from Burton. I was particularly happy, as when I first started training back in 2002, I really wasn’t very comfortable on the ground. It took me around two years to feel even semi-competent grappling. But eventually things started to come together, and, with lots of hard work and dedication, my ground game began to improve. I look forward to my future Jiu-Jitsu training, and to constantly improving.

(Pictured: Jerry Chang, Burton Richardson, and Yours Truly)

Today’s Workout: 12.15.10

Started off with 12-min of yoga and 5 sets of Hindu push-ups and squats. Then headed outside with my 44# kettlebell. Long cycle KB Clean & Jerks for 3-min, switching hands every 5 reps. Two sets of 5 military presses. Swings, 30/30 for 8-min. Ended with planks and core work.