BJJ Monday

Did a 7:30pm BJJ session last night, was really good. I’ll note that Ben Greenfield’s comments about training sooner than 3 hours before sleep messes with deep sleep. Can confirm, finished training after 9pm, under florescent lights (blue light). Feeling like I didn’t get good sleep, which I noticed during the night.. I’ll modify that in the future.. 6pm sessions from now on.

BJJ Notes:

Did a butterfly sweep from guard. So if I have butterfly guard, and the have double unders.. pretty specific, perhaps I could incite this by trying to get double unders on them. Anyway then flatten you out. You can kick your legs forward, and follow with your torso to bring you back up past vertical. Fall back at 45 degrees either side, and kick the opposite leg into their butt, to sweep to mount.

Standing double under-hook defence. When they go for double unders, from over/under, pressure both their arms by using straight arms facing down. With their arm that already has your back, guillotine it, by pulling the blade of your wrist into their upper arm, while extending that guillotine into their opposite armpit, you can push their other arm across your body, so both arms are trapped under that guillotine. Step your hips and chest up against their body.

Stack defence from closed guard.
Overhook one arm of theirs, other arm is a neck tie, cupping the back of their neck. Hold this tight against them. If they go to lift you (for a slam), Simply drop the leg on the overhook side and push back, defeating their attempt to lift you. If you drop the leg on the neck tie side, they can pass your guard. bad.

Last weeks side control transition to a sub (head and arm choke?).
In side control, underhook their far arm. Crawl this hand up, while doing the same with your close arm against their head, to compress their head and arm together to some extent, while also applying chest pressure. With the close arm, grab their far armpit, allowing your far arm to move their far arm so that your head is on the far side of their far arm. Now will need to transition to the other side. Can move up to knee ride. Last night Darren described windshield wiper motion to move from knee ride to the other side. Do this, and then sprawl. Bringing your bicep down on their neck is the sub, basically.

Joe Rogan Experience #1120 – Ben Greenfield

  • 35 Mins: Traumatic brain injury (Ketones, DHA, hyperbaric O2, stem cells, PEMF)
  • 40 Mins: Fasting for stem cell production (~16 hours is where it kicks in).
  • 44:50 Mins: Protein cycling (meatless Monday, fish/eggs only meats).  0.5g protein per pound of bodyweight. 1 pound =.45kg hence ~.25g protein per kilo. Mark Sisson talks very briefly about protein cycling here.
    From Marks book The Primal Blueprint:
    “As you learned already, you need an average of 0.7 to one gram of protein per pound (.33 to .5 grams per kilo) of lean body weight per day to repair, build, and/or maintain lean muscle mass effectively and to adequately support numerous other metabolic functions dependent upon dietary protein”
    Anyway.. less protein on those days.. note the importance of being attuned to the body most importantly. Could be a good day for legumes. toot toot.
  • 59 Mins: Cooking Steak perfectly.
  • 1:13 Mins: Shouldn’t take vitamin E/C post workout
  • 1:14 Mins: Cold immersion post workout to lower core temp for deep sleep. Don’t workout within 3 hrs before sleep. Importance of good sleep
  • ~1:20 fasted aerobic workout tips for fat metabolism.. + tips
  • ~somewhere: need to eat leafy greens with high fat meats
  • ~1:30 Morning keto, afternoon carbs post workout. Anti ageing effects of blueberry and cacao relating to NAD
  • 1:48 Coffee enemas

So much good stuff

BJJ Monday

Porah.

Darren came up to me after my second roll specifically and said great rolling, after I rolled with Chris.

pass Z guard.

grab 2 on 1 grip on their arm, grab their wrist and elbow.

Sprawl flattening their knee.

weight through their hip and shin prevents them from re-guarding.

if you’re low you’ll need to climb their body to pass their ankle

hooked ankle , foot to butt and fold your foot over theirs to allow the guard pass

BJJ Tuesday: Gi takedowns – pinch headlock.

Starting with a single neck tie and controlling the other elbow (right hand gripping the lower back of their head, left hand below their bicep, controlling their arm). Drilling them trying to move their right arm inside my left to control my inside elbow. Block that by pressuring my left hand against their belly. If they go outside… grab an underhook, under their right shoulder deep on their upper back. Very important to pressure down on them to avoid them stepping inside my foot and throwing me. Slowly circle back and towards the under-hook side to take them down. Plan B is to step inside their foot, and bump their leg back above the knee to help them fall.

If they aren’t allowing the under-hook; holding the neck tie and their arm, pressure forward. When they pressure back, pull their head down and under my armpit. grab an under-hook with my now free arm, circle back and take-down.

BJJ Thurs: Escape double neck tie

They have a standing double neck tie, the move is to use your shoulder to break one of their wrist holds.

You position your legs so that you can rotate your hips with force away from them, put your hand over their arm on their neck, the other hand in their stomach and kind punch the inside of your elbow up and rotate your shoulder into their arm, while forcefully rotating away. Your feet will be positioned so that you’re standing with hips aligned at the end of the move.

Stand-Up Thursday

First standup session in many moons. Did some basic drills, keeping hands up. Working on dodging or whatever the correct word is. Rotating the hips, moving the head to the outside of the strike, which evidently winds up the rear shoulder for a hook. When throwing the hook towards the head, keep the elbow up as a shield. This is fun to do shadow boxing 🙂

Magnificent Magnesium

Reading the Wilking protocol, magnesium is talked about as a first tier detox supplement. One of the pages linked is from the Weston A Price website so while it took my lazy ass a while, I got through reading it. They talk about how topical treatment of magnesium chloride has many benefits:

“There are many advantages to transdermal magnesium therapy, since the gastrointestinal tract is avoided altogether and there is no laxative effect. Next to intravenous magnesium administration, transdermal therapy provides a greater amount of magnesium to be absorbed than even the best tolerated oral supplements, and can restore intracellular concentrations in a matter of weeks rather than the months required for oral supplementation.”

I was going to order from iherb, but yesterday did a search of local chemist websites, and was really happy to find Bioglan Active Magnesium Cream, with 30% mag chloride. There were some other apparent mag oils I found, but they didn’t say anything about concentration.. I put some of this cream on various places around my body and was very impressed. I have a weak left wrist and in this area there was a burning sensation for around half an hour… literally giving my cells a missing ingredient, I guess this would have been mobilising calcium and helping a lot.. My wrist isn’t sore this morning 🙂

Also, not directly related, this morning I saw posted on the Wilking fb group a video about Willard Water, which is on iherb 🙂

BJJ Monday

Really cool stuff. Defending the standing guard pass. feet to butt is the basic principle for closed guard pressure. On their second step of their standing guard pass, pull them down.

Or, after their first step, put all your weight through their opposite hip to prevent the second step.
You can cup their elbow which will be posting on you, and sweep them by attempting you shift your hips 90 degrees, and swinging the far leg out, as in a pendulum sweep, you can sweep over to mount

Jack Kruse

A friend would constantly harp on about this guy Dr Jack Kruse, and a saw a Skype interview, was like meh and lost interest after maybe 5 minutes. Then I got his 2 part interview on the life stylist podcast (iTunes link for iphone) from mid 2017. Sold, so now sunlight is a crucial part of my routine. Basically sold on the science, I love it. Early morning sun and sunset, I try to be facing the sun

Darce from turtle/back control

If you are in turtle and they have an arm over your back in an underhook. You have hands across the chin to prevent chokes. You can lock their arm with your bicep and roll pulling them over your back. This will land in side control. Block their knees with your hands, back your butt into their shoulder, rolling them onto their side. Reach the arm closest them under their chin, and continue rotating your butt around so your around 90 degrees to them. grip the back of their head with your bottom arm. Bring other bicep to the hand on their head and grip the bicep. Squeeze the darce = win.

From the other position, controlling them in turtle, you can rest an arm over their neck, and bring the other arm under their chest to clasp in the gable grip, from here you can maneuver to the darce