Wednesday April 16, 2014
10:00hrs Goodlife fitness center for strength (Wolverine) workout. All chest, back and shoulders. I left the facility with that pumped feeling. You know when your hands won’t quite open all the way because your forearms are so jacked? That was my whole body.
17:00hrs Grizzly Gym for my beloved Muay Thai. It had been at least 6 months since I last put the gloves on and probably about 3 months before that. It was a hard workout as there are several members with potential upcoming fights. My knees were throbbing within 15 minutes of the class.
19:00hrs Grizzly Gym for BJJ. We worked on several lock flows and the basics. As I write this, 3 of out white belts are competing in their first big tournament; Grappling Industries in Montreal today. For rolling I went with each of them. I told them I wanted them to relax and really focus on their technique. If I saw and obvious submission or pass or sweep, of course I would take it. Other than that I went 50-60%. Oh ya, they could only do a submission once. I made them look for stuff that they normally don’t.
Thursday April 17, 2014
08:00hrs Get out of bed. Can barely move… Body screaming at me… I hate getting old.
Saturday April 19, 2014
Still feel it. Lol. Happy Easter weekend. I’m working the whole time. Ughhh. I’ll be back on the mats Tuesday. 🙂
3 thoughts on “Extended Recovery Time”
I think one of my students who is in his 40s said it right and you tell me if this resonates with you.
“Getting old would be ok if your mind got old too. But it doesn’t. Even as you get older you still have the drive to do things like you did when you were 25. Your body just can’t keep up.”
100% agree. I still feel like I want to have a Muay Thai fight. I still feel like I want to roll for hours on end. I still want to do laps of Corbet’s Couloir ( http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corbet's_Couloir ).
I can certainly understand that! Agreed!!