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12 months post op- one year on

12 months post op- one year on

Set- backs: Knee still feels stiff first thing in the morning Makes squelchy noises when I try to walk on my knees before it’s warmed up. It’s foul. Previous monthss goals analysis: Continue building strength– record and monitor improvements Green= achieved    Orange= Meh, kinda […]

Post op 10 months (almost)

Post op 10 months (almost)

Achievements:  Training with a knee brace Rolling at 80% Stronger leg strength- able to balance and attempt passing standing with more force Set- backs: Knee still feels stiff first thing (and prior to warming up) Makes squelchy noises when I try to walk on my […]

Polaris summary

Polaris summary

Oh my Goddd. Polaris was, phenomenal. I’m not going to say too much, as I’ve written an article on Polaris for the upcoming Jiu Jitsu Style magazine. So here’s my super-brief-pictoral-summary-of-all-happenings-from-Polaris:              

Post op- 8 months

Post op- 8 months

Achievements:  Lightly drilling stand up- throws and wrestling Kneeling fine with knee brace on Playing guard feels fine Set- backs: Knee still requires warming up before sitting deep on heels Previous weeks goals analysis: Continue building strength- record and monitor improvements Green= achieved    Orange= […]

Post op- Week 21 & 22

Post op- Week 21 & 22

Achievements:  Rolling at Jiu Jitsu regularly Kneeling improvements (knee pads at training) Set- backs: Slight tweak when rolling the other day. No pain, but very aware that I based too much on it Aching from lunges increasing general knee-ache Week 21/22 goals analysis: ACTUALLY start […]

Jiu Jitsu feature- intro: part 1

Jiu Jitsu feature- intro: part 1

One of my goals I set myself was to make a mini BJJ movie featuring the guys I train with at Fightworx Academy in Torquay. I’ve finally finished collating and editing the footage which has left me with a 5:30 min long feature entitled: intro […]

Post op- Week 7 & 8 summary

Post op- Week 7 & 8 summary

Achievements: Almost total lack of pain/ache Walking with no limp and at a faster, less hesitant pace Proper workouts- 30mins on bike, then kettlebell circuits Catching/clicking when walking up stairs reduced. Set- backs: Scar tissue catching on front of knee causes pain and temporary loss […]

Post op- Week 5 summary

Post op- Week 5 summary

Achievements: Walking without brace Maintaining control of swelling  Consistently with new exercises Got back to driving Can walk up and down stairs without looking special Set- backs: Very stiff without morning bike session to loosen knee Knee hangs take a while to sink into. And […]

Post op- Week 4 summary

Post op- Week 4 summary

Achievements: Consistent workouts Massive limp is now a small limp Impressed the physio with progress Set- backs: Diet has slipped a little More movement= more walking= increased swelling Ache and painful reoccurring twinge in left quad Not been consistent with knee hang exercises, so full […]

INTERVIEW- with Ruben Alvarez- Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu Black Belt

INTERVIEW- with Ruben Alvarez- Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu Black Belt

  Hi Ruben, introduce yourself: name, age, team, time training: Ruben Alvarez JR, 23,Fightsports, training Jiu Jitsu for 8 years. What is your biggest achievement to date? This year was winning the Mmac light weight absolute  I know you’re close friends, and coach alongside Vagner […]