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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- Weeks 23-27

Post op- Weeks 23-27

You can tell I’m back at work. I’ve not blogged in 5 weeks, and I’ve not even realised I’ve not blogged. Ha. This’ll be interesting.. Achievements:  Further kneeling improvement (through stretching) Carrying out some light stand up drills at training (not completing any throws) Set- […]

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 11 & 12 summary

Post op- Week 11 & 12 summary

Achievements:  Continued reduction in stiffness A more equal weight distribution when squatting Set- backs: Noticeable twinge when turning on stairs (pivoting) Still can’t kneel.. Week 9/10 goals analysis: Start to do some more dynamic movements! Incorporate lunges into workouts Go for a paddleboard to help […]

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 […]

Post op- Week 3 summary

Post op- Week 3 summary

Week 3 Achievements: 130 degree flexion Short walk into town (woohoo!) Maintained a healthy diet. Feeling goooood Off painkillers Set-backs: Increased amount of aching and stiffness when waking Increased swelling after days of increased movement Week 3 goals analysis: Use bike regularly Maintain consistency with […]

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 […]

Post op- Day 3

Post op- Day 3

Day 3-    Pretty impressed that this gammy leg hasn’t interrupted my sleeping. I’ve been taking some co-codamol before bed, and not had to take anything else until late morning so far. Today I’ve had some Ibuprofen at 11am, and that’s it (it’s…. just gone […]