Monday, January 31, 2011

Victory is always possible

...for the person who refuses to stop fighting.
~Napoleon Hill

About 1/3rd of the way through my goal. Not bad so far. I just completed 31 burpees on my way 100. My innards are spinning and I feel lightheaded. I'm sure both will subside once I eat breakfast and get ready for my west coast trip at a posh resort, courtesy of my awesome employer!

Below is my chart for the 31 burpees....Weird shape huh?

As the burpee count has increased, I've moderated my pace a bit to survive. Probably not really ideal. I'll try to push the pace and not worry about blowouts along the way --- forcing me to take a breather. No big deal, there is no ego in improvement. One of my first posts was about exercise survival. I believe during the fight one must maintain endurance, posture, damage avoidance...saving up for the kill at the end. Exercise on the other hand is the exact opposite. Wreck yourself, beat yourself up, fail, fail, fail, epic fail, then get back up and treat yourself to some more torture.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pain of mind... worse than pain of body."
~Publilius Syrus

Skipped yesterday's burpees and made up for it today....that means 51. But I think I actually did 56, because I confused 25+26 =51. Since today was the 26th...I thought the total was 56! Oh well, I'm not a math major..

Here's a gnarly chart of my cardiac explosion...Felt like my lungs and legs were going to detonate.

It think it is fairly self-explanatory. Lots of work over time, equals shit tons of heartrate! Amazingly, in three minutes of workout, I was able to nearly hit my interval max...which is around 175-180ish range. That's pretty nifty!

Time to go eat something, my legs still hurt...

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The future...

...depends on what we do in the present.

I'm still huffing O2 from the 20 burpees I just ripped a whopping 1 minute 2 seconds!
So far I'm twenty days into this 100 day project; I'm 20% done!

When I first saw this burpee idea, I immediately stupid! Then I thought, why not? It's something to do, a goal of sorts. It probably couldn't hurt, much.

So far it's been good, I make my Monday night BJJ class do that day's burpees with me. Perfect. I can't wait to have class when I'm at 98. hahahaha

Being at 20, I believe this may be a threshold. I'm starting to breathe heavy. I can feel the weight of the pushups and jumps getting more and more difficult.

So here's a basic illustration of this concept:

Burpee #1: I'm doing GREAT! The world is full of joy and wonder. Life is awesome and I'm exercising! I'll be shredded and badass in no time!

Burpee #12: Some of my liver has now liquefied for muscle fuel. My gall bladder is pissed off and squirted bile directly into my aorta - it's not a pleasant feeling. The internal bleeding is probably not fatal.

Burpee #19: Complete mental failure due to Primary Motor Cortex mutiny. I cannot seem to remember my name, the date or blood type. In the illustration below, those are not tears. That is spinal fluid leaking out my eyes. The internal bleeding, skipped the hematoma stage and launched directly to a full-on firehose of hemoglobin squirts...out my ass.

Final illustration Pain(Yes, I intended that pun): Cellular collapse is complete and I'm pretty much a human meat-bag of chunky salsa. My ears are ringing and some sort of sulfuric acid was mixed up in my gut due to all the jumping and shit. I'm certain the hole it burned through my stomach and gi will etch the concrete in my garage. I should have read the Gracie Diet beforehand so that I knew methamphetamines and Pedialite are not to be eaten together.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

The time to begin

...most things is ten years ago.--Mignon McLaughlin

One week in and I'm holding onto my New Years Resolution of 100 days of Burpees...increasing by 1 everyday...
Right here, in my living room, I did today's eight.
It's not too late to join me! There are no excuses!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Gracie Magazine

Wow! The Bat Dojo was graciously acknowledged in the online edition of the Gracie Magazine.

How cool is that???


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

If you want to be happy....

....set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.
- Andrew Carnegie 

If you are not having fun when you train. You're not training. Smile when you enter the mat, and smile when you leave.
See ya!

Saturday, January 1, 2011


One burpee today.  Two nauseum...

+1 burpees for 100 days.

This is going to be a bitch.

My ankle is still swollen from a few weeks ago. While training with Vernoplata, getting him ready for the NAGA World Championships here in Dallas, I took a bad throw and landed on my ankle. Dorked it up nicely. It's still swollen. Ankle be damned, I'm going to do my burpees.

Today is still day one, join me!

p.s. Vernoplata took 2nd in Gi and NoGi. Not bad for a little country dojo, some dedicated training and some sweat.