Even though I do classes twice per week I’m out of shape. I’ve gotten into the habit of slow-rolling which means I’m rarely, if ever, pushing myself the way I need to. Tuesday I went with Brian, a great guy and a solid jiujitsero, and I’m still sore from it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not unhealthily obese yet or anything, but there’s pudge where there used to be abs and pull-ups are exhausting when they used to be easy mode.
So I’ve decided to do something about the decline that I’ve been experiencing pretty much since I stopped training for tournaments: outside of class exercise. Starting this weekend I’m going to be trying to do tabata style workouts with sets of burpees. Real burpees. The kind where you jump and do push-ups. Not the kind where you just sprawl and stand back up.
Anyway, I’ll try to document if it helps. Since wedding season is upon us and I have work trips I’m out of class almost entirely for the next couple weeks so here’s to hoping this at least keeps me from falling further out of shape.