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Path to 5th Degree Black Belt – 3/03/2011

Posted on March 3, 2011

Hey everyone,

I am still training for sure.  In addition to Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, and weights, I am upping my cardio to 25 minutes daily on the elliptical trainer.    In TKD, I am working on some nice fighting combinations.  Looking for them to flow smoothly during sparring.  I would love to share with you what combos I am working on….but in case I will be sparring with you in September…I will just have to show you then.  The only hints that I will give is that you gotta keep your feet moving…keep your elbows in….keep your hands up….and your head moving.  LOL

My BJJ is progressing nicely. My BJJ team did very well and all received promotions during Mr. Dring’s and Mr. Snyder’s visit to Roanoke last month.  My steady grappling partner, Kevin Matney have been working up to keeping our rolling to 50 minutes of mat time broken into 5 minute rounds with 15 second rest between rounds.  We are rolling at 80% of max but it really makes the sweat pour.  Learning to relax and breathe helps for sure!  This is a great suppliment to my TKD training goals.

My diet goals are coming along nicely.  Since the first week of February, I am down 17lbs!  This is huge for me.  I have been actively training for quite a while and have always ate fairly clean.  The Advocare products have given me the extra boost and focus to get my nutrition in order.  My body weight is now at 227.  It has been YEARS since I have been at this weight.  I weighed 270 at 36% bodyfat when I tested for 4th and the testing was really tough on my endurance.  My 4th Sr. test I weighed 235 at 15% and was quite a bit better.  I actually thought I had another round after the 4th, which is a good feeling to still have fuel in the tank.  I am now projecting my weight to be around 217 within the next 5-6 weeks at least.  This will put me in good shape to hit my testing goal weight of 210.  Would like my bodyfat to be below 10%.  To have a 60lb weight loss between 4th Deg and 5th Deg would be awesome!   If you want information about Advocare, pop me an email or inbox my facebook.  MyAdvocare site is www.AdvoRoanoke.com     If you are a gym or school owner, this is a great way to have additional income as well.  Get with me if you want some info on becoming a distributor.

Thank you for reading my posts.  Please feel free to pop me encouragement and suggestions.  I am always the student…always willing to learn.

Off to the gym!

Keep training my friends!

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