August 13th, 2017

10:00am – Awaken Training 2 Hang Muscle Snatch Above Knee + 2 Below Knee 45/75/75/75 — 6 Seated Behind the Neck Press 75/85/85/85 — 8 Hip Bridge DB Bench (20×1 – 50/60/60) 20s Ring Push Ups (8/9/8) ME Ring Row Hold (35/30/45) 60s rest 3 rounds — 20 Cal Row 16 KBS (70lb) 12 Single…

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Level Changes in Mitt Work

Nothing is worse than someone dropping levels on you and you getting caught upright. Here’s a simple drill you can add into your standard mitt work to help develop that recognition of a level change and make sure you don’t get caught lookin’!  

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July 24th, 2017

1:00pm – Awaken Training 8 Glute Bridge DB Bench (30X1 – 2x60lb) 8 Double Prone DB Row (20X2 – 2x35lb) 4 sets — 10 ring face pulls (20X1) 45 sc plank on rings w/ feet on box 3 sets — 50s wall sit 12 ring push ups (20X1) 8 UB DB Muscle Snatch each arm…

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July 23rd, 2017

Received my purple belt yesterday in BJJ … woot woot! 10:00am – Awaken Training 5 Kang Squat (4021 – 75/95/95) 8 GHD hip extensions (2020 tempo w/ 20lb DB) 60s rest 3 rounds — Back Squat 2,2,2,2,2 (30X1 – 185/225/255/275/285) — RNT DB Lunge 2×8 each leg/2×6 each leg (2010 – 2×8 @ 50s/2×6 @…

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July 20th, 2017

7:00am – Awaken Training Back Squat 5,5,4,4,3(32X1) – 120/145/165/185/205 — RNT Split Squat 6 reps (20X1 – 2×35) Strict Pullups 5 reps (31X2) 3 sets — DB Single Leg RDL 6 reps/leg (31X1 – 2x35lb) DB Single Arm Press – Seated 8 reps (31X1 40lb) 3 sets — 20m backwards sled drag (135lb on rubber)…

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Times Change… So Should You

I recently had the pleasure of jumping on a podcast with my good friend Anthony out in Fort Wayne, IN. We covered a myriad of topics on self defense, strength and conditioning, leadership, teaching, business, affiliations, etc… (you can catch the full episodes HERE). One of the points about training that I brought up centered…

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July 18th, 2017

6:00am – BJJ 20 minutes drilling half guard passes to submissions (wrist lock/straight armbar) 30 minutes “first blood” submissions no-gi w/ four people   10:00am – Awaken Day 7 Segmented Clean Deadlift 4,4,3,3,2 (3131 – 155/175/195/215/235) — Deadlift From Blocks – Above Knee 3,3,3,3 (475lb) — 10 unbroken hang power clean (95/105/110/115/125) rest 15s 30s…

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July 17th, 2017

2:30pm – Awaken Day 6 Semi Supinated DB Bench (30X1 – 8/8 @ 2x50lb and 6/6 @ 2x60lb) Superset w/ 8 Single Arm DB Row (2111 @ 50lb) 4 sets — 8 Supinated Ring Rows (2112) 45s plank on elbows (add weight each round – 0lb/25lb/70lb) 3 sets — 40s wall sit 12 diamond push…

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Quora: July 16th

You may or may not have heard of Quora. It is a website where people go to ask questions, and others go to answer those questions. You can ask anything you want and tag it into various categories. I’ve been hopping on here every now and again to engage with others. See how people are…

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July 16th, 2017

10:00am – Awaken Day 5 Back Squat (30X0 – 3,3,3,3,3) 185/225/255/265/275 Superset w/ 4 GHD Hip Ext (3111) rest 90s between sets — RNT Back Step Lunges (30X0 – 2x40lb DB – 8 reps each set) Strict Toes 2 Rings (20X1 – 8/6/6) rest 60s 3 rounds — 30s Assault bike rest 1 min 4…

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