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Changing things up a bit

Sunday, June 05, 2011      3 comments

I have been kind of low on energy lately and the back problem has really been rearing its ugly head. I sat down and talked to my coach yesterday and am going to back of of my training just a bit. I am going to continue with my Jiu Jitsu on my ... Read more

Been a bit lazy...

Monday, May 30, 2011      0 comments

I can't believe that it has been an entire month since I posted a blog entry. Training has been up and down. I have had several health issues including the flu and my back really acting up. As a result, my training has not been nearly as cons... Read more

Not quite as good a week...

Saturday, April 30, 2011      3 comments

I missed Sun - Tuesday with the stomach flu. Sad to be down so soon after ramping up my training. I eased back in Wednesday with just some jiu Jitsu, too Thursday off, and had a great Jiu Jitsu class followed by a tough MMA workout this evenin... Read more

A great week of training!

Saturday, April 23, 2011      1 comments

What a difference a couple of weeks can make! In my last blog post, less than two weeks ago, I was very frustrated because I had been sidelined by back pain. This week, on-the-other-hand, has been the best training week that I have had in a wh... Read more

Not such a good week.

Sunday, April 10, 2011      3 comments

My wife went out of town this week. I figured with just my son and I hanging out, I would spend a lot of time at the gym. I was so wrong... Due to an accident that was like something out of a Keystone Cops movie, I injured my back. Since... Read more

Thinking about Dave's Birthday Bash

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      4 comments

I have decided how I want to celebrate my birthday. It is still three and a half months away, but since this party requires a great deal of preparation, I figured I had better get started in a hurry. My plan is to celebrate my 48th birthda... Read more

A solid week of training

Monday, March 21, 2011      1 comments

Had some great Jiu Jitsu sessions last week. My cardio is improving very quickly. Well, at least it is seeming to improve by leaps and bounds. I think a part of it is that I am simply rolling much more relaxed now that I am not being constant... Read more

So much has happened....

Tuesday, March 08, 2011      2 comments

It has been nearly three years since I have posted to this blog. My last blog documented my neck injury. That set my weight and fitness goals back a long ways. I kept training and working in my sports (MMA and Jiu Jitsu) however. If you ... Read more

Another setback.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008      1 comments

I had just started cranking up my training for "Dave's Birthday Bash", my return to the MMA cage in celebration of my 45th birthday. As I said in my last blog, I started feeling some shoulder pain, then numbness in my fingers. An MRI revealed ... Read more

Ups and downs over 10 days.

Monday, June 09, 2008      1 comments

May 31: What a great day. I went to the championship round of the Submission Wrestling League and won my division. I am now the novice super-heavyweight champ. I also took third in the absolute division. June 1: My shoulder started hurti... Read more

Knee Surgery?

Monday, May 05, 2008      0 comments

My knee is killing me. How did I hurt it? Sparring? Grappling? Running? Lifting? No, for all the crazy things I do, I seem to have hurt it sleeping. It keeps 'locking' so that I can't straighten my leg out and it hurts a great deal when I... Read more