Artemis BJJ (MYGYM Bristol), Open Mat, Bristol, UK - 01/03/2016
I seem to have scraped off a large chunk of skin from my elbow, so decided to give sparring a rest today: hopefully grows back enough by tomorrow, or Friday. :)
That meant I wandered around helping people with technique, with tips on things like the leg drag, going over those lapel attacks from the last couple of weeks and randomly that mawashi grip I learned from Kev. In terms of my own training, the most useful part was kettlebells. Chris has been covering for David while he's away. He talks a lot less than David, focusing in on the lifting. Hence a tougher workout! Good to vary it up though. I learned the military press for the first time, as well as my first time swinging two bells simultaneously. I must remember to open my hand, in case the handles clash. Potentially very painful on the fingers!
I'm not locking my arms out properly and my left arm failed on 20kg (though it wasn't far off, I should be able to make it next time), but I felt my cleans have been getting better too. I went with 12kg on the double swing, with a 16kg double swing as well. That will probably do for now, though I'm tempted to give 20kg a try.