This IT band is worrying me. I've had it bad before and I know how much worse it can get. Yes I'm foam rolling and stretching it and doing my lunges (well, sort of, I need to do more). It's not debilitating yet, but I need to get this puppy under control now before it worsens.
Great party at my house Saturday night for the UFC card. I don't have a big place, I have been in our modest house for over 10 years now. So when we get a big group together we're pretty packed in, but it's hella fun. I thought the card was kind of lack luster until the main event. In case no one read the comments in post fight blurb, I thought that they should have kept the title with Frankie Edgar. It was one of those too close to call fights, and in those kind of fights, you always leave the title with the champ. With that said, Bendo won, but Frankie should get an immediate rematch.
Most know I'm a Rampage fan, but I think it's time for Page to think about hangin em up. No one wants to bang with him. So everyone just ties him up, and makes a boring fight of it. Even Jon Jones literally ran across the ring from Page everytime the fighting got close. When everyone knows you hit harder than everyone else at 205, but you have other declining skillsets, you become a 1 dimensional fighter and the losses will start to pile up.
I'd like to see Page get his ass in real good shape and go out with a win. I became a Page fan because of his heart and courage over in Pride. I'd like to see him restore some of that with a couple of great closing fights where he doesn't seem like he's already looking off into the sunset.
It's amazing to me, the fervor that people will defend training methods and diets with. I mean, really. People getting bent out of shape about the fact that some people don't like a training method or "diet", is the very fucking definition of absurd. If you like a diet or training method, and it works bomb-diggity for you, AWESOME. That's fucking more fabulous than Unicorns sprinting through a forrest of trees made from Twizzlers while gummy bears fuck gummy worms. Just don't show up barking like the bitch dog that you are, about how stupid everyone else is for not following your lead. Everyone is going to make their own decisions about how they will train and how they will eat. You don't have the market cornered on training and diets, nor do you have empirical knowledge of diet and training for everyone on the planet. So have a big tall glass of shut the fuck up juice, and stop. Dogma is the preferred weapon of the weak willed and emotionally pillaged. I understand that you need to defend your diet or training strategy like your eternal soul depends on, but.......well nevermind, it doesn't. Just have that glass of shut the fuck up juice about it.
With that said, I still can't believe people still want to talk about weak point training.
Or how a raw guy should do box squats and board presses.
Does anyone think for themselves anymore?
Movies - Watched Killer Elite last night. It was just ok. Nothing super engaging. I never felt like the pace took that notch up. It felt kind of rushed in some ways. Still a decent flick to watch, just not what it could have been.
I'm not even going to write about how bad my diet has been on the weekends. That's the one bad thing about me staying home. I lounge around and I eat and eat and eat. So I really have to show some control from here on out. I was 244 last night. I know how this goes with me. If I don't stop, I'll be 254 in two weeks. Shit is getting under control starting NOW. Boom. I'm up early writing this and will get in cardio this a.m. and bench tonight.
I'm going to be getting an excerpt from the book on here this week. It's one I think will help everyone tremendously. Talks about programming and how you really need to be programming your phases. When I wrote the strong-15 I knew how each phase was supposed to phase, especially based on openers and seconds, and what I needed to hit in the last phase but NOW I have have it down to a science.
Short and sweet on this Monday. I am up early writing like crazy on the book.