Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mick's Visit

Last night Mick MALONEY owner and head honcho of Mildura Martial Arts and a mate of mine for around 15 years came down to the club and had a roll with the boys at training.  Fresh off of a very succesful campaign at the recent Victorian Championships ( 2 gold and a silver in the purple belt division) Mick very happily took part in the first hour of beginners skill training then another hour and a bit of advanced training and rolling.  Mick is a John DONOHUE blue belt and is extremely profficient on the mat.  He is a very forward thinking and unselfish martial artist and this was evident with his sharing with us a couple of his "secret weapon" moves which were sneaky, painful and did i mention sneaky and painful?? Great stuff!  Anyway Mick is keen to host any of us at his club and we've sort of discussed maybe a bus trip up there and incorporating paintball, drinking, cow tipping, banjo picking, cousin dating and whatever else the country folk do for entertainment!!!  See you on the mat.....

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wong's Top 10 Ways To get Lean Fast!!!!!!!!

The following is from Eric WONG my online strength and conditioning coach who's programmes are really specific for what we do.

Not sure if it's got to do with the nice weather we're having and the imposing shirtless days at the beach, but I thought I'd give you my Top 10 ways to get lean fast...

Everyone loves Top 10 lists right?

This one will some good, actionable advice mixed with irreverent humour. Thanks CagePotato.

Well OK then let's get at it:

1.  Drink only WATER all day, everyday (and maybe some herbal tea without honey or sugar)

2.  Dedicate 1 day a week to eating whatever the heck you want

3.  The rest of the time, eat nothing but meats you cook yourself, fruit, vegetables and carbs only after training

4.  Set a time to go to the grocery store twice a week

5.  If you're gonna drink, do it only once a week, but make sure you go to a bar to do it and hit on the girlfriend of the biggest guy in the bar... you're bound to burn off some of the calories in the scuffle (or at least you'll diet in jail)

6.  Stick to a training program and make PROGRESS every workout

7.  Eat at half the speed you currently eat and if you feel kinda full, ask yourself, "Am I satisfied now?" and if you are, stop eating

8.  Fail to plan, plan to fail - PLAN ahead the night before what you're going to eat and when and make sure you have it

9.  Before continuing, drop down and do as many pushups as you can... Do this every time you find yourself browsing the internet mindlessly.

10.  And the #10 strategy for getting lean fast is...

10. Set a goal and a date, then give someone $500 (or better yet, $1000) and tell them they get to keep it if you don't hit your goal. If you don't have the cash, give them something you value more than the cash.

That's it!

Hopefully you can take something away from this if your goal is to get lean. But if you just take 1 thing, do #10!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Best Hip Flexor Stretch

Here's a great stretch from my Strength and Conditioning Coach Eric WONG  Really good for us old warriors as well as you young punks!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Record numbers on the mat at Mornington Extreme JJG.......

Last night was a huge night in terms of numbers on the mat with 35 students occupying practically the whole area.  I think there was an additional 5 guys watching as well so the club is really going forwards in a big way.  Great to have a female rolling as well and hopefully this will attract a few more.....  I think this growth can be attributed to many factors, one obviously being the massive interest in MMA and the recent UFC in Sydney.  However I believe the reputation that Coach Jeroen has made for himself is certainly spreading as is evident with the interest of a couple of senior members from Chaddy expressing a desire to come train with us.

Onwards and Upwards!!!!