10am – 10:30am
Threshold training in the form of a private lesson with coach Vince at BMT Tampa!
We did 4, 5 minute rounds with about a minute of rest in between each one. I probably maintained a decent HR around my threshold for the first 3 rounds, but the third one found me completely exhausted. At least, I was able to keep my technique pretty flawless regardless of my exhaustion, that is my number one goal. Speed and power will come naturally when it has to if I can keep my technique clean.
5pm – 5:45pm
I want to become a better teacher at MMA and striking, especially, and charge for some private lessons in the future so I got some practice teaching today.
Taught Efren, my little bro, the 6 basic punches, boxing fundamentals, and some combinations. He wrestled before so he has decent coordination and good ability to use his hips. His power was definitely there and he picked up the little details such as keeping his elbows tucked and turning over punches. Maybe he just had an excellent coach!
It was fun and I plan on continuing teaching people in the future.
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Two a days for BMT today! I can never get enough.
Tracy was in class today and she is always awesome to train with. We started with the hands and footwork drill and moved into a round of boxing combinations. She called out great combos for me and I did the same for her. Switch 3, roll out, and return with a 1 body, step roll, hook 2 is the best one I recall. We did a gallop hook drill and Tracy pimped it out by connecting it with the Benavide combo. For kickboxing, we warmed up with the catch and correct drill. We hit a lot of combos today, some oldies including the 2,2,2 and 3,3,3 drill. We hit the Bas 1 and 2 and the Brad which is a super advanced combo for the regular class, but I love to do it. Finished with 14 punches pyramids and 8 kick pyramids. Great class today, really enjoyed it!
Afterwards jumped into BJJ class with coach Dan. We learned some amazing stuff which fits right into my game today, working on maintaining side control on top and transitioning into a sick triangle. I got 3 rolls afterwards with Rich, Monkey, and Brian. Great class again. Dan is teaching the best and most effective stuff I have seen since I trained with Gabe and Kris back in 2014.
“The best or nothing”