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Fatass Challenge: Week 2

Well, I’m pretty pissed off at the moment. Health issues have prevented me from hitting the gym on Friday and getting a new snapshot and official weight. As everyone reading the comments knows, I’m suffering from mysterious burning ass syndrome to the point where Thursday night was spent rolling around until 5am in agony. As a response, Jake canceled Friday’s workout and refuses to let us reschedule for today. So no gym till Monday.

The good news is that all the workouts I did do were great. Monday we started up a new high intensity training routine. I’m still a bit iffy on the idea of hitting the weights only twice a week but with 2-3 MMA classes a week I suppose it’s no big deal. Monday’s workout was brutal but felt excellent. I think we were getting a bit complacent with our old routine so I’m happy we switched things up.

Last but not least I really think I’m starting to break through in my grappling. I’m no longer making the mistakes I used to and now have really good balance in top position. Stephane Vigneault (Montreal fighter) was doing drills with us and I managed to do pretty well against him half the time. Not like I came close to winning the drill, but even passing to half guard, escaping side control, or escaping a sub of his is pretty sweet.

All in all things are going well. Since putting up the pictures from last week I’ve been extra motivated to avoid eating things which are bad for me. As a result, when I hit the scales after training on Thursday night I was sitting at 209.3. This isn’t an accurate weight compared to last week though because I’m usually a bit dehydrated after class. Official weight comes from the gym scale after the lunchtime workout … I like to keep it same time / same place so I know hydration and other stuff isn’t affecting the result. But I’m pretty confident that by monday I’ll be down between 210 and 211. I’ll update y’all then.

  • Dangerfield

    Cocaine is good for losing weight

  • fightlinker

    Too expensive :-(

  • Fightlinker Jackal

    East some REAL veggies instead of the BS pills. Make a nice big bowl of salad for lunch (spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, lettuce) and dress with vinegar, lime, salt, olive oil, & cummin.

  • fightlinker

    I’m rotating spinach, carrots, peas, and broccoli through my diet now. I have at least two real servings a day. This is by far the shittiest part of this entire endeavor. My mom would be proud.

  • Grass Hoppa

    do wieghts only twice a week will be more than enough. To develop power, lots of weight lifting does not cut it. Peak power production occurs at around 30% 1-RM (1 rep mximum lift) as Power = (force * distance)/time. That allows to lift as much weight as quickly as possible which is what you are after for explosive power in punchs, throws etc.

    To simulate that on a bar is very difficult because towards the end of the lift you have to use your muscles to deccelerate the bar which is counter productive.

    Once a good base of strength has been established, exercises that simulate your activity more closely are much more beneficial.

  • fightfan

    When and where is the fight going to take place????? And is there going to be any crazy, a la 2 boys 1 cup type bet for the loser??? That would be sweet to embarrass him.

    How much experience does Caplan have??

  • dignan


    I kid you not, Dr. Shulze’s intestinal cleanse #1 and #2. Do it.

  • Jemaleddin

    I’ve got a better tip for your burning asshole: Tell Jake to stop putting cayenne powder and sand in the lube. It’s still cool if he give you your “high intensity workout,” just not so rough.

  • kentyman

    oh silly ryan won’t eat his peas

  • fightlinker


  • MacDaddy

    Carrots and peas are among the least favourable vegetables, because of their natural sugar or starch content. Kick them for green & red peppers, snow peas, celery, cucumber, tomatoes, lentils, zucchini etc.

    I can almost hear you moaning and bitching now through the interwebs, but when you plateau and you still have 5-10lbs to go you’ll be calling me “daddy”…

    Also, go to a bulk healthfood store and get yourself a bag of psyllium fibre, sprinkle a couple of spoonfuls on either your cereal or in your protein shake if the grittiness doesn’t bug you. Kellog’s Allbran Buds cereal is an alternative, but it also includes some sugar so the hard stuff is preferrable. You will probably notice a positive effect on your ass problems within a few days.

  • MacDaddy

    PS. At this rate, you’ll be drinking your own urine in no time!!