Fight club, K-1, muay thai, strength training, training

Mix it day

Great day today!

‘Morning’ session:
15 min running (stupid machine wouldn’t let me see distance only time)

Little play with snatch and Clean & Jerk, with a 20K barbell

Then of to the good ol’ stuff:
Deadlift
1x 10x 30K
2x 5x 40K
2x 5x 50K
2x 5x 60K

Full Contact twist
1x 10x +5K
5x 10x 10K

Evening:
1½ hour muay thai in Siam with Clemme as coach. Really nice combos – even did a ‘dutch man’. Very cool – and about 20/ 25 min sparring. Also really nice!

 

Also saw a really good friend today. Made me so happy to talk to – and so nice to be supported in being me!! Just a very good day! Tomorrow will be a really good day aswell: Fight Club finally airing the big boys! K-1 Grand Prix – Final 8 – 2010!!

 

K-1 2010

 

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Moment of truth

So tonight was the moment of truth – or rather a delayed moment of truth.

Oh yeah - and Merry Christmas

The actual event took place long before tonight, and even I knew the outcome it was in a way, nice to get it served! It came in a different wrapping than expected. I’d expected the ‘normal’ route, but instead there was some twist and turns, that revealed more about the sender, than I think was intended.

Did the revelation of the truth change the reality for the implicated? I think it does. It should open the minds and make clear, that what was once ‘the truth’ is no longer.  And this new truth – could set free!

But the outcome itself: Expected, there could be no other truth.

 

The truth about the MAX 2010

 

Giorgio Petrosyan is King of the MAX for another year – and for the second consecutive year. But he was no near as untouchable as last year. But *G* I’m still in love with his sublime technique, timing and understanding of the game! But next year… I wonder, wonder..

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First dance is for the ladies

Did my first dance in front of the dance class tonight. Went somewhat ok… considered I usually teach without a microfone, am a fighter – not a dancer and just learning the choreography and beat count – I guess it wasn’t that bad. But there’s definitely room for improvement 😉
But got some nice feedback, which made me happy and a little optimistic

Uh – nice music from the dance class btw:

This morning was spend boxing at Johnny De Lima – my great boxing coach! Felt wonderful to hit something again, just a little disappointed on the no sparring – but on the other hand, haven’t done any sparring in a month or more, so am a little rusty.

Spoke to an old friend today, it’s so funny – friends are a weird concept. We all have at least a couple of hundreds on Facebook and Myspace – but how many friends do you really have? When it comes down to it, when the shit hits the fan – how many people, do actually have your back?

I got fewer, than I thought – but my friend, whom I spoke to today, he’s one of those few ones, whom I would actually put my trust in. Feel very blessed to have a man like that in my life, and to be honest, I rather have just me few – but real friends, instead of all the people, who tell you, what you wanna hear, but then do the opposite (or not caring) in their actions. Actions speak louder than words, and it’s so easy just to say ‘Im sorry’, ‘Im your friend’, ‘you can trust me’ or ‘yes that person treated you bad’  – it’s much harder to put action behind those words.
– That what defines true friends for me… the people who will actually put actions behind their words. I know, I failed myself in the past – my college friend, I blew her off way to many times – and that’s why, I really try my best now.

Anyway – tomorrow is double up on Eurosport: SportsAccord Combat Games and Fight Club!

Can’t ask for a better thursday than this!

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Another Fast and Furious

A morning with Ross @ Fitness.dk, ABC

Explosive strength

5 Pull Ups
10 DB Swings pr arm
10 Plyometric push ups
10 Knee tucks
– As many rounds in 20 minutes –

Hard awakening – was going dead after second round already. Pulled through and got 10 sets done in 19.43. Fight Club@ Eurosport tonight

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Sprints and skips

Oh.. guess Wednesday skipped. Got a call from Eurosport about doing Creative Breaking – and all of a sudden all my fancy plans were out the window.

Yesterday: Did my sprints – and felt ok.
Sprints with Ross:
Warm up: 2 x 800m (90% sprint), 800 m jog back
Ross Sprints: 10 x 100 m
Finish: 5 x 50 m

Didn’t have time for core, as I was due for yet another show at Eurosport – Fight Club. And again in the evening we went live with Fight Club. We didn’t expect to get any audience, as it was Denmarks crucial match in the World Cup. Had to win to get through to the 1/8 finales. But since Japan made to a 2-0 half time, I suspect we hauled in a few.

Thanks Denmark & Japan

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Easter beatings and cab drivers

I’m not sure how I like my week so far. It’s been a bit lazy, but still alive, so that’s gotta count for something.

Main focus on the blog these days – training, training and more of that:
Tuesday:
Morning session at Mikenta. Pelle taught the class. Only about an hour of training, but pretty good class with emphasis on different combos. Hardest part – was to get up at 6, get on the train and bike from the station. I was ridiculously hungry on the way back.
Afternoon: Training with my two half hour classes in Fitness.dk ABC. They’re going quite strong, and I applaud the ladies for hanging in there!!
First class 30 min:
20 Deadlift Twist w 5 kg
20 Side twist (5k)
16 Saxon side bends (5 k)
6 Turkish get ups (8 k KB)
25 Lunges w 5 k
25 Supermans

3 x 1 min wall squats/ 10 squat jumps
Finish off: 2 minute plank

Second class 30 min:
Lots of drills with the big ball + 1 session of tabata abb drill (inspired by Rasmus, Thanks)
Finish off: 2 min plank

Thursday:
1 hour full drill with the company of a student from the girl class:
* 1 round of warm up on the bag
* Sweet 20-I actually grown quite fond of my elaborated Ross drill
(5 sets of 4 minutes pr set. Tabata style sets: 20 sec work/ 10 sec break)
– 1 set: Heavy bag work
– 2 set: Burpees (8 – 9 pr round)
– 3 set: Push Ups (12 – 16)
– 4 set: Squats (12)
– 5 set: Heavy bag work
* 3 rounds of explosive bagwork
* 100 teeps
* 200 knees

Evening: FIGHT CLUB – got to air the K-1 MAX Europe elimination show from Budapest, Hungary. Not that impressed with the level of the fighters – or maybe it was just not their night. Guy who won – Phillipe Salmon, had really heavy hands and very precise in his boxing, but sorry – can’t really see him against any of the K-1 MAX warriors like Kyshenko, Petrosyan, Holtzken, Buakaw. That would just seem a ridicules match up.
Also ‘La Nuit des Titans’ from Tours, France was aired. Unfortunately only 3 fights from this exiting France vs Thailand event. Anuwat and fellow thai fighter Sittichai (Sitpongpeenong) ended up in the finale, with Sittichai getting the win from the judges.
I hope the young nak muay send a thankful thought to the judges, it was really close fights, both of them – and I’m not quite sure, he was the true winner after the ordinary fight time against Pinca – and again in the finale against Anuwat. I actually think, Anuwat finished of the strongest.
Going to be interesting to watch with Liam.

– Oh yeah, and the cab drivers!! Whats with these people? Do they really hate everyone else, or do they have a bet going on how many bicycles they can run over in one shift?
I can almost picture it: Cab driver calling his hit n’ run into the central, ‘this is car 666, we’ve just had two more hits, that should put us in first place’.
Dam** – just because you’re in a Mercedes for a living all day, doesn’t make you special! At the most it makes you a lazy as* driver, who thinks he’s put on earth to rule the roads. News Flash!  It’s not cool to drive Mercedes when it’s not your own. Doesnt make you sexy and doesnt make you a good driver either. Just a lazy hazard!

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Strength workout 6 & return of the Fight Club

Today was an overall good day! Training wise and work wise 🙂

Started the day out by a boxing session with Johnny De Lima. It’s always a good way to start the day, and it’s never too hard, so there was energy left for more training after lunch. Boxing basically consisted of bagwork, shadow and 2 on 2 drills – finished off by 200 abs, 100 back and 50 push ups.

Johnny De Lima & me (Kessler being interviewed in the background)

Afternoon training – from the Ross Bible: Strength workout 6
* 2 DB Split snatch (3 reps, 5 sets) super set with
* 2 DB Push press (3 reps, 5 sets)
* 1 arm DB bench press (5 reps, 4 sets) Super set with
* 8 depth plyometric push ups (4 sets) +
* Wall Squats (hold 1 minute) (4 sets)+
* 10 Jump Squats (4 sets)

Plyometric push up with clap

Due to my injured wrist, I chose not to do the to first DB drills. Instead I did 1 x 5 Clean & Press with 7.5 kg DB and 6 x5 10 kg DB. (One arm at the time)
Also for the depth plyometric push ups, I had to revise the drill, and instead doing 16 fast push-ups. My 1 arm DB bench press was done with 10 kg DB. As long as my wrist are fragile, I rather stay training with little or no weight, than go crazy in kilo-… but have to admit, it’s a bit boring thou.

Wall squats and squat jumps are easy peasy (sort of). I do it with my class in Fitness.dk: All girls and all good and strong!! No problems in that. For my later afternoon training, I had to teach the girls class in Siam. I’ve started the class out on a low-level, but will slowly drive them up. Today we did about 100 push ups throughout the class. I bet, none of them would think, they could ever do this.

SLAMM 6 poster

Evening ended at Eurosport, commentating this years second Fight Club! Fantastic evening, with pure awesomeness: Andy Souwer vs Masato from Dynamite event, and four fights from the awesome SLAMM 6, Holland vs Thailand.
Excellent fights – and what a pleasure to be showing pure muay thai fights on Eurosport.

And so explosive cocktail: The dutch style vs thai style. A viewing pleasure for all fight fans. Yodsenklai – Bourdif was main fight – and so cool. Yodsenklai came in with these small uppercut elbows, that just cut up between Bourdifs guards. Ring Generalship!!

Uppercut elbow

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