Knee is still tweaked, although I don't think it's that bad in the grand scheme of things. Not much trouble with a 5+ mile hike this morning through a local canyon with my son and father-in-law. Walking, stairs, etc., don't seem to cause any pain or discomfort. I haven't tried jogging yet. Posts/pivots, squats, and kneeling to stand up is moderately painful and simply doesn't feel right. Professor Leo said to ice it three times daily. I iced it once today... Need to get better with that.
Went to class this morning anyway. Worked core while the guys warmed up. Joined in for take down set-up drills, although I didn't do many and the reps I did were very slow. Observed the technique portion. Good review of two options from side control. First, the kimura with arm-bar option in response to a common kimura defense. The second, a very quick spin around armbar.
Worked core and upper body during the rolls. Hundreds of crunches. About 50 push-ups, with more than half from knees. Ankle weights and leg lifts. Plus stretch chord stuff to work hip flexors. Worked up a good sweat.
I'm considering a couple weeks off from rolling and most technique drills. I would continue to show up to class (keep the habit) and work core and upper body as hard as possible as an alternative. Even if I'm feeling a little better...no need rush the recovery. Hopefully I'll be 100% by the time I return to NOLA BJJ on 9/13.
On The Mat Day 833: Marco Barbosa Lesson
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