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Giant Leap – Jiu-jitsu Comeback

February 3, 2010

Every great journey must begin with a simple step. This is mine. My Jiu-jitsu Comeback.

Here’s the superduperfabuloso news. At home yesterday, doing my rehab exercises, just for the heck of it, I thought what would happen if I tried to jump. Will I get hurt? Re-injured? Pull a muscle? Too much thinking! So I emptied my mind, wasn’t concerned about the act of jumping and just let my body go through the motions…


For someone who has not done so in the past six months that’s HUGE! I’ll admit it’s been a long time coming; my flexibilty and range of motion and strength have taken off like a drag race in slow motion. I’m not really progressing in the manner I’d like to. Very unsadisfied. And, I won’t lie, my recovery pace has caused me to doubt my future in jiu-jitsu.

But that was until yesterday. Dang, wasn’t sure I could pull it off. I’ve been working on my explosive power. Usually I do 50 good old bodyweight squats, take a break and then afterwards do 20 more squats simulating the jumping motion without actually launching off the ground.

Yesterday, on the 20th count, I let loose and flew!

I may have gotten a good inch or two off the ground. Yeah, badness personified. I know I’m not ready to start really training – I have a check up on Thursday, I have a feeling they’ll say I’m close but no cigar – however I’m very, very happy to simply jump off the ground! I plan on doing more for sure!

Aww yeah! Watch out now!

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 4, 2010 1:08 am

    Awesome! You’ll be back to slam-dunking in no time! 😉

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