Training Blog- 06/8-06/12 End of Week 2 ESP-XC

These last few days have been crazy!  Thursday night I was in the middle of my BJJ class, when I get a call from my wife, saying she thinks its time for the baby.  So I get changed and head home.  We get to the hospital at about 9:45 that night, do all the proper paperwork and get settled in a delivery room.  My wife had been having contractions for about 3 hours straight so we figured it was just a matter of time before my second daughter was to arrive.  To make a long story short, at about 7:30 the next morning nothing had happened.  Apparently, either she “was not in labor enough” or just dehydrated a bit so we were sent home.  So I wasn’t able to get my workout in on Thursday night needless to say.  After coming home and sleeping most of the day Friday, I found some time to catch up on my workout.  Which was the Cardio/combo workout which I was able to do in the middle of the day in Houston Heat in my garage.  I guess I had a bit of frustration to work off.  Come saturday, I didn’t go into the gym because I was thinking that the baby for sure would be coming this weekend at any time.  So while waiting for this to happen, I got another workout in that afternoon which was the Upper Body workout.  I felt great during this work out.  Again I felt really motivated for some reason got a great sweat and put in some work.  Sunday comes around and still no baby!!!  So I get in my core/balance workout.  I feel my core getting stronger and at times I have a little glimmer of hope with my balance.  All in all my balance still sucks.  I am getting better at some of the exercises, but others I can barely stay up.  Its a work in progress.

So I just finished week 2 of the Endurance Phase of the ESP-XC workout program.  Today I will rest and begin week 3 tomorrow.

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3 Responses

  1. POPPA ROTZEE says:

    You can really see a difference…keep it up man!

  2. Thomas says:

    G’day Babalu

    Love these training logs. Keep up the great work and thank you for your postings/reviews. Based on what you’ve encountered so far, would you recommend the program?

    I’ve started BJJ here in Melbourne Australia and love it. The only problem I have so far (after only 2 months)is fatigue or being “gased” as the others call it. Would this program help me?

    Thanking you in advance…

    P.S Good luck with the little one and all the best to your family.


    • Babalu says:


      Thank you brother! I appreciate the kind words. Honestly so far this program is great for me. The workouts aren’t long and they are all pretty interesting. I can’t totally give you an honest opinion yet on these workouts because I have just finished week 2 of 12. So I still have a long way to go. Like I said I so far its a challenging workout and the little time I have done I feel it has helped me in my BJJ.

      Also welcome to the BJJ Lifestyle! I’m glad you love it, and it only gets better! Being gassed is something that happens to everyone. The one thing that alot of beginners have trouble with is remaining calm and remembering to breathe. If you can try to remain calm while you are in any tough situation you will not be wasting any excess energy. Of course any extra workouts that you do outside of BJJ will help you with your stamina as you progress in BJJ. Hope this helps you, besides outside conditioning this is something that I practice all the time while rolling.

      Good luck and thank you for your support. Please continue checking back as I hopefully will be adding some new wrinkles to my logs and continue on the ESP-XC workout. If you have any questions shoot me an email or just comment on any of my posts.

      Take Care

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