Thursday, August 19, 2010

Puppies, babies and big sweaty men

Yeah...tonight was really hard on my BJJ self esteem. We did some exercises today...and...I...yeah. We started doing body drags earlier this week. For those of you that don't subject yourself t an environment where you'd even hear the term "body drag", it basically involves laying on your stomach and dragging yourself across the floor using just your arms. We did them last night. My shoulders were angry at me today. Well, we did them again today (easier in a rash guard), along with bear walks and...I think they were called kimodo crawls. I at least kinda sorta got through these. I didn't think I could take any more. But there was more. Wall walking. Hands on the ground next to the wall,  feet on the wall above you, walk the length of the wall. I made it...a foot. Maybe a foot and a half. None of the ladies in class did. It required too much upper body strength. 
Afterward, one of the girls looked at me and said "Well, there goes my self esteem". Yep. That's just where I was too. The icing on the cake was getting owned by a newer student...yes...he's the same weight as me and male and strong, and yes, I'm way awkward without the gi, but it still didn't feel good. 
It all ended well though. There were lots of babies and puppies at the lockers. At least three people came in and the first thing out of each of their mouths was "Babies and puppies all over the place!" We decided that if we tossed in a couple sweaty guys, it would make a great poster for the school.


fenix said...

Oh yeah, we sometimes do body drags. I can do them, but they would rate as pupular as burpees with me... (= they suck!). Walk walks I haven't tried.

Don't let the self-esteem get too low because of it, plenty of guys would struggle, too.

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