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The Aftermath

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

My Training Update | Fitness & Body Composition

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

The start of the year is a busy time for anyone involved in rugby due to the international calendar. For me, this means working down in Edinburgh a fair amount as our Scotland U18 squad have prep camps and training ahead of their tournament in March/ April. Instead of beating myself up about getting to judo intermittently for the first quarter of the year, I’ve decided to really make a good ‘dent’ in my fitness and body composition so that I’m ready for stepping on the mat 3 x per week and competing. Of course, I will be dropping into Judo practice wherever possible during this time; however, due to my schedule it may be 0-1 x per week! That said, I have access to a gym wherever I am with work and can train at varying times of the day so there is no excuse not to really make a significant change in my aerobic capacity and body composition (meaning I want to get down to only +2-3kg of fight weight…And stay there).

My Objective Measures and Current Scores:

- 2k Row | 6.53.3 (December) / 6.44.8 (Current)

- BODPOD | 11.9% body fat (current)

During this time, I am not concerned about developing power or strength; however, I am training hard to hold on to every bit of strength/ power I developed from my last block of training. I anticipate my absolute scores in strength/ power will decrease by ~5% though I shall be fighting to keep as much of it as I can and will certainly shift to power development upon completion of my fitness and body comp block of training.