- Scrambled egg on toast with mango juice for breakfast
- 1/4 apple, 1/4 orange for lunch
- 1 banana before heading to training
So following this semi-fast I went to training last night. My energy was as you can imagine very low. I just could not focus on the techniques we were shown. It was like I had totally forgotten left from right. Sparring was ok. There were only 3 white belts along with F-sensei but my performance was really poor in the stamina department. Fasting and training do not go well together. On the plus side my weight dropped to 71.6 kg so if I wanted to I could easily fast and drop weight for a competition. The thought of dropping to a lower weight rank even went through my mind.
On another note I highly recommend the Open Mat Radio podcast episode with John Danaher. He has a lot of very interesting things to say about BJJ from quite a cerebral thinking viewpoint. I liked his description of what BJJ is:
"The prime object is to control a resisting human being and bend them to your will."
I could not put it better myself. Thank you Mr. Danaher.
Sparring time: 7 x 6 mins = 42 mins