Last week I was going to compete in a Jiu-Jitsu tournament, but two days before I hurt my hand in practice, badly enough that I'm still off the mats.

Four days before the injury, I started water fasting to get my weight down to welterweight. I succeeded at that, but...

I believe I injured myself because my body and mind were weak and slow to react after 4 days of water fasting.

Lesson: when water fasting, rest! If can't rest, don't water fast!


Last week I managed to train daily M-F, and hoping to do it again this week.

Weight-in for my competition is this Friday evening and I have 4 lbs to shave off by then. Don't know if its a good idea, but I started water fasting today until Friday. Competition is next day so I have time to re-feed and hydrate.

Lunchtime workout

After a weeklong vacation break, back to the regular schedule. Today, one hour of BJJ.

I have also started my water fast last evening and plan to stick with it for 5 or 6 days.