If you’re new to jiu-jitsu, here’s a one minute video about what to expect from your first class. Most classes start with a warmup; then the instructor will show techniques; then, the students drill those techniques (practice the moves with no resistance or very little resistance); and then we spar with full resistance.
Time for some Jiu Jitsu! First of my grappling series, I just had to add some very special people! My wife Marissa Gianino (MarissaFarinaTV) and the lovely Arielle Scarcella! I go over the basic positions of Full Mount, Full Guard, and Back Control. If you want to see more grappling themed videos, leave them in the comments below!! I was also featured on both Marissa and Arielle’s youtube channel, so go check them up!
UFC featherweight Brian Ortega offered to fill in against Khabib Nurmagomedov when Tony Ferguson withdrew due to injury. In this interview from my radio show, Ortega explains why he accepted the lightweight championship bout and explained how his jiu-jitsu is the very sort of skill that could stop Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Luke Thomas Show airs weekdays, 3 to 6pm ET, on SiriusXM RUSH, channel 93.
I recently saw an article about Olympic athletes and how they were microdosing testosterone in order to beat USADA (the toughest anti-doping body in the country).
Immediately I thought about how some UFC fighters still look completely jacked (and claim it’s genetics).
From a Reddit user:
Lots of discussion on PED usage in MMA but the details of how it can actually be happening even with USADA testing always get skipped over. Here is potentially what can be done:
This mystery fighter wants to use Testosterone…tried and true performance enhancer for decades now.
Wake up, piss, eat, drink water…wait for about 7:30 am to know there is no USADA morning knock. Make sure USADA never gets your overnight piss! Immediately microdose Testosterone, specifically Testosterone Suspension with no ester and commonly available to those trying to find it. Stings like a bitch but after so many years he/she’s use to it. Multiple injection sites cause go big or go home and you wants to speed up it’s action and flush. (Remember pic of Jon Jones with 3 ‘bumps’ on his abs?). Then drives to the gym, just before starting the workout pops a Lasix tab ( furosemide ) then starts hitting the workout hard…feeling great! Starts to pound water like crazy near the end of the training session. Bathroom first cause the water is starting to really flow. No USADA drive up? Awesome! Put the Advil chewables away cause you don’t have to mask the Lasix….today. Drives home gulping water from a 4 gallon water jug every minute. Body is flushed of any detectable Test 6 hours after the injection. USADA clean again. Same process for the evening workout. After lunch go to the gym. No USADA boys by 2 pm? Inject your evening Testosterone and get at it!
Of course this routine gets ‘dialed in’ by your ‘support staff’. You’re not stupid and you ain’t gonna take a test that you don’t know you will pass! You keep records of what you did the past week. Exact times, exact milligrams, water consumption totals, Your ‘support staff’ do a morning test just as if they were USADA. Piss and blood. Next day they do a test at noon in your workout facility bathroom. A few days later they do a test at 9pm at your home. Your ‘support staff’ run the exact same tests USADA does, down to the exact same equipment model that USADA uses. Depending on your test results they up/lower dosages, adjust timings, etc. You may need a bigger flush in the evening than other program ‘participants’. You may have to take less Test in the morning to ‘stay safe’. Each person is a little different and you get ‘dialed in’ for what is optimal for you personally.
Of course USADA can be a little tricky sometimes! They can show up at ‘off times’….times you are sure to be ‘hot’. You’ve got 3 ‘not availables’ before you get a failure so you…ah…don’t answer the door! Slip out of the training center as soon as the USADA warning sign is given.
However you can be tricky with USADA yourself! Last second reporting you are training somewhere else buys you some time before they could possibly make new arrangements to get someone to the new place. Remote training facilities is another tried and true trick.
This is just a basic, low cost way to performance enhance and minimize potential detection. [Source]
It’s amazing the lengths that people will go to avoid testing negatively!
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