Man Vs Bear

Ok so its not a real bear, this bear is a complex barbell set made up of a deadlift, into a clean, into a front squat, into a shoulder press, into a normal squat, into a shoulder press and back to a deadlift.

ITS HARD…. no bones about it its hard.

I have done this during two of my gym sessions and as yet i have failed to complete the whole number of sets, because its not a conventionl stlye lift i was having problems finding a weight to work at, too heavy and i cant finish too light and its not a challenge.

I’ll find the balance, but one thing is for sure. Its a great whole body work out.

Now for the goals for 2011:

I want to compete more in bjj and grappling – I am aiming for at least 3 comps

I want to get the 200kg (440lb)  Deadlift – My personal best so far is 180kg (396lb) – This i will do with the help of Grandão himself during our early morning gym sessions.

I want to develop some form of standup – something which i have very little experence with aside from my one kick i learnt from a samurai…..

And last but not least i wish for world peace and to work with animals.

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”


About Flex McCash

Bjj black belt. Cake ninja and generally nice guy........ apparently Things I have achieved: Gracie Invertational - Gold Medal (White Belt) Northern BJJ Open - Silver Medal (Blue Belt) British Open - Bronze Medal (Purple Belt) Mulitple other medals in UMA, No Gi Grappling, and FILA Comps People I have had the Honour of training with: From Gracie Barra: Lucio Lagarto Lucio Sergio Braulio Estima Victor Estima Carlos Gracie Jnr Roger Gracie Gabriel Kitober Octavio Souza Others: Reyson Gracie Royce Gracie Rodrigo Gracie Mike Bisping Gazzy Parman Larry Hartsall
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2 Responses to Man Vs Bear

  1. 'Monster' says:

    Like that quote a lot.
    Good luck with your goals flex

  2. Samurai Che says:


    Love it!

    The one kick is nothing compared to the help you’ve given me 🙂

    Look forward to working with you in 2011 my good friend

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