Being a very undersized Middleweight competitor (up to 181.5lbs with the gi on), I have two choices: cut the few pounds to be a Lightweight (168lbs) either each time or permanently, or gain weight — preferably muscle. So I decided on option 2: muscle.
Getting another membership and finding the time to get there just wasn’t feasible, along with the fact that I didn’t have a workout plan.
Problem 1: a gym. Answer 1: Douglas College. Students get access to the weight room and other facilities during their posted hours.
Problem 2: finding time. Answer 2: Before, after, or between classes. Certainly makes it worth the drive when I can do something on campus that is longer than a single class a day.
Problem 3: a workout plan. Answer 3: Jack-Attack! My boy Jack, a wrestler on the SFU team and a classmate of mine, was already doing sessions at the gym. He, like I, was on campus five days a week. It was only natural that we join forces to be gym-boys together.
Boom, problem solved! Now I just have to actually gain weight. The bonus side of things: we’re doing some anaerobic cardio as well, something that is a must for wrestling and BJJ. We’ll get stronger, we’ll get more endurance when the pressure is on, and we’ll look good doing so.
–Kiyoshi “The Prototype”
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