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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by ATTfighter, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. ATTfighter

    ATTfighter Blue Belt

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    I can train Jiu Jitsu for 2 hours and train hard grappeling for a 1/2 hour strait without getting too winded.. i can also swim a 500 in under 10 minutes and feel fine afterwards... but i get winded after a 1/2 mile of running.. im 5'11 175lbs and i dont have much body fat.. WHY THE HELL CANT I RUN WHEN I CAN DO ANY OTHER TYPE OF CARDIO
     
  2. my big toe

    my big toe Yellow Belt

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    It's because conditioning is specific to the activity that you train in. It takes time for your leg muscles to become conditioned to running, your heart and lungs may be in great shape, but you still need to run to get better at running. Having a well conditioned heart and lungs would give you advantage over someone who is a couch potato, but you still have put in the time running, and you may want to adjust your running program if your not making gains with each training session.
     
  3. Sanni Wehbe

    Sanni Wehbe Amateur Fighter

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    That and the fact that not everyone is made for every sport.
     
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    Hamit Aktas Amateur Fighter

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    There are different "types" of cardio. I could run long distances at a high pace. But when I started out grappling, I gassed in two minutes. Now I can grapple for 20 minutes nonstop.
    If you start running you'll probably get used to it pretty fast and you won't get tired as fast.
     
  6. muerteverde

    muerteverde Black Belt

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    Keep at the running and you will get better pretty quickly I would imagine, taking into account your cardio in other activities. It always took me a while to adjust between seasons back in high school, going from swimming to running, from running to swimming. Also, work on your stride efficiency. You may be moving up and down too much and not farawrd enough. This is a very common mistake, one which I made for years, and you will really notice the diference. It should feel almost as if you are pulling the road (or trail) beneath you and not bounding or leaping or pushing, if you are doing distance running. Should feel very smooth.
     
  7. iiiiiiiiii

    iiiiiiiiii Yellow Belt

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    All cardio is different, I was a swimmer when I was younger and I quit swimming and started lacrosse and fighting. I can run for a good 45 min with out a problem, but when I hop back in a pool I am tired after a few laps. You just need to get your legs conditioned and your body used to that work out.
     
  8. Duncon76

    Duncon76 Blue Belt

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    Good answers. We all adapt to what we do. Our body becomes our function. It will not expel any more energy then what it needs too...Sux..meaning we all cannot be great at everything at the sametime.
     
  9. Pappas

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    nice one
     
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    How's your form? Good form makes a big difference. Most people think that you're born with a "natural" stride and that's it.....BS. Find a running coach or watch some footage of olympic sprinters and distance runners for some tips. There are several web sites with "efficient running" tips. You need to pay attention to your breathing too. Running is easy, running correctly takes practice.
     
  11. Ian Coe

    Ian Coe Silver Belt Professional Fighter

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    depends on the intensities and muscular endurance I would imagine.
    JJ is hard on the muscles more then the wind (for me anyway), swimming 500m in 10 minutes isn't a fast pace IMO, but its more breathing pattern and again musclar endurance.
    Running is all in the legs and lungs. Swimming and grappling are mostly upper body and one type of breathing patterns, whereas running is lower body and a completely different breathing pattern.

    You didn't mention how long you've tried to get back into the running for. If its the first time out and your whining your not doing well, keep at it and the breathing pattern will evolve and you'll be fine.
     
  12. teep

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    Listen to Ian and Toe.

    Pura Vida Tico---eres Tico cien por cien o eres Tico Falso?
     
  13. Brandinho

    Brandinho Guest

    Run more. It will come in time. Can't really compare swimming or BJJ to running. Totally different things.
     
  14. jscott

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    Its a different movement. Keep running and you'll be fine
     
  15. LPF4

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    Better late than never to reply.

    You never mentioned how fast you were trying to run. Do a search for heart rate zones. Run somewhere between 70-80% bpm of your max heart rate and I'm sure you'll run at least a half mile. As mentioned before if you want to be good at it you have to do it.
     
  16. moodymikey

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    keep running and eventually you will get good at running. it sounds simple, but thats really all there is too it. good luck bro!
     

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