Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Digitsu, May 17, 2014.
What kind of yoga would be best?
Yes, and Vinyasa.
YES! Wish I could type YES 1,000 times in response.
As an older grappler (late 30's) let me plead with all you younger guys to start doing yoga...or just buy a yoga book and start doing it on your own if you don't wanna join a class. Also...buy a foam roller and start spinal decompression. Get with a serious powerlifter/bodybuilder/crossfit guy and ask about the foam roller/spinal decompression stuff if you want. I did, and it worked miracles for my lower back and hips.
As you get a bit older, your joints and muscles get less mobile if you don't take care of them. I try to do 10-20 minutes of yoga/stretching/foam rolling after every training session. And I spend one entire day, usually Sunday, doing about 2 hours of 100% body maintenance. Yoga in a hot room, foam roll all the big muscles, stretch everything out, and finish with a 20 minute spinal decompression.
Works miracles, and keeps guys in their late 30's rolling just as hard as when I was in my 20's.
Yes, Vinyassa flow...Movement, static positions, breathing while uncomfortable...
It teaches you how to move better, and gets you more flexible. Hard to say no to this one.
Like Brainbar, I started doing 10-20 minutes after every class, and the results have been great so far. I highly recommend it!
I think yoga is a great supplement to any training. Most sports and physical activities involve just contracting muscles. Yoga aims to lengthen muscles that would shorten from the tenseness an open up your ball and socket joints
i'll agree that it introduces you to the idea of controlling your breathing, but moving with your breath is very different from trying to breathe with some huge ass guy crushing your chest with his shoulder.
Kundalini, man. If you can do that consistently for unlimited durations, you can breathe fine with any fat ass on top of you haha.
If I had more time, I would do it. One time I did a free class in the middle of the week, while grappling on all the other days, and it rejuvenated me like you wouldn't believe.
Vinyasa or Ashtanga, Vinyasa being more flow
yoga is good for flexibility, but only under the relaxation that comes with yoga, no matter how relaxed you are when you roll you still have a large portion of muscles being under strain, which right away takes away that flexibilty, look into Elastic Steel, its pretty badly put together but the excercises are solid
This question comes up every once in a while. I always say an emphatic "YES!"...
*increased core strength
*increased balance (this is what was affected the most on me, I became nigh unsweepable after a few months of yoga)
*surrounded by friendly hot chicks wearing skin tight clothes
Im 38 and I appreciate all this info! I do yoga twice a week but now I think I should do it more often.
The Ashtanga primary series.
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