Grappling match coming up (conditioning for jj?)

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by koreanizm, Sep 7, 2005.

  1. koreanizm

    koreanizm Orange Belt

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    Its a no-gi match and I am wondering how you guys condition yourselves for a match. I have over a month.
     
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    Lots of rolling. Sprints are good too. I think corners are very beneficial (sprint the straight parts of a track and jog the corners). On the day of the event, roll real light before hand...don't get yourself tired out before you have a chance to show them your stuff. Good luck.
     
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    The best thing I think is round robin drills. You get in the middle and have to keep going with a fresh opponet, one after another. It will really get you in good tournament shape. You have to push youself though each time push yourself a little further..past the point where you want to quite.

    then of course running, interval training, and bodyweight stuff like squats, lunges, pushups,pullups etc are always good.
     
  4. koreanizm

    koreanizm Orange Belt

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    Great stuff guys. I really need to push my stamina before the match. I find that it is my largest weakness and losing because of that is pretty embarrassing.
     
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    Conditioning is king.

    Long distance for aerobic conditioning. Sprints for anaerobic conditioning.
    Low weight high rep weights for endurance. Sorry - but 1 month of heavy weights won't see much power increases.

    Sparring til exhaustion. Many, many, many rounds of sparring simulating tournament rules. When you are tired, keep going. And going. Even if it means you are going to lose matches. This pays off at the tournament.

    Also, long 10 minute matches at a medium pace are worthless. You should be doing short matches of extremely high intensity.

    Do not neglect takedown drills. And practice techniques that fall within the scope of the rules. No need to train an inverted heel hook if they dont allow that in your division.
     
  6. Bubble Boy

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    Damn skippy. GOOD advice. Listen to it. Or don't and lose.
     
  7. Odium

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    Takedowns are fundamental in pre tournament training since it lets you command the fight and often will give you ha huge point advantage.
     
  8. alexgncw

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    work on your cardio a LOT (jump rope, run, do basic bjj drills) conditioning is as important as anything in a tournament ... don't work too hard on weight lifting thats a mistake a lot of people make you won't get that much stronger in a month

    also the week before don't overwork yourself you dont' wanna go in there all banged up, not saying you shouldn't train but i like to stay away from doing like hard takedowns days before

    also don't fuck for a week before the tournament
     
  9. Jinzumkei

    Jinzumkei Rock El Columbian

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    good advice.

    Doing sprints followed by distance running always helped me. I've tried to get around it because I hate running, but there's just no substitution.
     

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