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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by thrustyourhips, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. thrustyourhips

    thrustyourhips White Belt

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    It seems like a ton of people at my school are going down with knee injuries. I was wondering if you guys thought there was a correlation between how hard you train and likelihood of getting hurt. For the most part, I train pretty light, maybe 75%, play a lot of guard in the gi, which can have some stalling involved. I haven't gotten hurt yet, but the one time I thought I almost did (knee popped, but no damage) was a day I decided to really roll hard.

    Should you train 110% all the time or train like 75% and not risk getting hurt. I'd hate to have to take a 6 month break because of being too aggressive.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. TalkShowOnMute

    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    Medium intensity, once every two weeks.
     
  3. Foppa21

    Foppa21 Black Belt

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    I try light/medium intensity and tap early rather than late. Once in awhile, you have to "train like you fight" (which I hate), but you've got to do it just to prove that you can. If I'm lucky I can switch on that mode once a month
     
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    riddumnation619 White Belt

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    are you guys serious?????? not to be billy badass but i think you should train a lot harder than that.
     
  5. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    My injuries are more related to who I roll with. I never got injured with high belts. I get injured with newbies.
     
  6. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    What belt are you in BJJ?
     
  7. randomg1t

    randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    this. but i have a few monsters that i just have to go 100% on because they're bigger and more skilled. if i hold back they're bored to death. they usually run over me even when i do go full force anyway. other than those few guys, i think light and smooth movement is key.

    by the way, your sig is the tits. "is this a declaration of war? is this some white ****s joke that black ****s don't get? coz i'm not fucking laughing, nicholas!"
     
  8. thebully

    thebully Banned Banned

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    sometimes train really hard, then taper it down for bit.

    it's cyclical, helps me recover when i'm feeling overtrained.
     
  9. village_idiot

    village_idiot Blue Belt

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    It really depends whats going on in my life at the time.

    When I've got very little on the go and can focus on bjj... I like to train as if I'm preparing for a tournament.


    Other times, its really just about showing up a few times a week and rolling at about 40-50%.
     
  10. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Unless my opponent is a brand new white belt or physically very small, I am always trying hard to submit him. So I guess I'm always training "hard," almost as hard as I would in a competition. But I try not to "muscle" moves that aren't there, and I am pretty relaxed and always pacing myself. If I used a lot of energy improving my position, I will take a short little "break" to catch my breath.

    I have kind of a nagging knee pain and I pulled my groin one time. I also got a mild shoulder sprain one time from being taken down. No serious injuries so far though.
     
  11. Hamsterdam

    Hamsterdam Orange Belt

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    I roll hard, but drill and practice techniques light, so overall my workout is medium/light. When I'm at the gym lifting weights or whatever, I go medium/hard.
     
  12. AaronWindy

    AaronWindy White Belt

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    Depends on who I'm training with. If I'm going with a Blue Belt or higher I'm going to go pretty hard, not 100% intensity but as hard as intense as I need to in order to get the tap. If I'm with a white belt I take down the intensity to where I can get subs and position easy without using much strength at all.
     
  13. mikecello

    mikecello ...in bed belt

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    I dunno, when I roll I'm not trying to kill anyone but I do try to win. I guess you can call that 80%. Just rolling to me should be as effortless as possible so if I am huffing and puffing and trying to force things I try to calm myself and slow down a bit.
     
  14. The K1000

    The K1000 Orange Belt

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    Which is why in 3 years you'll either quit due to injury or be too injured to compete.

    Train a lot, but don't train "HARD". Roll smart, not hard.
     
  15. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    I go medium, hard, hard, hard, medium, and light. Sometimes I go medium-hard or medium-light.

    I listen to my very body very carefully. I try not to "strain" at any time unless I am down in points in a big match with time running out.

    People say I go hard all the time but it's not true...
     
  16. mtruitt76

    mtruitt76 Purple Belt

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    I go hard pretty much all the time. The only times I don't is when I go against someone smaller or a white belt. My instructor pairs us up according to size and skill level, so I rarely go against someone smaller or a white belt.

    You can train at 100% and not get injured as long as you aren't a spaz
     
  17. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    As hard as the other guy is training. I just base the roll on his intensity, since I am usually bigger.
     
  18. keynote

    keynote Purple Belt

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    Medium-light. It's been my experience that when I go hard, my technique suffers.

    But still, I'll go hard a few times a month.

    (there's an easy joke here, can you find it?)
     
  19. Ralff

    Ralff Yellow Belt

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    I go fast but not hard, if that makes any sense.
     
  20. daninnashville

    daninnashville Orange Belt

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    My gym is pretty laid back, which is why I like it. Everyone rolls at a pretty relaxed pace, although I will gradually add more aliveness if I'm feeling it. I like that I can train a lot without any major injuries and yet still feel tired after class. Balance I suppose.
     

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