Need to improve agility and ground speed

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Surtur, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Surtur

    Surtur Yellow Belt

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    Hey all, I just started BJJ, and so far so good. I'm really enjoying it, anyways.

    I've never been a big gym-goer, but I really want to continue to improve my BJJ game as much as I can. My lack of gym experience is proving to be a slight hinderence as I am not sure which exercises I should be doing to complement my training. If anybody has a workout plan, or can direct me to one that would be great. I'm concerned about improving explosiveness for sweeps, and my overall speed on the ground, but like I said, I'm new to BJJ and am not sure what I should be doing to complement my training.

    Everything from weight loads (% of one-rep max) to type of exercies, to whatever else is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. RobT

    RobT Purple Belt

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    You'd be better off checking around the S&P forum (read the stickies). Work out a rough routine, and then ask for a critique of it (with info on your current size and goals).

    I'm in the same situation. Lifting to supplement my BJJ/MMA training.

    I'm currently doing a 3 day a week powerlifting routine. The split is: push, pull and squat. Each day I do a main lift (usually bench, deadlift or squat, depending on the day) and 2 to 3 assistance exercises, sticking to compound lifts. I also do heavy ab work.
     
  3. stephensharp

    stephensharp Brown Belt

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    Look up pliometrics on Google, and start using body weight exercises. Also, ask your instructor, succesful competitors in your gym/club, and others. Start small, work your way up... If you haven't really worked out before, bring a buddy to the gym, suck up your pride, and let him show you how to do stuff. I could throw a bunch of shit at you right now, but you're just as likely to hurt yourself, or get nothing out of it because you do it differently.

    Find a buddy, hit the gym/track/pool. ESPECIALLY the pool.
     

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