Problem attempting the triangle choke

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Protegejoe296, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Protegejoe296

    Protegejoe296 Blue Belt

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    I'm having a problem when I attempt the triangle choke. When I go to shrimp into position, my calf completely cramps up. I have no problem with this doing any other techniques. Any suggestions/solutions? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. HitamiAkaya

    HitamiAkaya White Belt

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    maybe you have short legs or naturally tight calves?
     
  3. Protegejoe296

    Protegejoe296 Blue Belt

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    A little bit of both, any way to work around it?
     
  4. LordarshynBJJ

    LordarshynBJJ Blue Belt

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    stretch more...

    I cramp up sometimes but not nearly as much as I used to.
     
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    When you get in position to apply the triangle choke, remember to hip out just enough so that your calf has a really good bite on the person's neck. It's easier to lock in the triangle when you do and should definitely relieve some cramping there.
     
  6. RadBoy

    RadBoy He conquers who endures

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    Maybe you are low on potassium or magnesium? Don't forget to take your multi and don't forget bannanas.
     
  7. LeatherWhip

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    bananas before class FTW
     
  8. STFUjiujitsu

    STFUjiujitsu Blue Belt

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    I get an awkward pain on the inside of my knee sometimes when He's fighting me a lot and I have to squeeze my knees tight. Other than that, I don't ever cramp up or anything.
     
  9. MatthewC

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    Your calf muscles are tight.

    Stretch them, and give them a deep tissue massage.
     
  10. Bluemirage

    Bluemirage Yellow Belt

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    Agree with others...give your calves a good stretch before and after each class to gain more flexibility. Increase your intake of electrolytes to decrease likelihood of cramping and shoots your hip up more to get a better grip on your opponent's neck.
     
  11. Protegejoe296

    Protegejoe296 Blue Belt

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    Thanks everyone.
     
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    word.
     
  13. The Colonel

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    Stretch your calves
    Be hydrated
    Eat the occasional banana + take vitamins

    and you'll be good to go.
     

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