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Stamina versus Endurance

Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by 879lexus, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. 879lexus

    879lexus Blue Belt

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Brooklyn, New York
    Hey All,

    I'm trying to figure out the problem I have of 'gassing out' while rolling. I'm relatively new to BJJ and during the class, I start to gas. My breathing gets heavier and shorter. My muscles don't hurt, it's mostly my respirtory system needs air into my lungs. Is this a lack of Stamina or Endurance? I train 4 days a week for 1 hour. The guys in class tell me I need to start running on my days off.
  2. Bright5086200

    Bright5086200 Blue Belt

    Jul 18, 2010
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    New York
    yo. i have the same problem. Most of the time when i use my muscles more for moves than technique, i tend to gas out quicker. Maybe you should pace yourself better. But i like to go hard much like you.

    so i would like to get more about this from people. I guess the best thing to do would be to wrestle wrestle wrestle until you get that conditioning.
  3. pliftkl

    pliftkl Green Belt

    Sep 19, 2007
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    Austin, TX
    If you are new to BJJ, you are probably not nearly as relaxed as you need to be. People are trying to choke you, the adrenaline shoots up, and you tense up. Adding cardio isn't a bad thing (and is certainly helpful), but it's probably not going to address your immediate problem, which is to relax.

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