Warming up before a tourney

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  1. Pierced7681

    Pierced7681 Black Belt

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    I'm competing at the end of the month and was curious what some of you do before your first match.

    Do you just stretch your shit out and go in cold? Or do you like to get in a good work out and blow out your first wind?
     
  2. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

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    If they have a mat area and I have some training partners, I'll do a flow drill. Something very easy and light (something as cheesy as the upa and bridge to guard, simple guard break and knee over pass, leg over mount and then their turn).
     
  3. Pierced7681

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    how long do you usually drill this for?
     
  4. Sloth

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    15/20 minutes of drilling/flow rolling if I have a partner. If not I put on a hoodie and shadow grapple for 10/15 min. To loosen up
     
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    depends on when i'm competing. i like to compete as early as possible. I dont like watching everyone else compete cus it gets my adrenaline pumping when i don't need it to. I normally stretch out really well and then do something to break a nice little sweat.
     
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    When I get some sweat on my forehead.

    Then I'm warm, my muscles are all awake and my hear rate is a little higher than usual.
     
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    Stretch for like 10 minutes, then flow roll with my partner at like 20% just going back and forth from position to position for 10-15 minutes or so. Then sit around forever waiting for my division to get called.
     
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    I rarely get to warm up like I want to before a tournament. Between running around and seeing teammate compete, trying not to miss my bracket, nerves, and just waiting around while my group is going I've only timed it right a couple of times.
     

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