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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Brand Nizzle, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. Brand Nizzle

    Brand Nizzle Guest

    Whenever I am in an intense grappeling session (bjj or wrestling) and there a lot of tieing up or resitance between me and my opponent something happens to my arms/forearms. It's as if they completely fill up with blood, they go kind of numbish, and it is SO hard for me to even open and close my hands. I experianced this while doing heavy lifting too. It's so frustrated and it bothers me so much. Does anyone know why this happens, what to do, or has it happened to anyone else? Thx.
     
  2. b0b

    b0b Banned Banned

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    They are going to "sleep" meaning there is not enough blood flow.
     
  3. Brand Nizzle

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    Shit. Well, I guess that is what it feels like. What can I do to stop this from happening?
     
  4. bigdude1

    bigdude1 Banned Banned

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    I disagree, I think the opposite is happening. Too much blood flow. When I superset biceps for example, my forearms get really pumped. Which makes it difficult to manipulate my hands and fingers.
     
  5. Brand Nizzle

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    I think that sounds more accurate as to how my arms feel.
     
  6. yeah when i get the pump from lifting (mainly superset curls+extentions like above) while my arms shake a little from exhaustion they are hard to control because such blood flow.

    do you take any suppliments? vitamins? drink enough water? massage your arms before and after and during stretches. stretch a ton: morning, before you sleep, before and after workouts. take a hot bath and relax.. good for muscles. massage your arms.

    you might want to see a doctor. too much or too little blood flow can be serious. are you eating well?
     
  7. Mark Allen

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    Nizzle, can i ask how long you have been training? Also, my guess is we are talking Gi here?

    One suggestion is to think about if you are gripping the entire time. Many of the new guys at the school, lock on for dear life and get what you are experincing. Check each situation, if you have a grip going, does it need to be full power? most times i would venture, it doesnt need to be. You can keep your hands in position, but only grip hard when necessary, the rest of the time try to use a minimul grip,
    just my thoughts.
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    This happens to some other guys at my club some times. Your pushing to hard and grabbing too tight. Need to relax a bit and quit trying so hard. a good grip is important but dont keep it so tight and your for arms so stiff that they become catatonic....
     
  9. barbwire44

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    Same thing used to happen to me, It's a pump. Just like weightlifting, really seemed worse while taking creatine, I remedied it by taking 400mg of ibuprofen and lots of water throughout the day before practice. Also had to stop taking the creatine, really enjoyed the creatine pump while lifting but didn.t enjoy losing my grip half way through a match.
     
  10. Q mystic

    Q mystic Silver Belt

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    Sounds like lactic acid build up. They say a good cardio base will help with the removal of lactic acid, which is what remains after you burn 'mucle energy'.
     
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    demolidor77 Blue Belt

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    Probably lactic acid from using the muscle too much. Get fitter, fight smarter and massage the forearms for instant relief.
     
  12. Wolverine

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    You are grabbing to hard. This use to happen to me.

    Also, warm up your arms and forearms, and make sure you stretch your forearms.

    Try not to work your forarms on the same day you are doing BJJ.

    BTW, how is your cardio? This can also be a factor.

    Wolverine
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  13. afjiu-jitsuguy

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    in motocross we call that "arm pump" it is where u r working your forearms and twisting ur wrist to work the throttle and ur trying to hang on and when ur done ur arms feel huge-is that what ur talking about
     
  14. TapSD

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    Its called Lactic acid...thats the burn you feel when you lift or grapple..
     
  15. VampireMonk

    VampireMonk Black Belt

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    your using too much stength,

    imagine your wearing boxing gloves, & stop using grips completely.
    train like that, it will force you to rely less on holding on so tight for dear life.
     
  16. Mirada

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    Calm down.

    The death grip should only be used in life-or-death situations.

    Hence the name.
     
  17. Os3y3ris

    Os3y3ris Green Belt

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    I thought the name was derived from rigormortis? Anyways, never heard of that happening. Odd.
     

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