workout equipment advice

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  1. deadrabbit

    deadrabbit White Belt

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    looking to make a workout area..i have a 19 ft. by 12 ft. space. any advice on essential workout equipent for a wanna-be grappler.i weigh 300 lbs(220 would be a healthy weight).To get started I purchased the hatmaker floor bag workout DVD.i need to improve strength and cardio.Wondering about the sandbags from sandbag training.com. also wondering if the grappling dummies from combat sport are good for practicing submission stuff when real classes are limited. kinds of weights,medicine balls,etc. anyones 2 cents would help alot.
    thanks in advance!!:icon_chee
     
  2. finnegan

    finnegan Mountains and Fleas

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    Definitely invest in sandbags. They are an amazing strength, conditioning, and even somewhat skill tool to invest in. You can make your own medicine balls out of a basketball, some Gorilla Tape, and sand. It'll be able 25 lbs full.
    Also, you'll need some decently thick improv mats Until you can save up to get some decent ones, layer your area with carpet remnants/ cardboard/ carpet remnants/ cardboard. Get good mats eventually, but this is a really cheap temp. solution. Wear long sleeve "moisture wicking" T's and long pants to avoid too much mat burn. Good luck.
     
  3. mechanikjoe

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    I'd definently invest in an olympic bar and enough weight for you to lift. Medicine ball is a must, probably a jump rope, sandbags are good, you good make an adjustable kettlebell... Hmm, there's a lot more stuff, but the stuff you already wanna get and the stuff suggested so far is a good start.
     
  4. Cageside

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    Floor Mats: http://www.cagesidemma.com/tatami-puzzle-mats-for-mixed-martial-arts.html

    Neck Strengthener: http://www.cagesidemma.com/neck-strengthener.html

    Ab Wheel: http://www.cagesidemma.com/speed-jump-rope.html

    Jump Rope: http://www.cagesidemma.com/buddy-lee-magic-speed-jump-rope.html

    Gym Boss: http://www.cagesidemma.com/gyinti.html


    If I had to pick only one of the above items - I'd go with the Jump Rope. Jumping Rope provides an excellent workout in a short period of time. It helps your quads, calves, core and especially cardio endurance.

    The Gym Boss is an awesome timer which will allow you to set 2 minute rounds to start off and a 1 minute rest period - then 2 more minutes of jumping, etc...
     
  5. deadrabbit

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    thanks..any insructions to how take the medicine ball out of the basketball?

    thanks for the responses..keep 'em comin!!
     
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    I'd suggest looking upon http://www.rosstraining.com/ for training ideas and various 'how to ' guides on making training equipment and maybe buying a couple of his books.
     
  8. NE-PATRIOTS888

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    get an oly bar with a good amount of weight. Jump rope and a heavy bag.
     
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    get an oly bar with a good amount of weight. Jump rope and a heavy bag.
     
  10. mjfgf

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    If you are wanting to lift weights, I would get a power rack and some olympic weights. You can do just about any lift with a power rack and an adjustable bench. I would also look into getting a treadmill. It is always nice to have the option of running indoors when the weather is bad. Finally I would get a heavybag and a good pair of bag gloves. With these few items, you can get a lot of training done.

    As far as the training dummies go, they aren't the best for practicing submissions. What they are best for, in my opinion, are ground and pound and throws. If you had to, you could use your heavybag for these things.
     

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