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post #15 of (permalink) Old 08-13-2011, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by AdamThomas View Post
Hey guys, I'm just wondering if there are any specific excercises that will help me to strengthen my legs for ground fighting? I'm a strong guy for my size, yet when I'm on the floor my legs feel like they could be stronger, I really struggle to keep someone in my guard when I'm on the bottom because I can't keep my kegs squeezed together. Are there any specific strength drills to improve this, or do you get the strength from sparring?
Two things:

1. Ground-game drills that engages your legs in those awkward positions.

2. Full squats, and lots of it.

Telling a weightlifter that deep squats are bad for the knees is like telling a kickboxer that footwork is a bad strategy...
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