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?
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...