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Old 02-05-2007, 12:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Grappling Endurance Training

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Im new to the forums. Been looking through for info on Grappling Endurance but havent found too much. I may not be looking hard enough.

Im after peoples opinions on how to build grappling stamina.

Ive taken up BJJ/MMA and am having a tough time with endurance. More specifically, escaping mount etc.

After a few minutes hard wrestling, I find that by the time ive managed to escape mount, ive lost the will to push for a controlling position. Both mentally and physically. Which results in me spending alot of time on my back. (a very unpleasant place to be)

Its not my cardio, as i do alot of cycling.
It seems to be muscle endurance and will power. (laziness)

Does anyone have any suggested training or routines that would benefit this. Other than just more grappling . Which i do currently.

Are high rep weight sessions a good option?

Gimmie anything. I tired of getting owned on the mat. time for some hardcore training and pay back.
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You shouldn't really need to work out for BJJ. It seems to me you're just being over agressive, which I used to do a lot. If you're mounted, turn to your side and use both hands to push their leg down. As you push it down, bring up you bottem leg and apply half guard. Once they're in half guard you can apply lock down (bear hug?) and wait until you have a chance to move. I had this problem a lot at first, but once I just relaxed and went w/ the flow, I started submitting a lot of people and getting submitted a lot less.

[EDIT] But if lifting weights is how you wanna do it, high reps w/ short breaks between sets.

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Old 02-05-2007, 12:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah im into the whole relax and go with it. And that has helping my game ALOT.

But when I grapple guys who are physically stronger than me, I find the technique only approach goes out the window and I have to use a bit more strength in addition to get the job done.

The hip/elbow escape is not that easy when someone heavier and stronger really wants to tie you up.

i understand this is probably mostly because my skills are not all that good so im using a bit more braun than brain.

but surely strength comes into it still even when your advanced.
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Old 02-05-2007, 12:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Trust me I know what ya mean. At the gym I train in there's no belts or anything, so I'm usually wrestling guys w/ 20+ LBS on me and 2+ years experience. =)
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:13 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Im in the same boat man, ive been going at BJJ for only a few months now and im rolling with guys who have done it for 3-5 years so im used to getting my ass handed to me. I find its best to just try and get used to it, cuz the better ppl you train with the better you'll one day be.

Also, if you can take a gi class, this seemed to level the playing feild a bit for me against stronger/heavier opponents.
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Okay, you can run, but running only makes it so you can recover youre energy faster, what you have to do is, do jumping jacks for 3minutes, then run for 1 minute then jumping jacks for 3 minutes, and keep doing that for 20 minutes, when you can do that, rolling with people will be a breeze.

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it comes with mat time. what you are doing is not using your brain when on the mat, your trying to muscle everything around, over time you will learn to not shoot your load so early.
it will come with time, relaxing is a key factor.. oh yea, if your adrenaline is flowing before you set on the mat you will be dead tired in like 5 seconds

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Hi,

Im new to the forums. Been looking through for info on Grappling Endurance but havent found too much. I may not be looking hard enough.

Im after peoples opinions on how to build grappling stamina.

Ive taken up BJJ/MMA and am having a tough time with endurance. More specifically, escaping mount etc.

After a few minutes hard wrestling, I find that by the time ive managed to escape mount, ive lost the will to push for a controlling position. Both mentally and physically. Which results in me spending alot of time on my back. (a very unpleasant place to be)

Its not my cardio, as i do alot of cycling.
It seems to be muscle endurance and will power. (laziness)

Does anyone have any suggested training or routines that would benefit this. Other than just more grappling . Which i do currently.

Are high rep weight sessions a good option?

Gimmie anything. I tired of getting owned on the mat. time for some hardcore training and pay back.
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You shouldn't really need to work out for BJJ. .
with all due respect i have to disagree...nearly, if not every, competetive athlete does some kind of strength and conditioning training nowerdays...using good technique and staying calm reduces the need to use more energy, which is what you were basically saying, which i completely agree with...
for me personally, high rep explosive training with kettlebells (or dumbbells) is a great way to build endurance that transfers to the endurance requirements of grappling...
have a look at this link to find out more and see where i got the idea from
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/mahler8.htm
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