December 9, 2010

Great Conditioning Videos

Here are a couple of excellent conditioning videos I found all over the net.  Conditioning cannot be overlooked in ANY combat sport, yet it seems it is often the first thing to be thrown out the door as everyone always wants to jump to cool techniques, sparring, etc. etc.

A couple of months ago I was put in charge of our competition class on Saturday at NWJJA.  I had everyone take off their gi tops and started to do basic conditioning exercises (squats / hindu push ups /  turtles / etc.).  It took all of 10 minutes before a bunch of pissing and moaning was happening (started by a brown belt no less!), which led to no one really pushing.

"When can we roll?"
"What does this have to do with BJJ?"

WOW!!!  I was stupefied!  Of the handful of folks complaining, perhaps one had ever competed!  Yes, that's right... competition class full of folks not competing, bitching about conditioning for competition!!

Anyhoo.... check out these vids and hopefully integrate some of it into your own workout routine (if you have one) as these exercises are excellent!

Train Hard.  Train Smart.

Abdominal Exercises:

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