Originally Posted by hairy
Also, I would like to point out the immense collapse of logic on the sentence highlighted above. To be able to push a fattie off you is no different from lifting a huge amount of weight.
If you rub a pair of neurons together, you will notice the following:
A a large person, obese or not, will weight certainly over 180lbs, ****, maybe 200lbs and more.
If you cannot bench press your own bodyweight (130lbs), what changes you will have off pushing off a fattie? *
How are you going to develop the strenght required to move heavy **** off you if it's not by lifting, well, heavy ****?
It doesn't freaking matter if it's weight on a barbell, a sandbag, or someone's gut off and away from you. You lift heavy **** off you. Heavy **** is heavy ****, and, in principle, you'll use the same freaking limbs you have to lift heavy ****.
HAVE YOU READ THE STICKIES? HAVE YOU NOTICED THE OFF SEASON WEIGHT TRAINING PROGRAM USED BY THE WRESTLING OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY TEAM?
Seriously, this has been discussed a bloody million times and it's in the sticky. It's getting tiring of going over and over this same question all the time, when it's been answered plenty already.
Check the stickies.
* We are not mentioning the technicalities involved in getting people off you. W/o technique it's almost certain that no amount of strength will get you escape from under someone that is skillful (and strong.)
Your strength will complement your skills, and your lack of strength will impair your skills against someone equally skilled but stronger (or against someone sufficiently strong to compensate for some lack of skill compared to you.)
Another advantage of strength training is its carry over to injury prevention. Stronger muscles involved stronger ligaments and bones. You can certainly see this as a plus for your grappling.