Page 1 of 2 12 Last
  1. #1
    I am a Ninja bitches!! Deal with it Join us... or die
    Goju - Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7,857
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Gym excecisies to get back into shape for BJJ

    Due to life and such I haven't done any real long committed training in almost 2 years.

    Things are now settling down and I want to go back to BJJ

    At 39 I want to spend a few months in the Gym, lose some weight, improve my cardio (my god I can't imagine doing BJJ with good cardio) and strengthen my back.

    Any thoughts or recommendations on good exercises for this?

  2. #2
    Fasten your seat belts, and prepare for lift off
    DKJr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    3,214
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    http://toughmudder.com/training-prep/

    Try this one. It's really helped me.

  3. #3
    PointyShinyBurn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    London, UK
    Posts
    4,220
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    The best exercise for BJJ is BJJ. Get back on the mat.

  4. #4
    Kintanon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Athens, Ga
    Posts
    5,682
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I second PSB. You'll get in shape faster for BJJ by getting on the mats than by doing anything in the gym.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Philippines
    Posts
    422
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    try this:

    http://www.shogunhq.com/2009/12/body...son-style.html

    I still do that about twice a week.

  6. #6
    Odacon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    3,631
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    You cant "get for for training", you train in what you want to do and get fit while doing it, trying to hit the ground running will only keep you in limbo.

  7. #7
    Fasten your seat belts, and prepare for lift off
    DKJr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Richmond, VA
    Posts
    3,214
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Kintanon View Post
    I second PSB. You'll get in shape faster for BJJ by getting on the mats than by doing anything in the gym.
    I used to agree, but nah man. Sprints, circuit lifting, and long distance running have really done wonders for my cardio. I came back off a two month hiatus stronger and better conditioned than ever due to training right.

    All I'm saying is that you CAN increase cardio/endurance for grappling without grappling, but I understand that people will probably just keep putting it off and never get back into training.

  8. #8
    I am a Ninja bitches!! Deal with it Join us... or die
    Goju - Joe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    7,857
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I have done this several times and when I go back I get injured. As I near 40 my body seems to be transmuting into paper mache.

    I am hoping if I lift some weights lose 20 pounds and do cardio first I'll break the cycle.

    I would rather do BJJ than go to a gym.

    If I was smart I would go back take it easy just drill not roll and work on getting in shape.

    But I am not smart, I will jump right back in.

    Although I am very cheap I would rather spend money on a new gi and a BJJ membership than a gym membership.

    hmmmmm

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    17
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    On a similar note, I'm a newb just getting into BJJ, and the group only gets together to roll twice a week.

    What exercises could I do throughout the week to improve general fitness for BJJ?

    Right now, I do about 30 minutes of swimming every second day, + at least 50 pushups and situps every day. Also am doing leg stretches from TKD.

  10. #10
    ChenPengFi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Hawai'i
    Posts
    3,891
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I do many reps of these types of movements when i can't make it to class.

Page 1 of 2 12 Last

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO