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    There is a lot of cool information in this thread already! I follow Al Kavadlo a lot on his web site. He has some cool information and I have his book which is really good. A Zen aproach to working out.

    I love watching the BarStarzz youtube videos. They have got me back into pullups. I've done pullups a lot off and on, but have finally added them and kept them in my workout.

    I think it is a great exercise for grapplers because it helps all types of muscle groups that you will be using for grip fighting and pummeling.
    Combatives training log.

    Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

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    the indians have some cool wrestling (read grappling) specific exercises. The video is a good example of many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diesel_tke View Post
    There is a lot of cool information in this thread already! I follow Al Kavadlo a lot on his web site. He has some cool information and I have his book which is really good. A Zen aproach to working out.

    I love watching the BarStarzz youtube videos. They have got me back into pullups. I've done pullups a lot off and on, but have finally added them and kept them in my workout.

    I think it is a great exercise for grapplers because it helps all types of muscle groups that you will be using for grip fighting and pummeling.
    Pullups are excellent, but my favourite upper body pulling exercise are thick rope climbs without using your legs. I also follow Al he has some very good stuff on his website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruiser View Post


    the indians have some cool wrestling (read grappling) specific exercises. The video is a good example of many.
    The three indian exercises are a good staple. Have you done the Karl Gotch deck of cards workout with them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrh80 View Post
    The three indian exercises are a good staple. Have you done the Karl Gotch deck of cards workout with them?

    I was actually just going to put it up. Which exercises? I only know of scorpion and hindu pushups, push-hops, and squats.

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    Gotch's Bible

    Karl Gotch famously said "Conditioning is the best hold" and boy did he live up to that. One of his many routines was what he called the Bible, and here's how it goes:


    For this workout you will need a standard deck of playing cards.

    Clubs: Double the value for Hindu Squats.
    Spaids: Double value for Hindu Jumper Squats or burpees.
    Diamonds: Number value for Straight Pushups or Half-moon pushups
    Hearts: Number value for Hindu Pushups.

    Number Cards (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)= Given value.
    Face cards (Jacks, Queens, Kings)= 10 value.
    Aces= 11 value.
    Jokers= 20 value.

    Shuffle the deck well. Deal the top card. Do the number and exercise for that card. Then, without rest, deal the second card, and on and on until the entire deck is finished.

    For example if we deal a hand of five random cards:

    King of Clubs= 20 squats
    Joker= 40 squats or 20 hindu pushups
    Jack of Diamonds= 10 pushups
    Ace of Spaids= 22 jumpers
    3 of Hearts= 3 hindu pushups



    The entire thing can be done in about 30 minutes, but if you're just starting off I don't see that happening.


    In the beginning, you can break the cards up into sets, or take longer time to complete, or take out the advanced exercises, change the exercises, or not double the squat numbers.

    Here's another version:



    It's pretty damn hard but once you can go through a whole deck in 30 minutes you're pretty much a badass.

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    That is from his conditioning for combat sports video, which makes the youtube posting a copyright violation. There is a review for this video on bullshido for those interested:

    http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rc...nfhopC-A3TZNTw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruiser View Post
    I was actually just going to put it up. Which exercises? I only know of scorpion and hindu pushups, push-hops, and squats.
    Neck bridges as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrh80 View Post
    Neck bridges as well.
    I wouldn't think f that as a uniquely indian exercise, but you're right either way.

    TBH, I'm not sure Karl used the neck bridges in his bible routine... I think it's a Matt Furey addition.

    Either way, gotta learn to bridge.

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