I live/train in queens, and the only ass getting kicked will be mine. I speak from experience.
Do you ever train in Manhattan?
No. Went in for a few throwdowns but that's seemed to have dried up.
First let me say Congrats! on registering for your first tournament. Hopefully it will be far from your last!
I have a workout I do for the exact purpose I think you're looking for, so hopefully you'll find it as useful as I have. But don't tell anybody about it cause it's like one of my competition secrets, ok?
It's basically just like gregaquaman suggested, where the workout is centered on calisthenics that will make you work.
I preform the following where one round equals:
burpees or pop-ups (burpee without a jump) (20-25)
squats or any lower body (25-30)
squats or any lower body
abs (2 diff. exercises, 25-30 rep each)
rinse and repeat for a total of 4-5 rounds. I suggest preforming variations of squats/lower body and push-ups to keep your muscles guessing and mind from not getting bored; add plyo **** too if you'd like, it doesn't really matter. Supplementing pull-ups for push-ups for one entire workout is also super fucking burly and works just fine.
I like to have the last 1-2 rounds be grappling-related exercises. This is to practice/drill your fundamental grappling exercises while you are quite/very fatigued.
For example, try this:
guard sit-out (16, 8 each side)
abs (grappling conducive ab exercises preferred; reverse sit-ups, triangles, half-guard crunches, open guard sit ups, etc)
The key to this workout is to go FUCKING fast with minimal rest between rounds, if any. Of course reduce or raise the rep count as you see fit. There are a million variations of this workout you could do and it works anywhere with no weights required. Try it out and make it work for you.
Here's some sites I use from time to time to get ideas on new body weight routines. Google is your friend too, especially for vids on grappling drills you may not know about.
Omega, you think it's worthwhile to make a video about 'cheating the rules'?
Nah. Why point out theobvious flaws in the rules?
Originally Posted by animlmthr