Runs helps to be in shape, but for sparring, interval training more than plain cardio helps. You can do as much cardio as you want, but if your anaerobic capacity is for ****, your cardio will not do you any good. It's like having a top of the line racing car with without an air filter and a single drop of oil.
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Intervals and fartleks are a must. Crapplin', boxin', all that requires anaerobic and aerobic! :qgaraduat
I was agreeing with you MAcho!
Just keep training as hard as you can and don't let up until you're dead.
When I started sub grappling I was gassing very quickly and tapping a lot as a result. After a month of just training and not much else outside of the gym, my stamina and fitness was miles better.
Just accept that you're gonna be a ***** until you're used to the training. Anything else you do outside will only speed up the process. Jogging might not make you better at sparring, but any benefit gained has got to be worth the effort.
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Much better results this week. Took an Aerius anit-histamine earlier, drank lots of water through out the day, also got a puffer from my Dr and took two hits of ventalin prior to class. Also they had the air conditioning on :)
Managed to do two hours. First hour ended with about 10 minutes of relatively light contact (although blocked a kick with my ankle and it hurts like a bitch) sparring
Second hour was all grappling after warm up and take down practice we grappled for about 25 minutes. Sat out a few minutes to do time keeping but I would say I grappled a total of 18 minutes and didn't gass once all though I came close when someone had side control on me and dropped their fat belly on my face. Still managed to get air in get put of that position and last to the end of the round.
Got tapped twice regardless but both to black belts and both do to applied submissions not me being unable to breath.
I also was more patient and waited and worked myself out of bad spots with out panicing
Thanks all for the advice I am a happier camper today.
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Jogging is good for losing weight, not so good for fight conditioning...it's usually too passive. A better choice is interval training. I like to go to a high school track. After a decent warm-up (I'm old so for me that's 4 easy laps), go like this: sprint the straights, jog the curves. Go balls-out on the straights. Do maybe 8 sprints in a session. This is pretty anaerobic, so depending on your legs you may want to do this every other day. Wind sprints, baby! Just like high school football!
Taku's intervals are good, do a search for "Taku's Intervals" and you'll find them. I've used them to prep for judo tournaments.
Rope skipping , with a sprint at the end in three minute rounds is good too.
And this sounds counterintuitive, but mix yoga in with this and you'll find you can learn to control the rhythym of your breathing better, so you dont' get all tense and winded as quickly.
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