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  1. Southpaw is online now
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    Dealing with Discomfort

    Having recently started training BJJ on a regular basis at a good school...I am finding that I really need to work on dealing w/ discomfort.

    I have always had a pretty high pain tolerance...but the discomfort of being in a not-so-good position in BJJ is really bothering me...and seems very different to my body than regular pain.

    I'm wondering if any of you folks w/ more experience might be able to pass along some tips for dealing w/ being in uncomfortable positions?

    Is it safe to assume that this is one of those things that is only going to get better w/ time and more training?
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    Relax, and BREATH.
  3. FictionPimp is offline

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    I had my wife sit and bounce on my chest while I layed on the floor and watched tv. This did two things.

    1) It got me used to preasure on my chest (even if she is a lot lighter then the guys I roll with)
    2) It lead to sex, which is always a good thing.
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    Relax and breathe and yes.
  5. Das Moose is offline
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    Posted On:
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    This would probably be a good time for me to ask - any of you more experienced BJJers wanna suggest something I can do to mitigate a nasty knee-on-stomach? At class last saturday I was rolling with a massive guy (i'm not that big myself) who wasnt able to get any subs but his knee-on-stomach was so damn painful that I had to tap. That evening at a party my damn chest hurt whenever small females were hugging me goodbye.

    So - anyway to mitigate it, or should I just get better at escaping real fast?
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    There is nothing more to say about being in a bad position other than remember that feeling. It is probably the feeling of helplessness rather than discomfort. The more familiar you are with that feeling and your ability to recover into a better position will give you confidence.
  7. MONGO is offline

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    My only suggestion for KoB resistance is more sit ups. The stronger your abs are, the less your stomach can be compressed and the easier for you to avoid being flattend out. I can't flatten out one of the small Browns because his abs are like rocks, not to mention that his positioning is great so his escapes are like butter.
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    No trick to it. Just relax, breathe, and realize it takes a little getting used to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MONGO
    My only suggestion for KoB resistance is more sit ups. The stronger your abs are, the less your stomach can be compressed and the easier for you to avoid being flattend out. I can't flatten out one of the small Browns because his abs are like rocks, not to mention that his positioning is great so his escapes are like butter.
    We train to put the point of the knee in the floating ribs actually, and that's a bitch to get used to when someone's really intent on digging it in. Just have to keep moving really.
  10. pauli is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Das Moose
    This would probably be a good time for me to ask - any of you more experienced BJJers wanna suggest something I can do to mitigate a nasty knee-on-stomach? At class last saturday I was rolling with a massive guy (i'm not that big myself) who wasnt able to get any subs but his knee-on-stomach was so damn painful that I had to tap. That evening at a party my damn chest hurt whenever small females were hugging me goodbye.

    So - anyway to mitigate it, or should I just get better at escaping real fast?
    a: like everyone said, ab work. don't forget the obliques!

    b: don't roll with fat fucks three times your size.
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