Posted On:5/22/2007 9:52pm
Style: creonte on hiatus
Towel pull ups dude. Just don't overdo them. And check that article on "combat grip" at grapplearts.com. Good luck ;)
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Posted On:5/23/2007 7:06am
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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Posted On:5/23/2007 7:55am
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Posted On:5/23/2007 10:43am
I just want his **** in my dick.
Posted On:5/23/2007 12:07pm
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Posted On:5/23/2007 2:39pm
Style: Chemical Assistance
Your legs should be fatigue slower than your arms due to the muscle fiber type predominance, unless you walk on your hands all the time or are built upside down like Irish women.
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Posted On:5/26/2007 11:48pm
Style: Mostly weights now...
Originally Posted by El Macho
Healthy, flexible, strong grips and wrists that can withstand torque along their natural range of motion are the basis for arm strenght and endurance.
When it comes to pull ups (IMO), one should try to go to failure as fast as possible. Doesn't matter if you can do 20 or 2, the max effort is what counts, several sets per workout with little break in between sets. What matters the most in grappling is to have support grip (the ability to grip strongly for long periods of time) as opposed to crunch or pinch grip:
What helped me the most with that were towel pulls up and using ropes around dumbbell handles:
Levering exercises also help - I'd suggest you take a look at the combat grip article in www.grapplearts.com.
Be mindful however, not to overtrain your grips, wrists and forearms. Everytime you are working your chest, back, triceps or biceps, you are pounding the **** out of everything between your elbows and your fingers. Thus, it's easy to overtrain them.
From experience I can tell you it is very easy, and it takes a long time for them to recover. So I'd suggest you train them only once a week, preferably on a day in which you do not train grappling. Always stretch your hands and wrists and massage your forearms appropriately.
You usually have good advice but these exercises just made my nipples hard. Thanks for that.
Edit - after reading Kein Haar's comments, I'll change my answer to "great exercises bro!"
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