Posted On:2/24/2004 10:38am
Style: BJJ, MMA
I don't think any footwork increases that you get by training in the water will have any positive impact on your footwork while standing on land - probably the opposite if any. Your balance is totally different, and the way you can move in the water is not the same as the way you move on land.
Posted On:2/24/2004 10:42am
if all you care about is conditioning - you could train in a pool. You'd still be better off swimming though.
As for developing fighting skills in a pool...if you plan to fight in a pool I think it's a great idea.
Posted On:2/24/2004 10:47am
I was just thinking like when your on a business trip or just a trip in general, and you don't want to workout in there fitness room, but say your going swimming..... just beats floating on the gorilla float....
Posted On:2/24/2004 10:53am
Swim for a while to get your exercise, then jump the maid early in the morning to work on your standup, clinch and grappling.
Posted On:2/24/2004 10:58am
"Swim for a while to get your exercise, then jump the maid early in the morning to work on your standup, clinch and grappling."
Good point... I can see it now.... Wife: "What are you doing" Me: " My MA workout...." SLAP!!! ( OK, breath out.....ouch)
Posted On:2/24/2004 10:59am
why would you take your wife on a 'business' trip???
Posted On:2/24/2004 11:25am
To give her the business.....silly......
Posted On:2/24/2004 11:40am
doesn't your girlfriend get pissed?
Posted On:2/24/2004 1:08pm
Posted On:2/24/2004 1:40pm
A friend of mine had knee surgery a few years ago and aftewards trained in a pool. Since the water relieves some of the weight the joints have to bear, he could still get some practice in. Even to this day, long since his knee recovered, he still likes the pool training, because he believes his kicking improved a lot after training regularly in the pool for a while... Probably for the reason that Pizdoff pointed out-the water resistance helped build up the leg muscles...
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