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Postby Adam Henry » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:37 am

Hey linkers I need some advice...I'd like to increase my cardio for BJJ what do you guys recommend? what have you yourself found success with? Please keep in mind I cannot always get to the gym to roll all the time to increase my cardio that way so I'am looking for something I can do outside of class...Also I would say that my cardio is the biggest hole in my game :oops: any recommendations would be appreciated thanks
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Re: Cardio for BJJ

Postby Fearless6691 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:38 pm

Lift weights, heavy, 3-5 reps, 3-5 sets. Bench, squat deadlift. Eat more, roll more. Relax
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Re: Cardio for BJJ

Postby 808_Hawaii » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:03 pm

Adam of course you can go running and such but there is no better cardio for BJJ then continuous free rolling.

Fearless6691 wrote:Lift weights, heavy, 3-5 reps, 3-5 sets. Bench, squat deadlift. Eat more, roll more. Relax


And wow thats the exact type the training I do.. Heavy compounds for power haha. Curious whats your weight/stats like?
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Re: Cardio for BJJ

Postby Fearless6691 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:35 am

808_Hawaii wrote:Adam of course you can go running and such but there is no better cardio for BJJ then continuous free rolling.

Fearless6691 wrote:Lift weights, heavy, 3-5 reps, 3-5 sets. Bench, squat deadlift. Eat more, roll more. Relax


And wow thats the exact type the training I do.. Heavy compounds for power haha. Curious whats your weight/stats like?

Weight Class: 155
Dead Lift: 350x5 1RM 400
Squat: 205x5 1RM 230
Bench: 185x5 1RM 200
SOHP: 110x5 1RM 125
Pull upsx5-35lbs
I walk around 175 - 180
How about you? I'm not trying to get into a dick measuring contest, just curious
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Re: Cardio for BJJ

Postby 808_Hawaii » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:09 pm

Fearless6691 wrote:
808_Hawaii wrote:Adam of course you can go running and such but there is no better cardio for BJJ then continuous free rolling.

Fearless6691 wrote:Lift weights, heavy, 3-5 reps, 3-5 sets. Bench, squat deadlift. Eat more, roll more. Relax


And wow thats the exact type the training I do.. Heavy compounds for power haha. Curious whats your weight/stats like?

Weight Class: 155
Dead Lift: 350x5 1RM 400
Squat: 205x5 1RM 230
Bench: 185x5 1RM 200
SOHP: 110x5 1RM 125
Pull upsx5-35lbs
I walk around 175 - 180
How about you? I'm not trying to get into a dick measuring contest, just curious


Pretty impressive lifts bro

I compete in the 155-160 class depending on the tournament.
Deadlift 1RM 385
Squat 275x5 Haven't tried maxing
Bench 225x7 1RM 265
SOHP 135x5 Haven't tried maxing as well.
Currently 170.

Note I've been lifting for 2 years but you'd probably out grapple me so it doesn't matter :biggrin:
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Re: Cardio for BJJ

Postby Fearless6691 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:11 am

Fearless6691 wrote:
808_Hawaii wrote:Adam of course you can go running and such but there is no better cardio for BJJ then continuous free rolling.

Fearless6691 wrote:Lift weights, heavy, 3-5 reps, 3-5 sets. Bench, squat deadlift. Eat more, roll more. Relax


And wow thats the exact type the training I do.. Heavy compounds for power haha. Curious whats your weight/stats like?

Weight Class: 155
Dead Lift: 350x5 1RM 400
Squat: 205x5 1RM 230
Bench: 185x5 1RM 200
SOHP: 110x5 1RM 125
Pull upsx5-35lbs
I walk around 175 - 180
How about you? I'm not trying to get into a dick measuring contest, just curious


Pretty impressive lifts bro

I compete in the 155-160 class depending on the tournament.
Deadlift 1RM 385
Squat 275x5 Haven't tried maxing
Bench 225x7 1RM 265
SOHP 135x5 Haven't tried maxing as well.
Currently 170.

Note I've been lifting for 2 years but you'd probably out grapple me so it doesn't matter :biggrin:[/quote]]
Very nice lifts man! Squat is very impressive, you must be stocky? I'm 6ft and very long limbed, so lifting is harder or me to be strong on paper at. I have been lifting seriously for about 8 months now.

Starting to do serious strength training was probably the biggest improvement in my game.
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Re: Cardio for BJJ

Postby exsanguinator » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:20 pm

A very simple easy way to improve your cardio for BJJ is just to focus on your breathing. A lot of beginner to intermediate grapplers lose most of their wind because they are are not breathing correctly. Not that I'm any kind of grappling master or anything but what I found that helped me when I was training was focusing on keeping a steady even breathing pattern.

Not only will you conserve your energy you will also be a lot more calm and collected while rolling and better able to think through your situation. Have you ever seen someone lift something heavy and hold their breath while doing it? That is a terrible waste of oxygen and a lot of people do it while grappling without even noticing.

Stay calm, breath, and let your body do what it is trained to do. You don't need to panic and blow your load, so to speak, cause then you'll get subbed.
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Re: Cardio for BJJ

Postby Funme7al » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:18 pm

Fearless6691 wrote:Lift weights, heavy, 3-5 reps, 3-5 sets. Bench, squat deadlift. Eat more, roll more. Relax


This is exactly what you shouldn't do for cardio. Muscle needs oxygen so lifting heavy and building muscle will get you out of breath faster. If anything, do lots of reps with lighter weight. If your lifting heavy, work at a faster pace to make it "cardioish". Do sprints, run, avoid isolated lifts such as benchpressing. Try getting into kettlebells and even have some workouts with just bodyweight.
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Re: Cardio for BJJ

Postby 808_Hawaii » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:09 am

Best advice my coach gave me when I was preparing for a tournament.

Just roll more to increase cardio :lol:
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