David Jacobs' BJJGround Best exercises to help jj skill

11/25/19 10:05 AM
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For those who lift or exercise outside of class

 

what are the best lifts or even whole exercises that transition into bjj the best?

best stretches? 
 

best form of cardio?

11/25/19 10:27 AM
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Work your CORE...probably best advice I can give.

11/25/19 12:22 PM
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Romo Detector 2015 - Work your CORE...probably best advice I can give.

What do you think is the best exercise for yhat

11/25/19 12:40 PM
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Muscle Vision - 
Romo Detector 2015 - Work your CORE...probably best advice I can give.

What do you think is the best exercise for yhat


That's a good question. There are so many core exercises out there from beginner to intermediate to advance. I would start simple if you don't do any now and work yourself up.
11/25/19 1:41 PM
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Gymnastics training.  It helps you control your body better.  If you can control your body better you can control your opponent better.

11/25/19 2:44 PM
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There is nothing better for grappling than simple and sinister 2.0 by Pavel.

it covers so much of what you need to be a better athlete and the cost is very low compared to alternatives.

the strength gained here translates to the mats very well

it works so well I was hesitant to tell people about it for a while

but over time I realized most people don't do anything they should be doing so here it is for you

11/25/19 6:18 PM
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Kettlebells....cleans and snatches, thrownin some windmills

 

 

 

11/25/19 6:23 PM
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Strangleu -

There is nothing better for grappling than simple and sinister 2.0 by Pavel.

it covers so much of what you need to be a better athlete and the cost is very low compared to alternatives.

the strength gained here translates to the mats very well

it works so well I was hesitant to tell people about it for a while

but over time I realized most people don't do anything they should be doing so here it is for you

The book? 
is that what you're recommending ? To buy book and do those excercises

Edited: 11/25/19 7:31 PM
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Simple & Sinister is great.

Swings and Turkish Get Ups are the core of hardstyle kettlebell work, and they also provide the most important physical skills needed in BJJ. 

Edit:  will also provide cardio

Edited: 11/25/19 8:58 PM
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Muscle Vision -
Strangleu -

There is nothing better for grappling than simple and sinister 2.0 by Pavel.

it covers so much of what you need to be a better athlete and the cost is very low compared to alternatives.

the strength gained here translates to the mats very well

it works so well I was hesitant to tell people about it for a while

but over time I realized most people don't do anything they should be doing so here it is for you

The book? 
is that what you're recommending ? To buy book and do those excercises

Yes, the new revised addition 

two exercises 

swings and get ups

make you diesel strong mat wise

11/25/19 11:33 PM
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Half pigeon stretch always helped me. And some kind of thoracic spine stretch or wheel pose kept me training. When I don't do them, I'm in pain. 

12/6/19 11:15 AM
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1)Gymnastics
2)Tumbling
3)Pilates
4)Piyo
5)Yoga
6)Breakdancing

12/6/19 1:30 PM
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Deadlifts and squats.

12/8/19 10:16 AM
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joe_mama - 

Deadlifts and squats.


Don't do much to improve or help your Bjj skill.
12/8/19 11:46 AM
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Muscle Vision -
Romo Detector 2015 - Work your CORE...probably best advice I can give.

What do you think is the best exercise for yhat

I am a dedicated Dan John follower. The PUP or push up plank is the best. Work the "tension" and breathe. I also add varing degrees of weight and resistance. If your new to the PUP focus on the form.

I feel deadlift and similiar exercises and full chin ups and similiar hanging exercises build overall strength for anything in life.

 

12/8/19 1:59 PM
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deadlifts, pullups, kettlebell work

12/8/19 11:49 PM
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m.g -
joe_mama - 

Deadlifts and squats.


Don't do much to improve or help your Bjj skill.

Keeping posture, standing in guard, and keeping good form everywhere all of a sudden got a lot easier.

12/9/19 9:44 AM
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Those female leg adduction and abduction machines. Do amazing things for your closed and open guard

12/10/19 7:11 AM
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Fitness is becoming (or maybe has become) as polarizing as politics. God forbid if you try to get stronger, more flexible, more mobile or improve your endurance in any other way besides **insert party line workouts here**

 

12/10/19 9:21 PM
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Truth. It's almost as bad as nutrition. 

12/11/19 8:34 AM
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I'm with Camarillo on this.  Do BJJ.  
 

full disclosure I do pull-ups, heavy farmer walks, and sled work.  Sled work is fast and explosive for my takedowns.  Farmer walks for core and grip, pull-up for overall.   

12/15/19 9:25 AM
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Mike Wazowski - 

I'm with Camarillo on this.  Do BJJ.  
 

full disclosure I do pull-ups, heavy farmer walks, and sled work.  Sled work is fast and explosive for my takedowns.  Farmer walks for core and grip, pull-up for overall.   


Yes!
12/15/19 9:47 PM
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As for stretching frc (functionalist range conditioning) seems to becoming popular with pro sports

12/16/19 2:05 PM
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Mike Wazowski -

I'm with Camarillo on this.  Do BJJ.  
 

full disclosure I do pull-ups, heavy farmer walks, and sled work.  Sled work is fast and explosive for my takedowns.  Farmer walks for core and grip, pull-up for overall.   

great exercises, but I dont agree about "do bjj"....that would just lead to overuse issues.

 

Exercises like those you listed, and others develop stre tgh and attributes that are then incoporated into one's jiujitsu and help balance out the body and even recover from bjj. Another value of supplementary exercises like strength workouts is control.....you have control of movement, pace, 8ntensity, etc,. Rolling is chaotic unless you outclass your partner. Other workouts like yoga, etc allow development of ROM improvements. Just doing more jiujitsu is poor advice imho.

 

12/16/19 5:09 PM
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So I got me some kettlebells and started doing Turkish getups and those shoulder swing workouts along with general pull/push split 

stretching is good can put my whole hand over my toes now

however I wanna be able to pull a good rubber guard, like where I can have someone in full guard and put my foot over their fave into an omaplata but I'm having trouble with that flexibility

ive been putting my  foot over the opposite legs knee and leaning forward to stretch myglutes everyday but it just seems like that's not making me that much more flexible

any good stretches for that position?