David Jacobs' BJJGround Best exercises to help jj skill

19 days ago
12/10/11
Posts: 984

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?

19 days ago
1/30/15
Posts: 565
Work your CORE...probably best advice I can give.
19 days ago
12/10/11
Posts: 985
Romo Detector 2015 - Work your CORE...probably best advice I can give.

What do you think is the best exercise for yhat

19 days ago
1/30/15
Posts: 569
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.
19 days ago
2/19/18
Posts: 87

Gymnastics training.  It helps you control your body better.  If you can control your body better you can control your opponent better.

19 days ago
4/27/18
Posts: 2057

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

19 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 13767

Kettlebells....cleans and snatches, thrownin some windmills

 

 

 

19 days ago
12/10/11
Posts: 988
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: 19 days ago
12/26/02
Posts: 11959

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: 19 days ago
4/27/18
Posts: 2058
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

18 days ago
8/5/13
Posts: 1303

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. 

8 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 8638
1)Gymnastics
2)Tumbling
3)Pilates
4)Piyo
5)Yoga
6)Breakdancing
8 days ago
2/8/11
Posts: 717

Deadlifts and squats.

6 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 8639
joe_mama - 

Deadlifts and squats.


Don't do much to improve or help your Bjj skill.
6 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 4430
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.

 

6 days ago
2/26/07
Posts: 8573
deadlifts, pullups, kettlebell work
5 days ago
2/8/11
Posts: 718
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.

5 days ago
8/28/10
Posts: 12885

Those female leg adduction and abduction machines. Do amazing things for your closed and open guard

4 days ago
1/1/01
Posts: 48035

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**

 

4 days ago
12/26/02
Posts: 11964

Truth. It's almost as bad as nutrition. 

3 days ago
6/4/02
Posts: 19058

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.