ADCC conditioning…leaving your grappling silky and smooth

[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on DstryrSG, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]

Grapplers, ADCC is only 4 days away. We’re bursting with with two years of anticipation, waiting to see what grappular amazingness will occur over the weekend. If your not stuck on a spiritual journey or in a typhoon, like our buddy Enson, get to your nearest computer this weekend and tune in. That’s right – tune in.  Budovideos is streaming ADCC live via your very own porn laden Windows 95 computer.

Now, in order to be one of the world’s greatest grapplers, you not only need to put in the mat time (i.e., the perfect technique), you need to train, and train hard. In the famous words of grappling great Erik Paulson, “Conditioning is one of the few things you can fully control.”

The world’s best grappling athletes are competing this weekend and they’ve been training at a sick pace for months. Take a look at Andre Galvao utilizing the Bulgarian bag in preparation for this weekend’s ADCC tourney. If you’re mildly perplexed about what the hell a Bulgarian bag is, you can read about it here.  Or you can get my quick version: it’s a heavy (usually leather) crescent shaped bag that has various handles and straps used for overall conditioning and grip strengthening exercises. It was developed by a US Olympic coach and Bulgarian wrestler, Ivan Ivanov.

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Published on September 21, 2011 at 1:07 pm
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