BJJ men, husbands and fathers
do you feel your [grip] strength is not where it should be and find yourself avoiding the "big guys" in class?
Former weak--overweight 19 year old reveals his 3 staple kettlebell workouts to create a "granite grip" and tear through guards like a hot knife through butta
... and how you can too!
i freaking HATE rolling with this guy!
Have you ever said this to yourself? I know I have and, I think we've all been there. Every school has one (or two) BIG guys in every class (you know who they are).
You hate (maybe hate is too strong of a word but, you get what I mean) rolling with them because, you know it's gonna suck.
Even though they're trying to be "technical", it feels like their going 150%--as if the Mundials are on the line... LOL!
Everyone seems to avoid "these guys."
Why is that?
From my experience, here's why I think that is:
Again, just my observation and experience over the last 18 years. At some point in our Jiu-Jitsu career, we've all "picked our rolls" for one reason or another.
So what't the answer? How do we overcome this?
... Strength is the mother quality of which all attributes are built upon
This is a quote from Professor Leonid Matveyev, the "Father of Periodization".
In a nutshell, if health is not a concern, your primary focus in your strength training off the mat should be strength!
Not more cardio, STRENGTH!
You see, 10 years ago I used to be a "conditioning addict" and it did NOTHING for me.
ZERO, ZILCH, NADA!
My grip was still failing, my endurance on the mat sucked b***s (I mean, it was ok but not where I wanted it to be) and I found myself dodging certain people so I could recover, it sucked and was embarrassing!
Once I made strength my priority off the mat guess what
... yep, my confidence was up and rolling with bigger guys was "EASIER" !
Heck, rolling period was easier. Take downs, guard passes and sweeps required less energy (I felt like a SAVAGE on the mat).
Which left me more energy to do what?
You guessed it... ROLL MORE ROUNDS baby!
But here's the best part...
Since getting stronger for BJJ, my body has become near "injury proof". Sure I get little "hiccups" here and there but, I haven't had a *real* injury in almost 10 years.
When you're stronger (and more mobile) your body is harder to break
With that said, there is one particular aspect of strength you MUST have if you want to be successful in Jiu-Jitsu
you need to have a stronger grip!
Grip is E.V.E.R.Y.THING in Jiu-Jitsu.
If you don't have grips that can last round after round, you won't be able to get in the best position to achieve optimal leverage to submit your opponent.
Grip is key, but it's also specific. Meaning the best way to train your grip for BJJ is to do MORE Jiu-Jitsu.
But, this can be brutal on your joint and fingers. There are more efficient ways to improve your grip.
But first, let me ask you a few questions.
... are you at a loss as to how to get stronger for BJJ WITHOUT it taking away time from the mat?
... is your endurance on the mat not where it should be and do you find yourself sitting at the end of the mat gasping for air after only 2 or 3 rounds?
... would you like to boost your confidence in your Jiu-Jitsu technique so you can roll with whomever you want--whenever you want?
If you said yes to any one of those questions above
... I'd like to give YOU a FREE copy of my eBook
3 kettlebell workouts to improve your grip for bJJ
to help you dominate the mat and pass guards like a hot knife through butta. These 3 workouts are still a key part of my training to stay in top shape for BJJ.
and the best part...
The workouts will only take 1 - 2 hours per week and they will keep you where you need to be (and want to be)... ON THE MAT!
Here's what 3 KB Workouts for BJJ
will do for you...