MMA Weight training for grapplers?

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  1. Ricey McRicerton

    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    I've been lifting weights pretty consistantly for the last 4 years or so. Doing BJJ 3 times a week has really put a damper on a lot of my weight training. My body just can't recover from lifting 3-4 days a week heavy and then going in and getting banged up at BJJ another 3 days a week.

    I've been doing a lot of big compound movements since I started lifting, but am looking for something that may help build more functional strenght for grappling in 2-3 lifting sessions a week, or even some advice on a rep range or whatever else you guys can suggest.

    At this point I've done the modified 5x5 Bill Starr routine that F&N loves, and I've done the "So you want to look like a bodybuilder" routine in F&N. I couldn't find anything in the archives about this, so somebody point me in the right direction.
     
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    rosstraining.com

    infinite intensity
     
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    broly as motherfucker in my BJJ class swears by it. Dude is fast and broly. Scary man... He use to weight lift like crazy but realized it's not the exact training he should do if he wants to sync it with BJJ. :dunno: I can't get my body to accept BJJ 4 days a week and weight train / cardio 3 days a week. My body fails. FML
     
  5. Gogoplata

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    Go on Youtube and search for Complexes.
     
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    low weight, high reps
     
  7. RollinDollos

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    If you can't recover 3-4 days a week from moderate weight training cross fit is going to put you way over the edge.
     
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    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Interested in this as well. Im training 6 days a week, 3 of those days taking two classes per day. Im pretty tired almost all the time, but id like to still do some sort of weight/resistance program in the mornings.
     
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    Most fighters do circuit training with moderate weights. Just lift explosively so you don't sacrifice speed. Unless you already do plyometrics.
     
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    calisthenics>lifting
     
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    crossfit will also increase metabolic recovery rate and actually, by the numbers, has a much lower recovery time necessary before your next workout than other workouts.

    but yeah it is brutal.
     
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    shoopaloop I've been watching your world from afar

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    I've been a fan of this site for a while. :bowdown:
     
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    the ross training guy doesnt really work with barbells at all, and doesnt do deadlifts. some guy told him he couldnt deadlift something online, and he fired back with a 500lb deadlift vid.

    his strength/weight ratio is nuts. perfect for athletes competing with weight classes. he is a former boxer so he really understands that skill training comes first and that weights and conditioning should help and not hinder skill training
     

  18. looks like his back was rounded a bit on that deadlift :o










    :rofl: that guy is in good shape, definitely going to look into that stuff.
     
  19. This is a good thread btw, I hope people keep it going.
     
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    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    Thanks guys.

    We've got one crossfit gym here in town, but they're pretty much our biggest competitor and I'm not willing to spend the 125 a month they want to go in and use their stuff. :rofl: Looks like I'm going to end up buying myself a building and making my own gym.
     
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    My uncle's got a big 65x30 corrugated metal building on some land that I may be able to buy off of him. Looks like it's tax value'd at about 30k, and it's less than 2 miles from the house. :cool:
     
  22. yeah don't pay to use a crossfit gym when you can just do that shit on your own literally. get a big tire, some kettle bells, maybe build something or buy something for pullups and dips and you pretty much got what crossfit has to offer you in your own backyard.
     
  23. El Rudo

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    i just do what the WOD is at my gym, haven't been doing it too long but I feel great the next day at bjj
     
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    there is specialized stuff you need sometimes like gymnastic rings and rowing machines, big medicine balls etc but if your gym has all that shit then yeah you can do the WODs on your own.
     

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