Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Conditioning/working out

I've said this briefly before, but when two athletes of similar skill compete against each other, the one that is more conditioned/stronger will most likely win most of the time. Some people approach this by spending all of their time just trying to get more and more technical. Whereas others, either try to compensate greatly with strength/conditioning. Clearly at the highest level of BJJ, there is a good balance between the two. You will sometimes get an exception to the rule, but for the most part this applies.

So long story short: whether you are doing this seriously or casually, finding time to lift/condition yourself is always beneficial. Don't limit yourself!

Now a great match between JT Torres and Dan Simmler

6 comments:

The Dawg said...

That reminds me, I should work out more.

Rich. said...

I hope you teach me how to kick some asses!!

GMSoccerPicks said...

Man, i need to start working out again.

minecraft129 said...

Another great match up, I love that thing he did at the end.

hoaks2 said...

I agree about the balance thing. It's just really a good idea to split your time. The trouble I see is (with any sport), somebody thinks they are not strong enough, or skilled enough, and works hard to compensate that. What usually happens is that their "better" side suffers as a result, lowering their aggregate ability. It happens in sports all the time. Specifically, when college athletes move up to the pros.

Samuel Morales Bender said...

They are experts!