How regularly do you train?

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Jen Regular 39 posts
Hey just a quick question, you know when you've got a fight comming up how often do each of you train on average? Do you train more than when you don't have a fight or what?
andy Resident 729 posts
I train everyday, BJJ 3/4 times a week in the gym every day. When a comp is coming up I alter my BJJ training to be more competition orientated and change my gym workout, more cardio (sprints etc) and lots of light weights to build muscle enurance.

thats about 1000x more than what Rob does!!!!! pain is temporary, pride is forever. www.roycegraciesheffield.com
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Jen Regular 39 posts
Oh right cause I was under the impression that training meant going to the pub when you said you were going training and getting mortal when your fight's in two weeks. Thanks for clearing that up though.

So I mean if you're at home by yourself what's the best way to train and get urself back into shape (keeping in mind you've not got lots of equipment and you can't afford a gym)? I like my keep fit but I never really know what sort of things to do.
andy Resident 729 posts
plus i haven't drunk for 2 months and wont be drinking till the night of the 25th when i celebrate my victory and possible first murder on the mat. Ha ha ha

check out www.crossfit.com pain is temporary, pride is forever. www.roycegraciesheffield.com
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steve Resident 217 posts
Good luck on the 25th Andy.

PS. how long has it taken to get to the grade you are at. Are you blue 2 stripes or 3 stripes? If you don't mind me asking what is your progression history in terms of timescale between the grades, how much training did you/do you put in, what level of instruction did it take i.e. how often with Royce, others, time overseas (training holidays) etc.

I'm interested for my own ends really cause I've recently started training with Gracie Barra Manchester as you know and would like to be able to get to a decent level before I get too old (36 this year and it gets harder every week!).

Steve.

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andy Resident 729 posts
4 Stripes !!!!!!! been training Bjj for 5 years pain is temporary, pride is forever. www.roycegraciesheffield.com
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Dave Addict 183 posts
Jen you can't beat good old bodyweight excercises such as press-ups, sit-ups, calf raises(with or without added weight), squats, pull-ups and dips. Also running and sprints are good and if you don't want to do it alone get a training partner or go to a circuit class at a local sports or fitness centre. Also swimming is great as it works every muscle in the body just like grappling on the mats does but without all the stress.

You dont need money to be fit or a gym, just improvise and use chairs for dips and door frames for pull-up etc.
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Jen Regular 39 posts
What's the best sort of exercises for toning up your stomach?
andy Resident 729 posts
sit ups pain is temporary, pride is forever. www.roycegraciesheffield.com
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Jen Regular 39 posts
A simple answer to a simple question eh? (Words quoted from a wise person!)

Not exactly the answer I had in mind but thanks for the input.
andy Resident 729 posts
well, if you knew the answer you wanted why ask the question? pain is temporary, pride is forever. www.roycegraciesheffield.com
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Robsco 1319 posts
I think Jen was after a bit more detail, like crunches, side-crunches, etc.

Mind you Jen, I've already shown you loads of exercises to do, so it was a bit of a pointless question. --------- Robsco! 'I'm sure your style is impressive on other planets, however, your weak link is that this is Earth'
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Jen Regular 39 posts
No all the ones you've shown me are really painful! Besides they didn't work. So don't be so cheeky mr or no more Jen for you ;)
Robsco 1319 posts
Well exercising ain't a walk in the park.

I've shown you what you need, and how to do them right (how I've been taught and read/seen).

Just like doing 1 press-up was impossible for the first week, it just takes time. --------- Robsco! 'I'm sure your style is impressive on other planets, however, your weak link is that this is Earth'
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Jen Regular 39 posts
Yes dad :-p well I'm sorry for repeating my question it was obviously completely pointless I should have trusted you from the start. That better?

Also sorry to Andy for wasting ur time.
andy Resident 729 posts
never listen to Rob. pain is temporary, pride is forever. www.roycegraciesheffield.com
"no weapon formed against me shall prosper"
Jen Regular 39 posts
That's a bit of a mean thing to say he does make sense occasionally you have to give him that atleast hehe.
Bassmonger Resident 198 posts
I've never seen it myself. He must just pretend to make sense when talking the ladies (and schoolgirls) into bed.

I bet he told you sex was the best exercise for you didn't you? Why would that hurt? It's like the dentist says- open wide, it'll be over in no time, and you won't feel a thing. "I like my jiu-jitsu the same way as I like pubic hair on a lady"


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Bassmonger Resident 198 posts
But...er, yeah...sit ups. "I like my jiu-jitsu the same way as I like pubic hair on a lady"


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the_little_dragon Regular 33 posts
I train 7 days a week-there`s nopint in considering yourself to be a martial artist or an athletic performer if everyday is not going to prove to be a challenge. I don`t know the aims and goals of everyone but if you want to be the best you can you must continuously strive to better yor body, tecniques and thinking.
Remember-Training is an emotional experience as well as a physical attribute. If you are not emotionally involved in your training, you might as well forget it.

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