Its winter, cold, slick, and miserable outside. The inversion has made the air quality poor. You miss your activities you did outside last summer that helped you keep in shape and aided you in your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You do not want to fall behind or lose what you have worked so hard for but what can you do in the winter beside going to the gym? Here are some ideas that I hope will help.
- Get or make a grappling dummy.
- As you know I love my grappling dummy. It never complains. It is always willing to train. Its gives me a good work out just rolling with it.
- So what if you do not have the cash to buy one? DIY and make one from scratch. Here is one example: How To build a grappling dummy. It is a 4 part post by a friend of mine, Ben Olas.
- Work on increasing your lung capacity.
- I have blogged about this before. Increasing your lung capacity and breathing for better BJJ. There are some devices on the market that will help. You can also use Yoga and other exercises to help.
- Create drills that can be practiced at home.
- Andre Galvao’s book "Drill to Win" is an excellent starting point to find drilling ideas. It has 12 months worth of drills. You are sure to find some that will work for what you want to focus on.
- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master Techniques: The Essential Guard is another excellent book that shows how to string techniques together to make combinations. These are great for building your own custom drills from.
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