I have posted before about recovery routines before, elements of which can used after both sports training and weight training sessions. I have also spoken before about the need for deep belly breathing post training also. In brief using deep belly breathing we can re-establish parasympathetic dominance and get out of stressed state training encourages. I find many athletes jump off the mat and straight out the door, investing sometime in ‘coming down’ will help kick start your recovery and reduce training stress. These come via Cal Dietz of university of Minnesota, I’ve been experimenting with them myself and with some of my athletes post training and we’ve really been feeling the benefits. Give one or all of these a try after your next training session.
Daniel Strauss is a man who knows a thing or two about grip strength. And jiu jitsu, too. Here, Scrambler and Polaris veteran The Raspberry Ape goes through some grip variations for pull-ups. Pull-ups are often described by lazy people like me as the best…Continue reading
The masters athlete, the taped up, cauliflower eared, long warm-up taking, joint cracking, slow to get going leaders in our sport. Masters tournaments seem to be more popular than ever. A large population of my athletes in grappling sports seem to be masters athletes ranging…Continue reading
The issues of problem weight cuts is a persistent one. This was recently highlighted at UFC Japan when Mizuto Hirota attempted to make weight. You can clearly see Hirota struggle to even make it too the scales, let alone get off them again. Its worse…Continue reading
Making ambition reality. Those of you that have followed scramblog since it started maybe familiar with the strength & conditioning posts I’ve been putting up for a few years now. I’ve posted less frequently recently but for a good reason I’ve opened my own Strength…Continue reading
As a coach I’m never afraid to explain movements I use outside of the normal paradigm. When I program my experience informs my exercise selection ever increasingly, what I do try to avoid is becoming dogmatic about exercise selection. My embrace of the safety bar…Continue reading