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PLEASE STAY AWAY…CHAMPIONS AT WORK!!!
The Prowler is one of those tools that my athletes hate to see me bringing over, but love the results that come from training with it. Here are my top 3 exercises that I use with all my BJJ athletes with the Prowler:
1. Prowler Push
I have my BJJ athletes do a Prowler Push in order to develop their work capacity and to help build muscle with very little stress on the body. During BJJ training or matches, we are forced to be explosive in very short periods of time…If we do not train like that, how do we expect to perform like that when it counts.
Try starting off with 2-3 sets with each set consisting of 6-8 reps. Remember that here the reps should be kept low because we are working on being powerful and explosive every time we push the sled.
2. Prowler Pull
The Prowler Pull offers the same types of benefits as the push: work capacity and help build muscle with very little stress on the body. To perform this exercise you are going to have to strap either a TRX Suspension Trainer or a set of ropes to hold on to. The key to this exercise is to remember that we do not want to use our legs. Just focus on keep your arms straight and pulling in an explosive manner towards you.
Number of sets and rep ranges are the same as the Prowler Push.
3. Prowler Sprints
This is definitely an all time favorite with all my athletes. This exercise is not only great for building up work capacity, but also increasing speed, power, and recovery.
I normally set up two cones 20 yards apart and the distance that they athlete covers will depend on where the athlete is in their training program. Remember to always keep the time that your athletes complete the sprint in…this will allow them to compete against their own time.
Now turn off your computer…Head to the gym...And take the necessary steps with the Prowler to win your next tournament.
Early last month we reviewed the Hyperfly gi by DOorDie. Since that review was posted Xande Ribeiro, one of the faces of DOorDie, has been terrorizing competitors in competition winning gold at weight and absolute at the No-Gi Worlds last month. While slicing thru his competition Xande was sporting DOorDIE’s new fightshorts. The fightshorts are intended for stand-up and ground work. For the last two months I’ve been using and abusing them during training.
Per Do Or Die:
Your battle will be here before you know it. It’s time to get yourself ready for combat and show the world you know what DO OR DIE is all about….YOU CAN’T TEACH HEART
The great thing about mindmaps is that they provide an easy-to-follow visual reminder of the techniques and positions covered. For most this is quicker to review and easier to assimilate than text notes. You’re also able to get a birds-eye view of how everything is connected and (hopefully) improve your understanding those intricacies.
The downside is that without the source material (DVD, book, magazine, etc) they’re usefulness is greatly limited. Don’t get me wrong, they’re cool to look at but how much are you really getting out of it? So what can be done about that?
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LUTA is a unique fight wear company that focuses not only on innovative product design but also on their strong sense of social awareness and responsibility. As a company they share 50% of their profits with Fight for Peace International, an international organization that opens and runs academies combining boxing, martial arts as well as educational and personal development programs. The academies are in areas of the world where there are few opportunities for young people that don’t involve crime and violence. For this review LUTA sent their two most popular products: the MMA Performance rash guard and MMA fight shorts as well as their newest innovation the Laser Tech rash guard. My first introduction to LUTA was at BJJHQ when the MMA Performance rash guard was posted and promptly sold out. Luta offers rashguards, fight shorts, boxing training gear, and clothing.
From the LUTA website:
Born in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, Luta is a new fightwear and lifestyle clothing brand that brings together real fight performance, favela street style and a genuine social mission.
LUTA, Portuguese for fight, was founded for three reasons:
1st - There was a need for really advanced performance fightwear and trainingwear.
2nd - I wanted to pay homage to the positive energy in the favelas and the strength I’d witnessed training young champions there since 2000.
3rd - I wanted to support those young champions in communities that suffer from crime and violence, by providing Fight for Peace with a profit share in the company.
One last thing before the review. To celebrate LUTA's new US Website we've gotten a 25% off coupon code good for all purchases from the US shop! The code is: BJJVIP and will be valid until December 19th, 2012.
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"You cannot stop the wave, but you can learn how to surf.” Onda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Onda BJJ is a new manufacturer out of the East Coast of the US that manufacturers Brazilian jiu jitsu gis (Kaimu, Recife & Bavaro), belts (blue, purple, brown & black) and clothing such as hats. Their gis have distinctive styling and construction that is intended to please the eye and body. Kaimu is a Hawaiian word for "gathering [at the sea] to watch" and can be used to describe those watching others surf. Kaimu beach was known as Black Sand Beach and served as inspiration for the styling of the gi.
When asking for info on the gi beforehand, Jessy (from Onda) described it to me by saying, “The Kaimu is the equivalent of a euro sports car in the gi world: excellent form and function, lightweight and you just feel good wearing it.” Always ready for a mini mid-life crisis I decided to give this one a shot.
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“Modern Jiu Jitsu, as my DVD illustrates, isn’t new jiu jitsu just a better way to do the things we have always been doing. We aren’t reinventing the wheel, we are using better application of technique to make the wheel better.” Caio Terra
In part two of our series exploring and charting Caio Terra’s Modern Jiu Jitsu series we will be focusing on his instruction regarding the Mount position. This section is available as an App directly from ITunes for all your Apple devices. This information is also contained in the first half of the 2nd DVD in the Modern Jiu Jitsu set. If you haven’t already seen it please take a few minutes to check out our review and breakdown of the first two Apps in the series that cover the Closed Guard.
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Emily Kwok’s How to Defeat Bigger, Stronger Opponents was the first DVD series to focus specifically on what it takes for smaller jiu-jiteiros to not only survive but also to defeat opponents that are physically stronger and bigger than they are. For more on Mrs. Kwok I’d encourage you to check out her school’s website. Briefly, she is Canada’s first female BJJ black belt, a world champion (Mundials 2007), and has competed successfully at the highest levels (2nd place at American Nationals, and 3rd place at the Pan Ams). The mindmaps/flowcharts are meant to be used as a study reference and in conjunction with the DVDs, as well as personal instruction. The full set includes five DVDs but the maps are going to specific to DVD 2: Compensating for Strength, and DVD 3: Top Five Moves.
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Modern Flow is a very new gear company that was founded by David Garmo and Saif Askar. David and Saif are both purple belts under Master Caique and train out of Warrior Way and Mash Gym in Michigan. Despite their recent emergence Modern Flow has been hard at work creating new products and already has a comprehensive product line that includes gear such as gis, backpacks and tees.
Modern Flow’s initial foray into the cutthroat world of gi manufacturing is the Ranger. The jacket is constructed of pearl weave, has green trim, contrast stitching and reinforced seams throughout. One look of the Ranger and I really liked it. For one thing the color palette is different than all of my other gis. The use of green, yellow and brown makes the gi stand out without being obnoxious and the embroidery give the gi a very clean look. The quality of construction was also evident with even a quick glance.
Hylete is a company that you may not be familiar with. Primarily marketed as a manufacturer of apparel for CrossFit athletes they offer a full line of products specifically designed for cross-training. These products include: training tees, shorts, compression gear, hoodies and socks. A lot of jiu-jiteiros use CF for their conditioning so why not take a look at some of the cool toys that they have?
Hylete’s Creed: train to push yourself both mentally and physically; compete to improve yourself, as well as those around you; and live to be healthy in mind, body and soul.
The vision: continuously create innovative performance cross-training apparel that captures the spirit of the cross-training hybrid athlete.
During my first few months of training BJJ there are only a few things that really stand out in my memory. Getting crushed by absolutely everyone, my instructor weighing in at about 600lbs even though the scale said I outweighed him by 20lb and my friend Eric’s gi. Everyone one else had these simple blue and white gis and were completely forgettable. The gi that really caught my eye was a blue Breakpoint FC Deluxe.
There’s nothing subtle about the Breakpoint FC Deluxe. The previous iterations of the gi have made Meerkatsu’s Top Five Blingin’ BJJ gis list. The tradition of bling continues in the 2012 model and has been redesigned with a slimmer more tailored fit as well. And if you need additional incentive to read this review I’ve included a 30% off coupon code at the end of the review that is good thru Cyber Monday.