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Monday, 16 June 2014 00:00

Turning Conditioning For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition On Its Head

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Conditioning and preparing yourself for competition has evolved over the years.  We no longer have to worry about being fast and strong, but must micromanage and worry about the small things such as grip strength.

The ideal way to go about improving this is by getting your hands on the Finger Master.  It’ll change your game! For a full review of the Finger Master take a look here!

 

The Importance of Having Proper Grip Strength

Grip strength is one of the things that can go a long way in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu if you know how to use it in your advantage.  Just having it is one thing, but any good grappler would know just how it works and why it’s important to have it in your arsenal.

Having adequate grip strength can go a long way for a few different reasons:

  • Gi Grip: The Gi grip is a very valuable tool as it allows you the opportunity to dictate the opposition.  Rather than trying to muscle up and test your overall strength, by simply grabbing hold of their Gi and controlling where they go, you are allowing yourself to be in command of the match without having to do too much and waste energy.
  • Submission Holds: How many times have you gone for a submission late in a match, only for your hands to slip due to the sweat buildup?  This is a common issue we all face.  By enhancing your grip strength, it may not eliminate the issues fully; it will at least cause a drastic improvement in your ability to apply last minute submissions.

While there are more reasons why the grip strength is a vital tool to grappling, these are the two main reasons that jump right to mind.  By simply improving upon your grip strength, you will soon be able to control the pace of the match, and execute when you normally would face difficulty.

Don’t let the importance of grip strengths pass you by and starting working on them right now!

How To Develop The Grip Strength You Need

There are plenty of ways you can work on your grip strength.  For instance, you can go to the gym with a couple of towels and do pull-ups using the towels rather than the actual pull-up bar.  While very effective, this isn’t the most practical way to go about it. If you happen to be a bean farmer, this strategy may be helpful too, but I’m guessing your not.

Not every grappler has access to a gym or weight room every day, so being able to work on your grip strength without the benefits of a gym is something every grappler should have at their disposal.

One sure shot way to enhance your grip strength is by using the Finger Master.  Easy to use and accessible almost anywhere, the Finger Master is a simple tool that fits right in the palm of your hand!  With five triggers, it presents various levels of resistance where you simply have to push down with one finger at a time.

By doing so, you begin to improve upon your grips in no time flat!

What I love about the Finger Master is you can use it at home, at work, in the war, on the bus, you name it!

What’s better than a tool that allows you to progress anywhere you want at almost any time?

Dan Faggella

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Dan Faggella

Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, MMA Sports Mag, and more - find more of his leg lock articles and resources at www.BJJLegLocks.comYou can also find Dan at: www.ScienceofSkill.com

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