Lets kick some ideas for martial arts cross training that do not involve the weight room, conjugation, subjugation, bullet proof shoulders, acronyms, homonyms, mondegreens, random number or letter sequences, workouts that are trade marked or patented, or make any promises. Just training ideas that might make someone go “wow, thats a really cool idea”
I am thinking of interesting things THAT YOU HAVE ACTUALLY DONE, and have worked for you, or at the very least are planning on doing. Please don’t waste all of our time citing things you heard about, saw in a magazine, read on a box of corn flakes, ect.
My purpose: Add things to my workout repotoire that are new, fun and functional.
And please, share what you got, and if someone says that being a greeter at Wal-Mart was their cross-training, whatever, no critics please. I mean if you wanted to add patience to your bjj game, that would be a way to do it.
Post like this
Your Martial Art
Work out name
What I you to accomplish
How long you did it
How did it help
My sport: Brazilian Jiujitsu
Cross sport:Rock climbing/bouldering (I was very gravitationally challenged)
I wanted to increase my core and grip strength, and overall cardio during 8 min matches
I climbed for about 2 years concurrenly with BJJ
It was great for the strength and cardio, and really helped with my flexibility. It also helped me really focus on my weight distribution
In my mind it had one of the highest cross-over benefits for BJJ. I stopped because I moved, and I am thinking about picking it up again.
I would try and climb and climb every V-0 on the bouldering wall, followed by every V-1, then V-2 without stopping. If I fell off a problem I would move on to the next.
Cross-sport: Very very modifed Parkour/free running.
I wanted to improve my cardio/core/agility/balance
My parkour career lasted maybe 6 months
It greatly improved my coordination and agility. I quit because it got too wet continue, and never picked it up. Im and planning on adding some parkour drillis into my workout after my next comp and through the off-season.
When I was 260 I used to run in the trails in the hills near my house, and I would basically freestyle off any object on the path… 360s of tree stumps, bounding over boulders, and what ever I could think out. Sometimes I would do 3/4 sprints through sage brush.
Parkour workout… and yes I made my own agility ladder
Agility Work- Mark a 10-rung ladder on the floor, each rung 12-18 inches apart. Perform the following agility drills as a circuit, repeat 2-3 times:
High Knees, one step per-block
High Knees, two steps per-block
Side-step, two steps per-block
High Knees, backwards, one step per-block
Butt-kicks, one step per-block
Burpee/Quadrapedal Movement- Perform 5-count burpees, one count for each movement, in control. After 3, perform :30-1:00 of random, varied quadrapedal movement