Bram Wiley wrote:
I think that the strength to drive your hips up, like a hip bump in grappling, can definitely be benefited by resistance training.
But I’m not sure how useful it is to include glute-specific moves over general hip extension exercises.
For example, doing KB swings led to a strong upa or hip bump for me. But also doing weighted back extensions did as well.
The problem for me with KB swings is that they don’t feel like they hit the low back that well, so then I need a low back exercise (if I want to keep it strong) and the swings. In trying to keep my workouts as streamlined as possible, so that I have energy to train Jiu-Jitsu and lift, I’d rather omit them and stick with back extensions.
JME, and I have used some glute-briging and felt the same way about those as the swings.
I always thought rounded back GMs would have good carry-over to grappling sports. You would obviously want to keep teh weights relatively light to avoid injury, but I think they would have more carryover than arched back exercises.[/quote]
I would not want to do any excercise with a rounded back. Big injury risk. I work very hard to keep my lumbar spine in a neutral position whatever I am doing.