Grip strength is a must in Judo. A stronger grip simply means a stronger overall game. If you are stronger than your opponent then you instantly have an advantage over them. I like to perform a range of forearm and finger circuits that will not only have your forearms screaming but also seriously increase the strength of your Judo game.
There are times when you are just too busy and you cannot get to Judo practice. There are plenty of solo exercises you can do at home that can improve you Judo training. These exercises include: Mental Imagery of Uchikomi: You may be on the bus or on the couch but there is always time to do Judo with mental imagery.
There are so many different ways to make weight, and sometimes it can become very confusing as to how or what you are going to do. Making weight can be difficult or easy; it all depends on how you approach it.
This article covers a few strategies you can implement to help cut weight safely and effcetively.
After you’ve lost the match or the competition, it’s over. There’s nothing that you can do about. What you can do right then is to make the best, quality decision for that moment and that means, you immediately transform from a judo competitor, to a judo student.
To explain, right after you have lost the judo match and are out of the judo competition, your job and primary focus for the rest of the day should be to watch, learn and record.
Your core strength is a very important aspect of your physique if you want to throw people with any throw involving rotating your shoulders. Whenever you are doing Judo you are always using your core to stabilize and transfer power from your lower body into your upper body.
This article covers few ways you can incorporate your core into your strength and conditioning programs.
One of the best aspects of the grappling dummy is the fact that it doesn't complain, you can throw it, kick it and punch it and it just keeps getting up and it doesn't mind.
Whether you are a Brazilian jujitsu fighter, a Judo player or an MMA practitioner a grappling dummy is something you should look into getting.
Sleep is a very important aspect of day-to-day living. Late nights, minimal sleep, stressed out at work. It is all bound to catch up with you sooner or later.
This article is going to give you brief explanation of what steps you should take to help your body with recovery. Topics covered include:
Although the practice of 'Cutting Weight' is considered 'normal' among athletes you need to be aware of the dangers that saunas pose to people wanting to 'cut weight.'
In 1997 a young wrestler in Iowa, USA was 'cutting weight' to fight in the 150 pound weight division.
This article discusses the dangers of cutting weight and why saunas should be avoided at all costs.
Judo is a tough sport/art and we sometimes get stuck in the habit of training with the same old people, in the same place doing the same thing. In order to continue to develop and improve your skills it is crucial to constantly reflect on your own training, the good points and the bad points.
Here are 7 key areas I believe will assist in your self-reflection as well as continual improvement in the sport of Judo.
Over-training is very serious condition especially for athletes who are training for a certain competition because over-training will decrease your performance on and off the mat.
Many Judokas suffer from over-training because Judo is a sport where you train at a high intensity and you push your body to the limit. You may also suffer from over-training if you
are dieting for an upcoming tournament or have trouble sleeping,
The main reason for using a weight belt while exercising is to protect the lower back from damage.
Some people dispute the use of a weight lifting belt saying that you shouldn't be lifting a weight unless you have the core strength to handle it. If you are lifting a weight that is
too heavy for your muscles, in theory you will get hurt.
Read on to see what I think about weightlifting belts.