Shucks… It would be so good if you weighed just a little bit more, so that you could use more pressure and make your training partners suffer that way, right?
Well, sure. If you want to gain some weight, go for it. But being heavy doesn’t always mean that you’re going to be able to make yourself feel heavy.
In other words, even if you’re on the lighter side, you can still make yourself feel heavy on the mats.
John Danaher explains further:
A 60kg athlete who can use good stance and positioning to use 50% of his weight to bear against a small part of his opponents body will be much more effective with his weight than a 100kg athlete whose weight is dissipated through poor stance and positioning so that only 20% of his weight is brought to bear against his opponent.
In other words, it’s all about your stance and positioning:
When stance and positioning is equal, greater weight will be decisive, but if you have strong stance and position even a light athlete can feel awfully heavy when he wants to.
Don’t let your weight make the decision whether you use it to create pressure – let your stance and positioning skills make the choice.
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