“They say that strength doesn’t count, but it does. Maybe it wouldn’t make a difference if the opponent didn’t know anything. If the opponent knows something, then strength starts to count.” – Carlson Gracie
One of the most versatile and, best value training tools available to the BJJ athlete is the kettlebell. The dynamic and ballistic nature of kettlebell training, using pushing, pulling and rotational whole body movements make them an ideal training aid for BJJ. One of the main benefits is that of explosive hip flexion/extension, this can also be trained using Olympic lifts, but for those who don’t have access to an Olympic Barbell, bumper plates and lifting platforms, there are kettlebells at a fraction of the price.
Kettlebells are a fantastic training tool for grapplers because they work pretty much every single muscle in the body – just like grappling.
Why grapplers should train with Kettlebells?
1. They take up very little room
3.Develops functional strength
4.Targets stabilizer muscles
5.Your Heart rate will sky rocket
6. Strengthens your glutes
7.Full body movements
9. Unilateral training
10.Increased fat loss
In this video Phil Daru goes through the ultimate kettlebell workout for grapplers. This is a full body kettlebell workout.
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