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What is the best way to train for "combatives"?

Asked by CuriousLoner (1808 points ) November 18th, 2012

What kind of fitness plan would help me get stronger, but more overall sense…..

I’m wanting to train up for combatives 2 which is going to be in Dec or Jan. I realized though when I’ve been hitting the gym I don’t have a particular plan in mind.

I lift some weights, core exercises, cycle, run short or long distance depends on day. Then end with punching bag or speed bag. I figure maybe finding someone to roll or spar with would help, but don’t know anyone personally who would want to…..

I’m not in amazing shape, or out of shape I think somewhere in the middle… I guess.

Any ideas or advice?

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zenvelo's avatar

Join a gym that focuses on boxing or martial arts, that can train you on moves and find sparring partners.

CuriousLoner's avatar

@zenvelo That is a good idea. I’m also looking more for like a set of exercises or plan to follow that I could do on my own rather than going out paying for a gym,specially when I have pretty much everything here for free.

I have the discipline to go do it just need some direction.

lifeflame's avatar

I believe Bruce Lee wrote extensively about his muscle building routine… and that man knew his shit.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Core first and and build endurance. Find a Dojo Martial Art school.

boxer3's avatar

If you’re looking to compete, you need sparring and mitt work

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lifeflame's avatar

Ah, here’s the title of the Bruce Lee book : “The Art of Expressing the Human Body”

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