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Friday, June 7, 2013

Training Strategies

I regularly receive training tips from Bob Dorris of SMART Athletics, also known for the submission master grappling dummy.  He offers great advise and tips on how to train and stay motivated.  Keep training, be safe.

I know you've heard of "visualizing" for improving your skills. But do you do it?  If not, you're missing out.  Try this the next time you watch TV. During the commercials, close your eyes and clearly picture yourself doing a tactic you want to learn, as many times as possible until the commercials are over.

During a typical 2 minute commercial break, you should be able to mentally perform at least 20 to 30 reps of that move. 
If there's 5 commercial breaks during that episode of "Law & Order", you'll have performed 100 to 150 reps.I'll bet that's more than you did during your last "live" training!

After you make this a habit, I guarantee you're going to find yourself pulling off tactics while "rolling" that you've NEVER 
even physically done before... just because you've mentally rehearsed them.  A side benefit - your "significant other" will think you'respending quality time together, snuggling on the couch and watching a romantic comedy... while you're practicing kneebars and heel hooks.

It just doesn't get any better than that!
Keep training,
Bob Dorris
S.M.A.R.T. Athletics, Inc. 

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