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Developing Flexibility in Grappling – The need for Post Training Massage and Mobilisation

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Developing Flexibility in Grappling – The need for Post Training Massage and Mobilisation

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Developing Flexibility in Grappling – The need for Post Training Massage and Mobilisation

Most people think of strikers and high kicks when they consider the need for stretching to increase flexibility in Martial Arts.  Athletes in combat sports such as BJJ, MMA, Judo and Wrestling are typically guilty of under appreciating how developing flexibility in grappling can up their game, reduce the likelihood of injury and aid recovery.  Post training massage and mobilisation has long been used in Eastern Europe by athletes amongst each other to help these aspects and prepare appropriately for their next hard session.

Having a set routine to follow then can be of great benefit for any coach or athlete.

 

A photo of Lyubo Kumbarov doing post training massage to aid the development of flexibility in grappling

 

Lyubo Kumbarov

 

Lyubo Kumbarov is a multiple times Bulgarian National Wrestling Champion, world renowned coach, NCJAA Outstanding Wrestler Award Winner and product of the phenomenal CSKA sports school in Bulgaria.  Internationally known both for his high level wrestling skills and his unparalleled ability to instruct, he is a much sought after figure within the world of grappling sports.  Currently the wrestling coach at Roger Gracie Academy HQ in London, Jiu Jitsu athletes and MMA fighters alike travel at length to take advantage of his instruction on applying Wrestling in BJJ / MMA.  Hugely respected by all, he is a wrestler’s wrestler with details second to none.

 

A photo of Lyubo Kumbarov doing post training massage to aid the development of flexibility in grappling

 

Flexibility in Grappling – Post Training Massage Full Body Sequence

 

Lyubo goes over one of his favourite full body post training massage sequences to aid the development of flexibility and mobility in the video below

 

 

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For more information on Lyubo Kumbarov or any of the fantastic coaching available with him, please contact him through his Facebook page.

 

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  1. Dorian June 6, 2019

    Yoga has been my best flexibility tool. We often incorporate yoga into our warm ups in San Jose at Ralph Gracie BJJ academy. My range of guard play, and inverted game increased quickly when I started doing yoga several times per week. Massage and other stretching right after training is great as mentioned in the article. I find yoga to be a great restorative practice on off days between training as well.

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