tired. grappling was kool. coach had a talk about havong good fitness. that if we are better thab tje opponent if we have bad cardio…we wont make it an we will lose. he said its important. i agree. mu cardio is shit lol. well i mean not that bad but still not good enough.
I agree cardio is important. How ever for true endurance you have to have a certain attitude. Mental state. Are you tense and tight? Are doing unnecessary movements? Are you forcing everything? If that is yes then that will zap your energy. I know from my experience. I’m a 130 pounds and 5. 4. Small. I can’t muscle any one. I’m always against bigger guys. I would gasout and get smashed. Now I hardly resist any movement my opponet makes. Instead use their movement for opportunity. I have mount. Because I’m small, big guys will just over muscle me and crudly sweep me. So, while I’m getting swept I go for half guard. Work half guard for sweep. But only when I know my mechanics are set and my opponet weight is off base. Once I feel the timing is right I explode with the sweep. I get the sweep. I work side control. I do half hearted key locks and kumras. Then I do mount. Attack. I get swept and I repeat. Because I know the cycle and all the possible positions. I just try to flow throw it. I focus on slowing my breathing and relaxing. I can roll all day. Do I get tapped? Yes. But I learn from it and keep going. I wear my opponet down. While I stay relaxed.
“Patience does not mean to passively endure. It means to be far sighted enough to trust the end result of a process. What does patience mean? It means to look at the thorn and see the rose, to look at the night and see the dawn. Impatience means to be shortsighted as to not able to see the outcome. The lovers of God never runs out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full.”—Rumi