Thanks for joining us for part two in our series on how to get martial arts training in while you’re vacationing at the beach. If you’re just now joining us, be sure to go back and read over part one for some valuable information. Part one discussed how the sand helps you train, warming up, and the importance of staying hydrated. So click here to read about these BJJ beach exercises.
In today’s piece, we’re going to discuss several beach exercises that will help you get faster, stronger, and better on the mat. If you’re interested in learning martial arts in Raleigh NC then come out to Gracie Raleigh! We’re not your typical gym as we specialize in self defense, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and muay thai. Call today and ask about our free classes.
More BJJ Beach Exercises for Summer
Speed and Explosiveness Training
Start, Stop, Start, Stop
In this exercise, you’ll be working on your speed and explosiveness by setting up cones, or other markers on the beach, and then repeatedly starting and stopping quickly and efficiently.
First, start by placing either cones or markers on the beach about 10 years apart from each other in a straight line. Stand at the first marker and sprint towards the second one. As you approach the second marker, slow down from your sprint with smaller choppy steps and then come to a complete stop. Then, without resting sprint to cone three. Take a short breather and then do the same exercise but in reverse back to the first marker. Try to complete 3 – 5 repetitions.
Ten Minute Toning
This series of exercises will help you get stronger while training on the beach.
Long Jumping – In a standing position, start by bending your knees and jumping forward as far as possible. Without resting, continue long jumping for 30 – 60 seconds.
Single Leg Jumping –Bring one knee up toward your waist and then explode off the opposite leg jumping as far forward as you can. When you land, repeat with the other side. Try to jump as high as you can and continue this exercise for 30 – 60 seconds.
Inchworm push-ups – Start in the standing position and then hinge at the waist. Bend over further and walk your hands away from your feet ending in a plank position. Once in the plank position, do one push-up and then walk your feet back towards your hands. Repeat for as many reps as you can.
If you need even more tips for training at the beach, be sure to join us for our next post. You’ll find out how to get a successful beach workout in without succumbing to the elements.
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