Strength training for grapplers is an incredibly powerful tool, one that should be included in every grappler’s program. The obvious reason is clearly increased strength and power in the muscles. Strength training will strengthen the tendons, ligaments and even bones as well. By increasing strength, your body becomes more resistant to picking up injuries.
The problem – no grappler wants to sacrifice too much time away from the mats. It’s easy to find hundreds of strength routines on the internet and while they are perfectly fine, they often require the individual to train for up to five days a week. Clearly this is too much for any grappler.
As a grappler, you need a strength routine that will give the maximum results with minimal input.