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Training and Conditioning for Judo

Training and Conditioning for Judo

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    Long one of the world’s most popular sports, judo is also one of the most physically demanding. Success requires hard work, dedication, support, and a no-nonsense, comprehensive training program—one specific to the sport as well as the individual attributes of the athletes who compete in it. Enter Training and Conditioning for Judo.

    A blend of science and tradition, Training and Conditioning for Judo delivers comprehensive, yet practical, programming for serious judokas and their senseis, instructors, and trainers. This integrated approach merges strength, speed, agility, and endurance training with judo-specific drills and activities, ensuring total preparation for combat, competition, and all-around excellence.

    With diverse programming options that will help you avoid performance plateaus, you’ll discover training methodologies to incorporate into daily workouts:
    • Muscle strengthening exercises for balance control, increased power, and improved kumikata, as well as to create a stronger, protective “armor” for the body
    • Endurance training through running, cardio equipment, step, power and lactic circuits, and uchi-komi to improve aerobic and anaerobic conditioning
    • Planning strategies to combine technical, tactical, and physical training while considering recovery cycles and tapering to time peak performance with competitions
    • Recovery and prevention protocols such as warm-ups and stretching to keep the body resilient and to avoid injury
    You’ll use body weight, machines, medicine balls, stability balls, ropes, bands, and straps to keep training options fresh. Whether you’re a young or senior judoka, male or female, lightweight or heavyweight, you will develop the physical abilities needed to take down your opponent with force and confidence.

    With a black belt in both judo and Brazilian jujitsu and experience that includes training the British and Russian Olympic judo teams, Aurélien Broussal-Derval is uniquely qualified to help judokas—from beginners to competitive black belts—develop the balance, coordination, and power needed for success on the mat.

    Audience

    Judoka and judo senseis, mixed martial artists and their instructors, and strength and conditioning coaches working with martial artists.

    Table of Contents

    Specific Muscle Strengthening
    Should We Put Away Our Weights?
    Building Abdominal Muscles for Judo
    Core Strength
    Judo-Specific Core-Strengthening Workouts
    Increase Your Strength
    Alternate Your Training
    Proprioceptive Bench Press
    Tailored Squats
    Pulling Strength
    Improving Kumikata
    The Final 15 Minutes
    Using Resistance Bands

    Specific Endurance
    Running-Specific Training
    Training on Cardio Machines
    Tread(mill) Lightly
    Step Training
    Focused and Integrated Physical Training
    Power Endurance Circuit
    MAP Circuit
    Make Your Body’s pH Buffer Work for You    
    Lactic Circuit
    Strength and Endurance: A Winning Combination
    Battle Ropes
    Uchi-komi: The Ultimate Weapon?
    Using Judo to Train for Judo
    Uchi-komi and Rhythm: Winning Blend?

    Specific Athletes
    What to Work on, and When, With Young Judokas
    Training Seniors
    Endurance in Female Judo Athletes
    Weight Categories: Lightweights
    Weight Categories: Heavyweights

    Planning
    Testing the Judoka
    Overtraining
    Recovery Cycle During Vacation
    Returning to Training
    Is Training at Altitude Worthwhile?
    The Tapering Cycle

    Recovery and Prevention
    Warm-Up Goals and Principles
    How Do You Plan Your Warm-Up?
    Warming Up During Competitions
    Stretching
    Optimizing Your Recovery
    Adductors: Avoid Those Splits!
    Preventing Knee Injury
    Preparing for Loss of Balance
    Stability and Instability
    Specific Ways to Use an Exercise Ball

    About the Author

    Aurélien Broussal-Derval holds master’s degrees in strength and conditioning, sport and rehabilitation, and performance engineering. He also has a degree in sport sciences from the National Institute of Sport and Physical Education (INSEP) in Paris, France, and is a black belt in judo and Brazilian jujitsu.

    He is the author of The Modern Art of High Intensity Training, The Modern Art and Science of Mobility, and French best sellers Modern Physique Training, Proprioception, and Field Tests: Protocols for Measuring Sport Performance. Highlights of Broussal-Derval’s career as a strength and conditioning coach include his training of Olympic medalists, professional athletes, the French Olympic weightlifting team, the French boxing teams, and the British and Russian judo teams. He is the technical director to one of the world’s premier martial arts studios, the prestigious Cercle Tissier in Vincennes. He is also the head of French Weightlifting Coaches Development. Broussal-Derval lives in Paris.

    Reviews

    “Whether you’re training for judo, mixed martial arts, or wrestling, the diverse programming options in Training and Conditioning for Judo will help you meet the constantly changing demands of your physical, mental, and technical training.”
    —Colton Brown, U.S. Judo Athlete and Olympian
     
    “Aurélien’s strength and conditioning methodology was so specific that it helped me transfer my power from the gym to the mat.”
    —Gemma Gibbons, Silver Medal Winner at the 2012 Olympics

    Training and Conditioning for Judo goes beyond training and straight to the heart of winning. It will train, prepare, and inspire you to excel. Truly a must-have.”
    —Alex Turner, U.S. Judo Athlete and Olympian

    “As a player, and even more as a coach, I have been chasing innovation for Scottish judo all around the globe. What I found in Aurel's methodology is a deep understanding of judo and conditioning, creating a unique and specific vision of physical training for combats sports.”
    —Euan Burton, Great Britain Olympian at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, and JudoScotland Development Coach

    “The depth of judoka-specific training in Training and Conditioning for Judo combine with full-color photo sequences and Aurélien Broussal-Derval’s practical advice to make this book the perfect training resource for lightweights or heavyweights at any level.”
    —Adonis Diaz, U.S. Judo Athlete and Olympian

    “Judo conditioning is like no other. If you want to transfer strength from the gym to the mat, you need a very specific method. I experienced Aurel’s techniques on my way to the Olympics. He shares it all in his amazing book Training and Conditioning for Judo.”
    —Colin Oates, Silver Medal Winner at the 2016 European Championship, Great Britain Olympian at the 2012 Olympics, and Bronze Medal Winner at the 2011 European Championship

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