I've been thinking a lot about strength and conditioning stuff ... I'm a BJJ white belt trying to get back in shape after some injuries, weight gain, just general "turning into a sloth" shit.
I'm familiar with basic conditioning and strength training, and I know that when designing or changing a program, you have to consider your goals. My over-arching goal right now is to drop some weight and get my cardio back, while maintaining as much strength as possible.
Thinking about goals got me thinking about what a grappler needs in the way of physical attributes -- obv. the best way to develop grappling is to grapple more, but what specific physical attributes do you think are the "signature" of the grappling arts? Like, when I think of "a boxer," I think fast hands, head movement, footwork, inhuman cardio, etc. The stereotypical TKD guy would be very flexible, fast feet, etc.
What physical attributes would the stereotypical "grappler" be known for? This could be as general as "conditioning" or "explosiveness," or as specific as "grip endurance."
I'm working on my program tonight and looking for food for thought.