You are 100% correct comedian. I really believe that. I'm not naturally gifted or anything. I just try to follow the systems to the best of my ability. I often don't make the grade as far as Master Lloyd is concerned when it comes to following the system day in and day out. But he says that you should just do what you can. I just follow the systems more than most.
Master Lloyd has this program that we do. It's very simple. One part of it is after class no matter what he wants us to do five sets until fatigue of gi pull ups. I've done it after every practice for about the last three years. I don't like it all of the time because sometimes I'm not feeling well or I got my butt kicked in training but I do it anyway.
I can honestly say that there are only two other students that do it also on our entire team. I can't begin to tell you what it has done for my grip in this short period of time, it has greatly helped my triangles because most times people can't get their arms back once I get it.
I truly believe that if someone does this every day it will improve your grips like you won't believe. I've found out that having a strong grip is very valuable. It only takes a few minutes out of my day, while everyone else is still at the school just talking on the sidelines, I go do the after class system he's given us. He just tells us what you should do and then he never says anything to you about it again. Either you do it or you don't. Maybe 3-5 times a year he'll have a big speech about people not doing it. When he does that everyone starts to do all of the items but that wears off in about 2-4 weeks.
Now if someone said they tried it and it didn't work
for them I just would'nt believe that they honestly gave it a fair try. Of course you won't see improvements over night. But you will see improvements if you continue to follow it.
I know comedian I'll never change your mind but I just don't want anyone that truly wants to try to improve to be misled by people that haven't tried the course or gave up on it to early.
And yes I'm living proof that it works. I clearly remember getting the crap beat out of me in tournaments. I just kept an open mind, didn't doubt it and followed his information to the best of my ability.
I'm interested in what you feel works for you comedian because I'll give it a try. Anything that can help me improve I'm interested in. Especially if it's getting good proven results.
Yes I'm partying with my coach, this will be my third year going out to party with him on my birthday. Last year all of the black belts came out and things got really wild. I can't wait. I can't believe I'm 22.