Try this the next time you watch TV.
During the commercials, close your eyes and picture yourself doing a technique you want to learn, as many times as possible, until the commercials are over.
During a typical 2 minute commercial break, you should be able to mentally practice at least 20 to 30 reps of that move.
If there’s 5 commercial breaks, you’ll have performed 100 to 150 reps.
I’ll bet that’s more than you did during your last “live” training, isn’t it? Of course it is!
After you make this a habit, you’ll find yourself pulling off submissions and moves while rolling that you’ve NEVER practiced much before… just because you’ve mentally rehearsed them.
****Note: A side benefit is that your significant other will think you’re spending quality time together, snuggling on the couch and
watching a romantic comedy while you’re practicing armbars and side-control escapes. Cool, eh?****
I’ve done this for years, and am at the point where I can’t even tell the difference between moves I’ve spent a lot of time physically practicing, and ones I’ve mostly only practiced in my mind. It just works.
And, when I want to get a quick idea for some techniques to practice this way, I grab my phone, go to the iGrapple, and before the commercials over, I’ve got the techniques fresh in my mind and am ready to go.
(And yes, having the ability to do this is part of why I created the iGrapple in the first place… does that make me weird?)
Just do this, and you’ll realize there’s almost no such thing as not having enough time for practicing your submission grappling.