Re: Survived my first MMA class last night
Im hoping that when telling him to breath out while pulling on his arm HARD, you meant to breath out hard, not pull on his arm hard. Cranking a submission on a training partner is a great way to no longer have anyone willing or able to train with.
Anyways, when rolling your breathing will go alot like you roll. Sometimes the pace is fast and sometimes its slow. When you get to a comfortable position, slow down the pace and catch your breath. I try to breath through my nose most of the time. When I start getting tired, in through nose, out through mouth. Every once in awhile its good to try to push out all the air in your lungs to get more fresh oxygen in them.
As far as weight training goes... strength train. Dont train to lift weight, but train to get strength. Focus on lighter weights, more reps, muscle endurance, flexibility, and functional strength. Also work on your anaerobic cardio. These are all the things you that will benefit you in MMA in general.