Video: Gilbert Durinho’s guillotine-sharpening workout

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Durinho working on his neck chopper.

As the masters of Brazilian jiu-jitsu say, the guillotine is much more a matter of subtlety than force. But, often, we come across really resistant opponents who must be tamed through a long, persistent squeeze — one which inevitably sucks up a whole lot of energy.

To get his body used to this sort of exhausting situation, Gilbert Durinho’s training routine explores this specific kind of exercise. In a video made by his team, Durinho works on the isometrics of the act of squeezing the guillotine to make it as sharp as it will get.

Watch him do it right here (you could do a lot worse than copying him, after all):

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