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How is sonnen so strong?


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How does he manage to take down someone big so easily and hold them down. Stann is an ex 205lb fighter and a huge mw fighter. Props to sonnen but he's still annoying, sonnen will fight bisping in his first defence if and a big if he beats silva. But a motivated sonnen looks like a very dangerous fighter!

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Wrestlers/grapplers tend to be stronger. Core strength and power from rolling around with people gives you a strength you don't get from weights. Grapplers have to take people down' date=' they have to be strong.[/quote']

 

As Joe Rogan said, elite level wrestlers who have been at the sport since they were very young have "chimpanzee strength."

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As Joe Rogan said' date=' elite level wrestlers who have been at the sport since they were very young have "chimpanzee strength."[/quote']

 

Yea, it's functional strength and it's embedded into their muscle memory. You can't lift weights and gain that kind of power.

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Technique son, technique. All thoughts of juicing aside (and remember, I am one of the people who claim Sonnen cheated against Silva), he was an Olympic alternate for America's Wrestling team and Stann has near zero wrestling defense. Tonight's match was a forgone conclusion, only very few people thought Sonnen would get a submission win (props again to GoldenAfro).

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Yea' date=' it's functional strength and it's embedded into their muscle memory. You can't lift weights and gain that kind of power.[/quote']

 

The funny thing about weights is, you move your grip a few inches from where you normally hold the weights and your power drops immensely. I bet if you keep doing continually different grips and angles you can get some good overall power, but otherwise, unless you happen do be doing something really close to that one motion you lift in --- you got nuthin!

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How does he manage to take down someone big so easily and hold them down. Stann is an ex 205lb fighter and a huge mw fighter. Props to sonnen but he's still annoying' date=' sonnen will fight bisping in his first defence if and a big if he beats silva. But a motivated sonnen looks like a very dangerous fighter![/quote']

 

Lets wait for the pee tests

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How does he manage to take down someone big so easily and hold them down. Stann is an ex 205lb fighter and a huge mw fighter. Props to sonnen but he's still annoying' date=' sonnen will fight bisping in his first defence if and a big if he beats silva. But a motivated sonnen looks like a very dangerous fighter![/quote']

 

Technique.

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