Archive for April, 2015

Strength and Conditioning for Jiu Jitsu

April 28, 2015

OK….So lately I have been trying to make a commitment to myself and for my jiu jitsu that I will begin some kind of strength and conditioning for jiu jitsu. Just go ahead and type in strength and conditioning on a search engine and the information that you can get is limitless.  Everything from advertisements, articles, workouts, etc etc. Try finding something more specific for jiu jitsu  and boom you will find two camps of thinking. Camp numero uno says will say that strength and conditioning is a must if you want to push your jiu jitsu to the next level and depending on who you ask will have varying workouts. Camp numero dos will say that jiu jitsu is such a  specific sport that you are better served working on your jiu jitsu. You should develop you strength and conditioning by just doing jiu jitsu and pushing your self while training!

Personally  I would say that I fall somewhere in between. I remember whenever I began a strength program I would always be to tired to preform my best during  my jiu jitsu training sessions.  So if I do workout it to lift weights or do some extra conditioning it is only because I cannot make it to jiu jitsu. I never want to miss a  jiu jitsu session for a S&C session.

Here is one of the greatest to ever do it on the mat Marcelo Garcia opinion on S&C.

Peace, Love, and Chicken Grease!

I’m back! Again

April 22, 2015

So  I it has been since December 13th of 2013 since my last blog post so I guess now is just a good of time as any to write up a new blog. So what have I been doing this whole time? Well I am no longer a white belt. I received my blue belt a year ago April 09. Competition wise I have not been that active. A tournament here and there. Something I hope to change this year and hopefully get a chance to compete a little more this year.

Coming into this year I told myself that I would compete more. I always noticed win or lose whenever I signed up for a tournament that I find my game improve immensely. I think is due to the fact of having a goal and holding myself accountable to make it to practice, eat right and rest, and make weight because I paid money the reason for my progress. Funny thing is that its just hard! More than anything I find myself having to psych myself out mentally just to push myself in practice and to make sure that I am feeling uncomfortable in training as well.  Making sure that I make sure that I am rolling with people who can push me, tap me, make me work like hell and force me to get better instead of choosing an easy roll with a newbie. I am not sure if everybody struggles with these same mental battles as I do. Anyways my theme for this year, be comfortable in uncomfortable situations and to train hard fight easy! Until next time! Peace, Love, and Chicken Grease!!bow and arrow