The problem with Porrada.
The old school approach of just train as hard as you can as often as you can is just not good enough.To get the most out of your Bjj training you need to prepare our bodies so that you can learn as much as possible then we need to recover to bounce back as fast as possible ready to do it all again.
Whether you train three times per week or three times per day, we need to make time to enhance recovery sooner, or we will have to make time for injury later.
‘’ But my BJJ heroes train 6 hours per day and their bodies look great, isn’t it all mindset?”
It’s not mindset it’s STEROIDS.
Elite level jiu-jitsu competition is fraught with steroid abuse, enabling many top competitors to push their bodies beyond what is possible for the regular everyday person.
To be able to survive the wear and tear of BJJ training week after week we need to stay healthy and there are many simple and natural ways to do this.
You need to sharpen your Axe before you use it, not use a blunt blade and just keep striking harder!
How to be your best for the longest:
The endless race that is life began before you joined the race and will continue after you leave it. The Question is in this race where would you like to finish at the Front of the race or at the tail end of the pack falling off the Back?
Jiu-jitsu is a great metaphor for life, the question is when you find this weird and crazy race how long do you want to stay in it for? Whether or not you reach the front of the pack is irrelevant (the front of the pack looks different for everyone) The fun of the race is often forgotten when you are severely injured and will no longer be able to keep rolling.
A balanced energy out put and restoration routine must be found in order for you to stay on the mat long enough to acquire the skills you need for a long term push for black belt..
3 Actions that improve longevity in the art of breaking and bending joints?
What actions are you taking to make your body more resilient so in the case of injury no matter how big or small you have an insurance policy that enables you to bounce back.
1. Take the pressure Up??
Sometimes the body needs more pressure. (in particular places) Massage is the key to improving circulation and speeding your recovery. Also lying still, with your eyes closed and just breathing is incredibly beneficial to lower your over all nervous system tension. Smoothing out the ruff edges means greater efficiency and improved energy production for everything.
2. Sharpen the Axe!
Prepare your body and Mind. Your warm up routine before lifting and rolling will improve your performance dramatically. It will not only help you be stronger it allows you to get in tune with where your body is really at. So if you have a tight shoulder you mobilise it and make sure its ready to work, avoiding injury while rolling.
3. Clean the cup.
Rinse the cup straight away. If you leave it on the sink whatever residue that is left there will solidify and harden, making it much harder to scrub out later. Lactic acid, nitrogen waste and deoxygenated blood are much the same. If you stretch and cool down properly straight after training you are speeding your way to recovery and feeling good the next day. If you don’t these waste products pool and your recovery will take far longer, leaving you waking up sore the next day.
If you are not in the habit of doing things that help Heal and protect your body it’s going to be much harder to establish a new habit when suffering the pain and inability which injury can create.
The question is- What are you doing each day to prevent getting injured?