Benefits of cold exposure

June 19, 2017 Mental Preparation Wellbeing 0

The benefits of cold exposure are a big thing for recovery at the moment. I am aware that there is some mixed research on the effectiveness of cold exposure on recovery. However I have been practising cold exposure (cold shower therapy) for the last 6 months or so and this is my experiences with cold… Read more

BJJ Beginner Tips Part 2

May 30, 2017 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 0

In the first part of bjj beginner tips I explained some points that would help your motivation.  In this part I am going to look at some of the more practical issues of training BJJ.

BJJ Beginner Tips Part 1

May 15, 2017 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 0

As the new year has started you may be considering starting BJJ or have just taken the plunge.  But what are the things that you should know that no one ever actually tells you? I have pulled  together some BJJ beginner tips from my own experience.

Print your own gi checker

April 22, 2017 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 0

If you are a regular IBJJF competitor you know how important it is to be able to pass gi check. We have all had that nerve racking minute while you find out if you’re allowed to move forward to the mat. Well now you can check your own gi at home. You can actually print your… Read more

Periodising you carbs

April 10, 2017 Diet 0

I am always interested in ways to tweak my diet to make it better for training and health. Carbohydrate periodisation was something I had not heard of before, but sounded interesting. Periodising your carbs can apparently help your body get better at burning fat.  This definitely sounded good to me.