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.

BJJ the road to happiness

March 21, 2017 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Wellbeing 2

Is BJJ the road to happiness? You may instantly say yes, I know a lot of people who would.  Or you might think the Old Munki is going all new age. But could scientific research back up the concept?

Pick your training partners

March 7, 2017 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Wellbeing 2

As you grow older you need to be able to adapt your training.  Your body needs more post training recovery time and more time to heal from injury.  You are also more prone to injury whilst training . This sounds bad but really it isn’t.  The good news is there are things you can do. You just… Read more

Do you suffer from lazy BJJ?

February 21, 2017 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 1

Lazy BJJ is something I recently realised I had as an issue. I’m not talking about just lying on my back and counter grappling. More that I would settle for an easier position. Or I don’t actually move enough to make techniques as effective as they should be. This is something that I have been… Read more

Recovery is more than just resting

February 7, 2017 Fitness Wellbeing 0

I have written a lot about the importance of recovery after training.  But there is also another side to this.  Not just the physical but the mental recovery after training is important too.  Recovery whilst going through stress could cause you problems.