Love your sweat…hot yoga rocks

April 23, 2013 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fitness Wellbeing 3

So yesterday I went to a hot yoga class.  As I am restricted in what I can do training wise, I was looking for something that I thought would be a challenge but also a benefit.  I know a lot of BJJ guys are into yoga for flexibility, balance and other benefits. I also felt… Read more

Come on Get a Grip

February 24, 2013 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fitness 1

Following on from my shoulder ops I have lost a lot of muscle mass and physical strength with a few months of absolutely no mat time or upper body training.  Other than my physiotherapy work.  Never was I so happy to see a medicine ball or a theraband.  But now after the 15 months these… Read more

Is it really a case of Mind over Muscle?

February 1, 2013 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fitness Mental Preparation 3

The Central Governor Theory, it does sound like a bad gangster movie, but it is actually a theory or model produced by the Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town Tim Noakes   about how your brain actually protects you during exercise.  The brain uses the symptoms of fatigue as key regulators to insure… Read more

Resolutions sometimes they end up out of focus

January 1, 2013 Fitness Wellbeing 0

So as 2013 starts and the excess of the festive season has now passed a lot of people start to consider new year resolutions.  As all the research shows despite everyones best intentions these eventually fail.  So instead of setting yourself targets too high, how about changing some little things that are still going to… Read more