Bulletproof Me

August 8, 2017 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fitness Wellbeing 0

I have been doing a lot of lifting recently to improve strength and retain muscle mass as I get older. As a qualified personal trainer and with all the strength and conditioning courses I’ve done I thought I was in a pretty good place to do this. But was I really looking at it from… Read more

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 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

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.