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

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.

Meditation for BJJ

April 13, 2016 Mental Preparation Wellbeing 0

Meditation for BJJ really? Meditation is big in the press, helping with stress and other issues. But for some people the thought of chanting or listening to pan pipes can be off putting. It’s hard to appreciate how sitting quietly can actually be a benefit for you as an ageing grappler. So how can you… Read more

The mental side of BJJ

December 11, 2014 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mental Preparation 0

So following on from my post last week, I have been looking a lot more at the mental side of BJJ. I have mentions various skills in previous posts, but I thought as this is an area focus for me right now I would share the results of some of the research I have done.… Read more

A full circle in BJJ

December 4, 2014 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Mental Preparation 0

This weekend I came a full circle in BJJ with my competitive year.  I started 2014 with my first competition ever at the Fighting Fit Open in Manchester and I did my last competition of 2014 at another open competition at the same gym.  I am pleased to say that I have improved my skills since… Read more