Good habits are not for naughty nuns

April 18, 2013 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu General Mental Preparation Wellbeing 2

This is nothing about religion, but today I have had the all clear from the doctor following my shoulder operation and now I’m in the hands of the physiotherapist. So this is good news, but I’m still not able to get back on the mats or really lift anything, bad times. I’m also coming to… Read more

Mental rehearsal…….

March 29, 2013 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu General Mental Preparation Wellbeing 1

So as I have been recovering for the few weeks I didn’t want to totally miss out on my training, as last time it took about three months before I was back on the mats.  Obviously I can’t physically train but I can look at visualisation or mental practise  as a kinda substitute for whilst… Read more

The Chimp Paradox

March 14, 2013 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu General Mental Preparation 1

This is not actually a humourous title from the Old Munki, nor is it a reference to a relative.  It is actually the title of a book by Dr Steve Peters.  The book really intrigued me as the Chimp Principle is used by a number of very high profile athletes, Sir Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton… Read more

Supplementary recovery support for the Old Munki.

March 6, 2013 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Diet General Wellbeing 1

So as an Old Munki going through some fun shoulder surgery, I have lined up some additional dietary supplements.  A number of these are generally pretty good for all round health for munkis old and young alike.  But a number of them that I will be taking during my recovery have been recommended to me,… 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