I’ve been working out almost my whole life. I started with the workouts in early childhood sports–for instance “suicides” in basketball–and have kept working out. I’ve done just about all the main workout styles there are, from the typical 3 day free weight cycle to Crossfit. As a 40 year old adult, I haven’t had the need stay in shape for a sport since high school, until I started to compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
My 7 year old son started to take Jiu-Jitsu from his uncles 2 years ago and started to compete.
I thought it would be fun to compete in the same tournaments he did:
1. We would get to do a father-son activity
2. I would have a better understanding of what it is to get out on the mat in competition
3. Hopefully it would get me in better shape
All three have come true.
But I now find myself competing more and on a higher level. I’ve gone up in belt rank which makes the tournaments harder–especially when I try to compete in divisions where the competitors are younger than I am.
This blog is an attempt to track the workout style I have implemented in hopes of getting better at Jiu-Jitsu and hopefully winning more medals.
For the past 3 months I have been doing workouts that are centered around the needs of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I feel the main requirements are:
Maybe not in that exact order depending upon what type game you use to fight in Jiu-Jitsu. What follows is the beginning of my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blog.