Jiu Jitsu: The Importance of Rest

It’s a fact that we all know, but tend to forget or lay to the wayside: resting is just as crucial to your training as drilling, rolling, and making sure you are supplying your body with the proper vitamins and nutrients.

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How about you? Do you nap, or at least make sure to get a good night’s rest?  Let me know, otherwise have a great day everyone!

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One response to “Jiu Jitsu: The Importance of Rest

  1. Absolutely! As someone who previously suffered from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I am always vigilant for signs of over-training/impaired recovery. Getting 8 hours’ of unbroken sleep most nights plus at least one 10 hour sleep a week is really important to me if I have a full training schedule. I don’t nap during the day as I find it unbalanced my energy cycles, but I do need to make time to do “nothing” at intervals throughout the day. Some people don’t understand this, as there is a “glorification” of over-training, especially at an amateur/hobbyist level, but I am really lucky that one of the brown-belts I train with previously suffered fibromyalgia so is supportive of taking time for recovery. Thanks for sharing this post, it’s a valuable concept and I hope that it helps people to experience greater longevity in tier training and BJJ careers.

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