Admittedly, the title of the article “Marcelo Garcia is the Exception, not the Rule” grabbed my attention, mainly because the night before I was just calling Marcelo “the David Copperfield of jiu jitsu”.
The magician, not the Charles Dickens character, just to be clear.
The article actually talks about the benefits of weight lifting, and how people use Marcelo as an example of someone that doesn’t lift weights and is still a jiu jitsu phenom. Personally, I think supplemental weight lifting can be beneficial- I personally use kettlebells for strength and conditioning- but getting stronger will no replace drilling and technique. You can be in the best shape of your life, but that doesn’t really mean anything if you have no idea what you are doing on the mat. So, like I said, supplemental weight training can be beneficial.
Check out the article, let me know what you think- otherwise, have a great day everyone!