This morning 1 of my White Belts was coming back from an injury and had a question for me. Here’s what happened.
He was doing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and then added weight training on top of it. He was enjoying clanging and banging so he cranked it up to 5 days of heavy lifting a week. Soon after he ran into some nasty tendinitis in his arms and had to take a couple of weeks off from training all together.
No BJJ or weight training.
Now that he’s healthy again he wants to add lifting back in. But he asked yours bearded for a wee bit-O-guidance. And so I’ll share with you what I shared with him.
The big mistake he made was by not focusing one 1 of the MOST important parts of training.
See, he went hard. But lifting (like BJJ) only blesses you with its benefits after a long period of consistency. And so when you add in lifting you need to set a schedule and then eaaaasssseee into the intensity over a period of time. This gives your bucket of bones time to acclimate and gives you time to set a routine.
1 of the keys to surviving for the long haul in BJJ, the weight room, your diet. . . anything that’s worthwhile really. Is long term consistency.
And a routine that’s been executed to the point of making it habitual is the often-ignored backbone of that.
So hopefully that’s helpful to you.
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