Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Secret Strength Coach?on February 14th, 2012 at 10:49 am
When I got serious about BJJ (especially over the past year) I began trading weight lifting sessions for BJJ training sessions. As a working family man, I have to balance my time away from home as best I can. Truthfully, it was a tough decision. I didn’t want to lose my strength gains and hobby I had invested so much time in, and yet the workout I got during BJJ training was kicking my teeth in. I wanted to eat my cake and have it too.
I should explain, at Revolution BJJ, we roll a lot. I remember when I was first shopping for a new school I spoke with Andrew Smith about Revolution BJJ and he said literally: “We roll A LOT at my gym. A LOT.”
I thought he was joking around. He was serious. In the last 13-14 months I have had at least 234 rolls with my Black Belt Instructor. That isn’t including all of my other training partners and frankly, I’m low-balling that number. (3 classes a week, 13 months, 1.5 rolls per class).