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FITNESS AND JIU-JITSU

 

The fitness revolution has taken the concept of working out in an entirely new direction (or directions). The days of cardio machines and weights at a big-name gym have been replaced by a variety of new and creative routines, workouts and activities, all with the purpose of improving health and wellness. 

More people are seeking an athletic-training workout, as opposed the the generic gym workouts which became the norm over the past 2 decades. Today's fitness routines are different.

At Fabin Rosa BJJ, we offer one of the best approaches to fitness, which embodies athletic training, competition, social, and functional aspects of fitness training in our unique style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of the best way to improve your stamina, body composition, and overall physical fitness. BJJ is a great workout alternative to  traditional resistance or cardio workouts for various reasons. 

First, it is inherently social. One cannot practice BJJ alone which means your training partners become your fitness partners and support group. It is a built-in network to help each other stay accountable. The BJJ community is a group of like-minded people who want to improve themselves mentally AND physically. This will be an enormous benefit on your fitness journey. 


Second, it is functional. While traditional weight lifting is locked into 4 broad categories of motion- pressing (chest), pulling (back), Squat variations (legs), and overhead press variations (shoulders)- BJJ is dynamic. It almost always requires simultaneous push/pull movements that create the leverage necessary for applying techniques. New students will experience improved core strength and balance as a result. 


Third, BJJ combines elements of aerobic (low-intensity long duration) and anaerobic (high-intensity short duration) training for fat loss. The aerobic element in BJJ includes the warm up, drilling techniques and light grappling. Whereas the shorter duration, high-intensity anaerobic movements are the rapid bursts of energy sometimes needed to gain the superior position during more competitive grappling in our advanced classes. Combining these two elements together with effort and discipline, a lower resting heart rate and fat loss are very achievable goals. 


Lastly, it is human chess. One common theme among students who choose BJJ over weight lifting or running is they feel those workouts can become boring. Lifting an inanimate weight or running laps around the neighborhood still leaves room for the mind to wander; to continue thinking about pressing problems. There is nothing pushing back. On the other hand, in BJJ you have a living breathing training partner in front of you. You may have an idea of how you want to outmaneuver them in grappling but they have other plans. They push back. They respond to your movements in unexpected ways. This chess-like maneuvering forces you to focus on the person in front of you and the task at hand. Which in turn leads to improved mental fitness and the ability to deal with life’s challenges in a relaxed state of mind. 


If you want to lose weight and get in shape, please send us your information and we will contact you within 24 hours.