Friday, February 17, 2012

Effects of Conditioning on BJJ

I am going to be reprinting some old classic entries from my previous blog called The Angry Grappler. It will chronicle the evolution in my understanding of martial arts.
25 February 2010 @ 04:28 pm

This is straight out of the National Academy of Sports Medicine's book on Sports Performance.

The goal of cardiorespiratory training:

"To improve performance. A primary purpose of training is to delay the onset of fatigue during competition. Although a sports performance professional can teach an athlete various skills, these abilities are of little use if fatigue diminishes skilled performance when it matters most.

To reduce mental anxiety. With fatigue comes a loss of concentration and confidence in critical components of performance."

The old adage, if you hit a black belt he turns to a brown belt, if you hit a brown belt he turns into a purple belt isn't quite as true as the statement...

An extremely tired black belt will fight like a white belt. It's tiring to get hit in the face.
About the Author:

Sam Y. is a Master Personal Trainer, Certified Nutritionist, Coach, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Enhancement Specialist, Yoga and Pilates instructor, and holds multiple certifications. He is also an avid Martial Artist, training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing, and MMA. He is also the author of the popular fitness blog All Out Effort as well as the popular martial arts blog Inner BJJ. You can find him in the Los Angeles area personal training his clients, or at home annoying his wife, or on Facebook at his personal fitness page.

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