We all like to hit it hard when we train. Be it on the mats or in the gym. The focus, and rightly so, is predominantly on the training itself. Little focus is placed on the other half of the equation. Recovery.
The better your recovery, the better your training. So, I wanted to share this great guest article by MOBILITAS. You're going to like it and......you probably need it.
3 ways to mobilize your hips AND how to use myofascial release (i.e. "foam rolling") properly. The latter part alone is worth watching the video.
You do jiu jitsu, your hips will get stiff. Like death and taxes....you can't avoid stiff hips in Jiu Jitsu. In this video I have a friend and guest, Scott Isely from MOBILITAS (yourjointsshouldnothurt.com) to show 3 great ways you can use myofascial release to free up those hips!
Apologies for the poor sound quality on this one - will be investing in a mic
It is important to make strength and conditioning specific to jiu jitsu. Yet, specificity is something that can get blown out of proportion. Specificity meaning, incorporating movements and exercises in your strength and conditioning that have specific application to your sport. For example, working squats and deadlifts would be specific to a sprinter. Rotational strength would be specific to a baseball player, etc, etc. So, how does it work for jiu jitsu and what are some of the misconceptions.
Misconceptions about specificity can happen in any sport. In jiu jitsu strength training, I think it’s even more prevalent. I don’t know why. Maybe because jiu jitsu involves so many complex movements, people feel they need to hit all these movement in their strength training.