Have you ever heard someone say that strength doesn’t matter for Jiu Jitsu?
It is a common misconception.
The principle of Jiu Jitsu is to allow a smaller, weaker opponent to overcome a stronger opponent through proper technique. Sometimes people misunderstand this principle to assume that strength is not important for Jiu Jitsu.
This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Strength matters; it matters big time.
In the latest podcast on the YouTube Channel, we interview Hector Gutierrez, strength and conditioning coach AND third degree black belt with multiple IBJJF titles. Watch the full episode here:
Here are some of the key points from the episode:
This is because…
So let’s say you want to start strength training, what should your standard goals be as a Jiu Jitsu athlete?
Once you reach these standards, maintain your strength training. Hector Gutierrez believes the best way to do this is with kettle bells.
The benefits of kettle bells:
The best part: Kettle Bell training can be done just 2x a week. Effective kettle bell training can be done in less than an hour a week, with just 2-3 20 mins sessions.
Kettle bells can also be taken relatively anywhere and don’t take up much space (unlike large home gyms and deadlift machines). They are also relatively cheap compared to other work out equipment.
So are you ready to start strength training?
I encourage you to give the podcast a listen.
Then, you can look into getting some kettle bells on Amazon. Hector says even just one will suffice.
And finally, you can check out some of Hector’s information online to guide you:
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