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Conquering the "Grunt Factor": How to Deal with DOMS Like a Jiu-Jitsu Master

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Conquering the "Grunt Factor": How to Deal with DOMS Like a Jiu-Jitsu Master Ever stepped off the Jiu-Jitsu mat feeling like you wrestled a bear? You're not alone! That post-workout soreness, affectionately (or not so affectionately) known as DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), is a common foe for warriors of all stripes (even white belts). But fear not, fellow grapplers! This guide will equip you with the knowledge and tools to face DOMS head-on and emerge victorious. So, what exactly is DOMS? Imagine tiny micro-tears in your muscle fibers, a result of pushing your limits during those intense training sessions....

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Jiu-Jitsu and Exercise: Unleashing Joy in the Fight Against Depression

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Jiu-Jitsu and Exercise: Unleashing Joy in the Fight Against DepressionIn the quest for mental well-being, the transformative power of jiu-jitsu and exercise shines as a beacon of hope. Recent research from the University of Queensland has unveiled a profound link between engaging in activities like jiu-jitsu, walking, jogging, yoga, and strength training and the alleviation of depression. In this exploration, we dive into the uplifting world of jiu-jitsu, unveiling its significance as a form of exercise in the battle against depression and the pursuit of well-being.Jiu-jitsu isn't just a martial art; it's a joyous celebration of movement, resilience, and self-discovery....

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Conquering Jiujitsomnia: 5 Tips for Post-Training Sleep Bliss

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Conquering Jiujitsomnia: 5 Tips for Post-Training Sleep Bliss Ah, the joy of jiu-jitsu! Rolling on the mats, pushing your limits, and learning self-defense – it's an amazing workout that leaves you feeling empowered and accomplished. But let's be honest, sometimes that amazing feeling translates into something less desirable: Jiujitsomnia, the restless nights that plague many a grappler. Tossed and turned, replaying chokes and guard passes? Not getting the restorative sleep your body craves? You're not alone. The science backs it up – studies like the one published in the National Institutes of Health (PMID: 20921542) show that sleep restriction can...

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Shredding and Sweating: How Skateboarding and Jiu Jitsu Fuel Mind, Body, and Soul

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Shredding and Sweating: How Skateboarding and Jiu Jitsu Fuel Mind, Body, and Soul Ever feel like life's stuck on cruise control? Craving an adrenaline rush that pushes your limits and leaves you grinning ear to ear? Look no further than the dynamic duo of skateboarding and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). This potent combo isn't just for daredevils and grapplers; it's a gateway to a healthier, happier you, shredding not only asphalt but also self-doubt and social barriers. Skateboarding ignites a physical revolution. Every push, ollie, and kickflip sculpts your core and legs into steel, improves balance and coordination, and boosts cardiovascular...

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On the Mat of Life, Play the Long Game with GuA²rdLife

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On the Mat of Life, Play the Long Game with GuA²rdLife "On a long enough timeline," they say, "the survival rate for everyone drops to zero." A sobering thought, perhaps, but consider this: what if the real measure of victory isn't just surviving, but thriving for as long as possible? What if the true champion on the mat of life isn't the one who throws the hardest punch, but the one who stays in the game the longest? We, the warriors of the second half, the BJJ veterans tattooed with stories of triumphs and tap-outs, know this truth intimately. Time...

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