It’s finally here!
It gives me great pleasure to finally announce the release of
Fighting Back – How to Stop Back pain & Improve Your BJJ Game
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If I was marketing savvy, I’d have a really long sales pitch lined up for you here with testimonials and before and after pictures. But I’m not, so I don’t.
What I do have is a line of BJJ players coming to me every day at my Gym for training. And amongst the GFT BJJ team that train out of Wild Geese Martial Arts, those that come to me for supplementary fitness work are the ONLY ones that don’t suffer with any form of back pain. They also recover faster between rounds of rolling. They pick up fewer niggling injuries. They are simply tougher, which in a bout where skills are equal or even stacked against. This toughness can become the deciding factor in who comes out on top.
Personally I find BJJ fascinating. I don’t train it myself, my martial preferences lie elsewhere, but from a strength coach / movement therapist point of view, watching the guys roll is fascinating.
Ok, I said fascinating twice there, but I can’t think of a better word.
The fluidity with which they move about on the ground, the agility they display and mad positions they bend their bodies into is incredible to watch. But the cynical coach in me is constantly wincing as their spines are loaded and flexed to degrees that they really shouldn’t.
Watching them train multiple times per week, and on the odd occasion getting in and rolling with them has had me thinking of what they need to train in order to simply survive the rigours of their chosen sport. What movement patterns dominate the sport? What muscles and lines of force (I love Thomas Myers Anatomy Trains thinking) are being prioritised by the sport? What are the potential ramifications of emphasising these elements? And what can we do about it.
This is my thought process for developing athlete specific training programs. This eBook lays out pretty much the whole thought process. If you read and digest the information in the book, you will be able to take it, and the sample training programs laid out in it and start to figure out how best to apply this to your own training.
I’ve given you details on how to warm up in a manner that will target all the common BJJ problem areas, there’s an equipment free bodyweight workout and gym workouts for training, 2,3 or 4 days per week. These are carefully considered workouts that if work diligently, patiently and progressively will help you develop a strong body that is resistant to injury while becoming faster and more enduring.
Once you’ve toyed with them and the other information and exercises laid out, you’ll then be able to adjust these programs to make them more specific to your individual needs.
And that’s about as much of a sales pitch as I can stomach to write.
You can read more and purchase the book from THIS LINK