4 Tips for Winter BJJ and MMA Training!

So winter is here and for martial artists, that means cold feet!

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And.. cold everything else too. Here’s our top 4 tips for winter training..

Arrive Early…

No, not to turn the heating on. To warm yourself up. In winter, it’s particularly important to engage in a rigorous warm up. This is’t just to make you feel warmer (it will) but to reduce the chances of soft-tissue injury during training as well. It’s highly recommended to come down a few minutes early if you can to go through your own personal warm ups and stretches.

Layer Up…

Start your session in a hoody or warm up top to get warmer faster. You’ll be surprised how much this helps! If you’re wearing the Gi for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, layer up with a warm base-layer or rashguard. You might be a little more cold-resistant than most however, and might not need any of this! Likewise, after training make sure to get clean and dry faster than usual.

Heads, shoulders, knees, and….

Toes. Believe it or not, you should loosen and warm up your feet just as much as the larger sections of your body. Sit and manipulate your toes and feet to stretch and move them around, and get the blood flowing to your extremities. This can help you feel a little warmer and help prevent toe injuries and strains.

And finally….

Don’t stay on the couch…

During winter, it can be tempting to stay at home on a cold evening. Don’t. Get yourself along to training and once we’re about 20 minutes in, you won’t be cold anymore anyway! Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts are indoor sports so we’re lucky enough to be more or less not at the mercy of the weather!

 

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Kyuzo is Dublin’s Number 1 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts club for beginners. We have classes in BJJ, MMA, Muay Thai, and Wrestling, for all ages, all levels of fitness, and to suit all goals from competitive performance to weight loss and fitness. To enquire about how we can help you, email us now members@kyuzogym.com or www.kyuzogym.com

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