A slump in your Jiu-Jitsu training can be the result of many different factors. There are physical and mental barriers like over or under training. Slumps can also creep up after an illness or injury or are related to major or minor life events.
When you’re experiencing a slump, you might feel discouraged and consider giving up. But before you go down that road, consider the following tips on how to deal with a Jiu-Jitsu training slump.
1. Get some perspective.
First, know that if you find yourself in a training slump, you are not alone. Your Jiu-Jitsu journey takes patience and commitment. And with this long-term commitment will come various ups and downs. Slumps are part of these downs. Try to keep what you’re experiencing in perspective, but also be honest with yourself. If your training had decreased over the past several weeks, then now is a great time to gradually ramp back up. On the other hand, if you’ve been training extra hard, then now might be a time to focus on quality recovery.
2. Focus on fundamentals.
Another way to deal with a training slump is to go back to focusing on fundamentals. If you’re feeling stuck, revisiting the basics is a great way to reset physically and mentally. Working on fundamentals is never only for beginners; it might be just what you need to break free from your slump.
3. Don’t keep it a secret.
Let your instructor know when you’ve hit a slump. While you could just muscle your way through it, your instructor may notice something you don’t. Cluing them into what you’re experiencing might help provide a solution. Plus, you’ll be able to talk things through with someone who’s gone through a similar experience probably many times.
To learn more about the programs and classes we’re currently offering at Team Rhino Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Meridian, contact us today.