If you’re planning a trip this summer or will be on the road for several days, how can you keep up with your Jiu-Jitsu training?
Here are a few ideas of how you can keep up with your Jiu-Jitsu training when you’re not able to make it to the mats for your regular classes:
Watch instructional videos.
Nothing can replace the instruction you get in person at a martial arts school or academy. However, you can learn a lot by watching videos. When you’re not able to make it to a class, and you have some time while traveling, then video is a good option. Just be aware of the source and try not to go too far down the YouTube rabbit hole. Watching too many videos can get overwhelming, and you might end up feeling like you know less than when you started. To avoid feeling like this, choose one specific skill to focus on and watch videos related to that skill.
Analyze your strengths and weaknesses.
While on the road, take some time to take a step back and analyze your strengths and weaknesses. If you keep a training log, use this to keep track of what you come up with. Think about your Jiu-Jitsu training in terms of technique, physical fitness, and mental skills. What are your strengths, and what areas do you have some room to improve? As far as technique goes, what skills could use some extra attention? For fitness, could you use some extra conditioning work? What about your mental game? Once you have a good idea of where you stand, set some future objectives and goals around what you’d like to focus on.
Work on your flexibility and mobility.
When travel disrupts your regular training routine, focus on what you can do rather than what you can’t. Take a few minutes each day to work on flexibility and mobility as part of a workout warm-up, cool down, or as a stand-alone training session. The same goes for mobility exercises. Focus on the joints where you have a limited range of motion.
Enjoy your vacation and time away while fitting in whatever training you can while traveling. And then once you’re back in town, get back to the mats and your routine as soon as you can.
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