In a previous article, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: The Benefits, we touched on some of the physical and mental benefits of this martial art. Today, we focus on weight management and promoting healthy body mass that lasts. Thus, we’re talking about ditching the rolls you don’t want, while learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and rolling on the mats at Plus One Defense Systems in West Hartford.
Just like any martial art, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is physically demanding. From the warm ups and exercises to drilling with partners, your body is moving, flexing muscles, and sweating for a period of 45 minutes to an hour per class. This encourages building healthy muscle while expending energy that would otherwise have not been used. Doing this consistently will begin to use energy stored as fat in the body, reducing fat stores while muscle continues to build. Since advancing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu requires concerted effort over time, these improvements to your body and health will occur naturally, thus it will not be difficult to maintain.
The problem for many people with typical weight-loss programs is that the focus is on counting things – counting minutes on the treadmill, counting calories of food, checking weight daily. It’s monotonous and can be pretty discouraging because your mind is always consumed by how much more improvement you need to make. It is the exact opposite in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu class in our West Hartford academy; we are focused on the acquisition of skills for offensive and defensive maneuvers and repeatedly testing our learning with partners as we “roll” – jargon for Brailian Jiu-Jitsu grappling.
Try a free BJJ class at our Academy in West Hartford, CT today. Sign up for your free lesson now or call 860.922.5343
We offer free introductory classes in all martial art styles that we teach. Why? Because we want you to have an opportunity to “try before you buy,” and also to be able to find the right fit in terms of style and class environment. Our Muay Thai instructors and staff are committed to your positive experience. That is why we are the top-rated martial arts school in the West Hartford area. We look forward to training with you!
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