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Training BJJ everyday...Healthy? Too much?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 01, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Train BJJ 5 times a week for 2-3 hours, very cardio intense stuff. Diet is good and I supplement with whey, BCAA's, fish oil, magnesium for overall health/recovery. Thoughts on if this is good for overall health longterm. It seems the paleo community tends to look at less is more in terms on long term training and health. Thoughts?

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on May 02, 2013
at 03:39 PM

Ya foam rolling is amazing and I do incorporate it, still need to get into the epsom salt baths. No injuries and eating plenty helps like you said. Thanks for the reponse

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on May 02, 2013
at 11:26 AM

Depends on what your training and recovery looks like. Some foam rolling, epsom salt baths, and ice baths will definitely help you keep it up for longer. I wrestle 4 days a week and have found that if I don't eat enough, I start to feel like dog doo. I think in a general sense, in the long term you will probably have to cut it down. But if you enjoy it, you aren't getting injured, and you can, why not roll around every day? Eventually you'll probably want to cut it down, but let that day come when it may.

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on May 02, 2013
at 03:39 PM

Ya foam rolling is amazing and I do incorporate it, still need to get into the epsom salt baths. No injuries and eating plenty helps like you said. Thanks for the reponse

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on May 01, 2013
at 09:16 PM

Do you feel out of energy? Are you injured?

I don't really believe in "overtraining" like a lot of people here, but I do believe in the extra exhaustion that forcing extreme adaption through exercise can bring for a while before you get over it.

If you feel fine, don't worry about it. That being said, you don't HAVE to do that much exercise. But you also won't be as good with less practice. Less is absolutely less in terms of a skills practice. Repetition is required for your central nervous system to decide that any particular movement is important enough to continuously improve upon.

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on May 01, 2013
at 10:19 PM

I doubt its that great for your joints to be close to dislocated everyday. I would take a few days of each week to recover. You also need days just to train weights. 3-4 days a week might be nicer on your body for long term health.

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