Meet Julie! Julie has been an ambassador for women's bjj since she started just 4 months ago. She's currently hoping to compete in the spring and continues to bring great energy to every class she attends. If you're a woman and looking to improve your confidence and self-esteem...look no further than jiu-jitsu!!! Profectus Lebanon Jiu-Jitsu @ Dube Orthopedics in Lebanon, Tennessee.
A common misconception in our sport is that you have to go 100% when sparring...or that your only goal is defeat your opponent. This kind of mentality will only lead to resentment over unreasonable expectations or worse, physical injury.
YOUR jiu-jitsu should reflect a "path". You can't skip through crucial positional steps and expect to submit your opponents on a consistent basis. The path varies and changes....it changes based on...
Be realistic and true to yourself when it comes to "live-training" It's arguably the best part about jiu-jitsu.... but without approaching it in the right mind-set, we could set ourselves up for failure.
Whether you've started late getting it together this new year or you just want to add more options to the list. Below are some health habits I've begun using daily as part of my morning routine. Whether you're eating early or late, your first meal of the day sets the tone......hope this helps!
***Intermittent fasting**** It's backed by science people.... Pick an 8-10 hour window for eating (ex: 9am-5pm or 11am-9pm) Fast for the hours outside of that time-slot. ONLY WATER ALLOWED.
- Start each day with a glass of water. (mix a small dose of turmeric and black pepper for additional super benefits)
- 3x fish oil a day (preferable with a meal) for joints and heart health
Breakfast option 1:
Oatmeal w/blueberries, banana, honey, and a teaspoon scoop of preferred protein powder.
1-cup black coffee drink
Breakfast option 2:
Scrambled Eggs cooked in grass-fed butter w/ avocado and salsa
1 bottled kombucha drink
Don't forget to keep up your water intake for every meal and GET MOVING! Exercise is doing anything that keeps you busy and off the couch.
Jeff Spain Jr
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Brown Belt