The time and effort you put into your Jiu Jitsu training will obviously affect your performance and level of improvement. At the same time, your daily habits and things you do outside of classes and training also affect your Jiu Jitsu performance.
Here are a few daily habits that have the potential to improve your Jiu Jitsu training and performance.
1. Get quality sleep.
One daily habit that can help you get more out of your Jiu Jitsu training is to get a quality night of sleep. It’s not easy to make drastic changes to your sleep and wake times, but by changing small habits that affect your bedtime, you can improve the quality of your sleep. For example, instead of scrolling through your phone or watching more TV, you could start going to bed just five minutes early each night. And then up that amount to ten minutes, etc.
2. Hydrate and make good food choices.
Two related daily habits that also affect your Jiu Jitsu training are hydration and diet. By drinking plenty of water, your body will be able to carry out its necessary processes so that you’re starting a workout properly hydrated. At the same time, try to make food choices that will provide healthy fuel for your body. First, make sure that you’re eating enough to fuel your workouts, as well as your day. Stick to whole foods with plenty of fruits and veggies and lean sources of protein.
3. Manage stress.
Your body (and mind) go through a lot of stress on the mats. So, it’s helpful to take some steps to manage the stress in your life that comes from sources outside of Jiu Jitsu. It could be that a consistent training routine is one way that you alleviate stress in your life. Make sure that you have other healthy outlets for stress and anxiety.
4. Build a support network.
Building a support network is another daily habit that will contribute to improvements in Jiu Jitsu. Whenever you’re chasing a goal or challenge, you want to feel like you have people in your corner supporting you. Make sure that you’re building solid connections with friends and family so that you have an ongoing source of social support in your life.
5. Keep a journal.
Journaling is another habit that contributes to your Jiu Jitsu practice, as well as your daily life. A journal can be a logbook, as well as an outlet for your thoughts. It’s a great place to write down your goals, track your progress, and make daily notes on training sessions.
One Nation Jiu-Jitsu in Smyrna can help you achieve your personal martial arts goals. To learn more about the programs we’re currently offering and how to get started, contact us today.