Most people go through a jiu-jitsu phase in which all they want to do is train. They do every possible class they can, possibly even rearranging their schedules to train more or even rushing injury recovery to get back on the mats faster. And look, we get it — when you really love something, you want to do it all the time. But is it really the best way to train?
In this video, 2019 ADCC competitor Alec Baulding discusses the importance of balancing your jiu-jitsu with other activities. Even taking a walk outside, he explains, can be a good form of active recovery while still giving you a break from the mats, and the long-term effects can be beneficial to both your body and mind. Check it out!