TRAIN BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU AND DEVELOP PHENOMENAL CORE STRENGTH.
You can dramatically improve your Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training and performance by building solid core strength. Core strength refers to the muscles in the abdominal area or trunk of your body. A significant amount of the power we use in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and our daily activities is driven by our abdominal region. I did not realize until I trained with Professor Tom Dinklage at Precision Martial Arts how important building my core strength would be to the success I achieved in BJJ.
BENEFITS OF SOLID CORE STRENGTH FOR BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
Other than a very fit and athletic look, good core strength enhances your stability and balance. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a sport that will tax your body to maintain stable control and balance to execute techniques efficiently and with minimal effort. Having good core strength also aids in injury prevention – especially to the spinal region and back. The lower back pain that I had experienced most of life seemed to disappear once I had achieved quality core strength. Another tremendous benefit is the development of core strength is speed enhancement for quick moves that are needed in training and competition. Without sufficient core strength hip movements which are so important to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are much more challenging to execute.
HOW TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM CORE STRENGTH FOR BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training on its own will enhance your core strength through the natural movements associated with its many techniques. However, you will find that to reach your top BJJ game you will want to add exercises designed specifically for this purpose. Professor Tom had me doing more crunches than I could imagine possible. Working with a stability ball, repeated triangle choke extensions and medicine ball exercises all aided in the development of my abdominal muscles. For me, one of the best exercises Professor Tom had me do that would blast the lower abs and oblique area were “planks”. On my own time, I would use inversion boots and do as many sit ups as I could while hanging upside down.
PRECISION MARTIAL ARTS INSTRUCTORS ARE SKILLED AT HELPING STUDENTS DEVELOP SUPER CORE STRENGTH
Through my many years of training, I found that key to progress in my BJJ abilities and keeping my back and spine injury free was to develop awesome core strength. Professor Tom Dinklage and his staff of instructors at Precision Martial Arts have the knowledge and ability to bring you to maximum core strength performance. Just be willing to work up and sweat and know you can do those last ten crunches next time you are at Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class!!!!!