Let me count the ways…

Five ways that training Jiu-Jitsu is good for you (even if you’re terrible at it!):

Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't.1. It strengthens almost every muscle.
I’ve discovered so many muscles that I didn’t even know I had!

2. The cardio is intense.
I once weighed myself before and after class, and I had lost six pounds in sweat!

3. It encourages you to eat healthy.
To have enough energy for Jiu-Jitsu, you need proper nutrition. I want to eat all of the donuts, but I don’t, mostly because of BJJ!

4. Your brain gets exercised.
You have to remember countless techniques and constantly problem solve. People say Jiu-Jitsu is like chess, but I think it’s more like playing chess with Bobby Fischer, while at the same time trying to escape from a straight jacket, and the straight jacket is actively trying to choke you!

5. It relieves stress.
When I’m rolling, I’m not worried about anything but the immediate danger, which is strangely peaceful. My brain never shuts the hell up, but I can’t hear it when I’m grappling!

(The fact that this post involves counting shows how much I love BJJ, because I usually try to avoid doing math! There are even more ways that Jiu-Jitsu is good for you, but that’s enough numbers for one day. ;)

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