For years, people have connected Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with combat training and fighting. While it certainly dominates in today’s martial arts world, the foundation of the sport is all about fitness with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
For many adults, once we graduate high school or college, physical training is over. The most disciplined of us will make it to the gym three times a week, slug away on the treadmill and get in some bench press……bla. How boring!
After 10 years of stair climbing what do you have, champion stair climbing skills?! Its no wonder we have a hard time exercising – it bores us to death. Its also no wonder that obesity and heart disease are some of the leading causes of death in our nation.
Skip the treadmill
We are built to move! For 7 million years human beings have been VERY physical. We built homes and cities. We hunted and planted. We chopped wood and carried water. Its only in the last 50 years that we became very sedentary. We drive cars, sit at desks, watch TV and surf the web. As a result most people have become soft. We want to move, we crave it. It’s a fact that regular exercise is one of the healthiest things you can do for your body.
A recent article in Newsweek (Jan 3 2011) lists exercise as THE TOP enhancer of cognitive function.”Exercise stimulates the production of new synapses, the connections that constitute functional circuits and whose capacity and efficiency underlie superior intelligence. Kramer finds that a year of exercise can give a 70-year-old the connectivity of a 30-year-old, improving memory, planning, dealing with ambiguity, and multitasking. “You can think of fitness training as changing the molecular and cellular building blocks that underlie many cognitive skills,” he says. “It thus provides more generalizable benefits than specifically training memory or decision making.”
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Optimus BJJ is a sport will transform your mind and body. See our adult classes here. After a few short weeks of training, you will notice more muscle and less fat on your body. You will also notice confidence growing in all areas of your life, both professional and personal.
It’s a great way to MOVE again through life! Try 30 Days for Free at Optimus BJJ! Call us at (949) 481-2511 to get started.