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Should I get fit before starting BJJ?

Should I get fit before starting BJJ? image

Absolutely not! Jiu Jitsu is the sport that is going to make you fit. Once you start training you will see the changes in your body and overall health. You don't need to be fit at all to start.

BJJ is a physically demanding sport that requires strength, endurance, and flexibility. However, as you begin training, you will gradually build up your fitness level and improve your overall health. The intense workouts and full-body exercises involved in this Martial Art can help you burn fat, build muscle, and improve cardiovascular health.

One of the unique aspects of BJJ training is that it provides a full-body workout, targeting multiple muscle groups at once. This type of training can help you build functional strength and improve your balance, coordination, and flexibility. In addition, the anaerobic and aerobic components of BJJ training can help improve cardiovascular fitness.

Another benefit of BJJ is that it is an engaging and enjoyable form of exercise. Unlike traditional workouts, which can become tedious and boring, BJJ is always evolving, with new techniques and movements to learn. This can help to keep you motivated and interested in your fitness journey, making it more likely that you will stick to your training over the long-term.

In conclusion, BJJ training is an excellent way to get fit and improve overall health. While it may be challenging at first, with consistent practice and dedication, you can build up your fitness level and achieve your fitness goals.

So, if you are interested in BJJ but are concerned about your fitness level, don't let that hold you back. Remember that there is a Gracie Barra BJJ School near you, so whether you live Flinders, Oak Flats, Albion Park, Shellharbour City, Warrawong, Kiama, Kiama Downs or anywhere in the Illawarra, feel free to get in touch to book your introductory class with us!