Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Weight Loss










If your goal is to improve your fitness or lose weight but you want something more exciting than jogging on a treadmill to keep you motivated – consider trying Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ).

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and Weight Loss

Gyms, personal trainers, and even exercise DVDs are now incorporating training techniques and exercises from a wide variety of martial arts into their workouts. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is at the fore-front of this fitness revolution – whether you are a seasoned competitor or someone who has never trained before, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can help. BJJ instructors offer beginner, intermediate and advanced training strategies to help you lose weight and get fit.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu offers both an aerobic and anaerobic workout, eliminating the need for punching bags, focus mitts and kicking pads in sessions. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training is being used in cardio workouts for fitness and weight loss.

Because Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training is typically high intensity and usually lasts for at least an hour, it burns a large amount of calories per workout. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is great for anyone who wants to lose weight and lose it fast.

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu incorporates exercises and drills that can vastly improve cardiovascular fitness and endurance levels – helping build muscle strength and improve muscle flexibility. BJJ is perfect for anyone wanting to improve their overall fitness levels.

An improvement to cardiovascular fitness requires an elevated heart rate for extended periods, a proper Brazilian Jiu Jitsu workout is perfect for this.

In addition, improving the strength, size and shape of muscles requires some form of resistance training. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training uses body weight resistance techniques such as press-ups and squats , removing the need for complicated weight training routines.

Improved flexibility is also a natural by product of BJJ training – as the programme we utilise incorporates stretching exercises in the workouts.

It is no surprise that Brazilian Jiu Jitsu participants are widely regarded as being among the fittest athletes in the world – they also have a reputation as being amongst the strongest pound-for-pound and some of the most flexible.