If you’re looking for a new way to improve your fitness that doesn’t involve a treadmill or a set of weights at the gym, have you considered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? Martial arts training can be a fun way to learn something new while getting in a great workout.
BJJ is a grappling, ground-based martial arts style that will improve multiple elements of your physical fitness. Here are just three of the ways that BJJ improves your fitness:
1. Improve Aerobic and Anaerobic Fitness
BJJ training improves your fitness through both aerobic and anaerobic training. Aerobic training, or cardio, is all about improving your heart health and fitness through lower-intensity endurance training. You’ll get plenty of this training on the mats, but you’ll also get short bursts of anaerobic training. Anaerobic training also improves your fitness through bursts of higher intensity where your heart rate is elevated for just short periods of time.
2. Increase Flexibility
Many BJJ moves will require a good amount of flexibility. If you’re not very flexible when you first start training, don’t worry. Your flexibility will improve over time. And as your flexibility improves, you’ll be able to move through class with great efficiency and get more out of your training.
3. Build Strength
While weight training is probably the most common way that people increase their strength, it’s not the only way. BJJ training builds functional, full-body strength. You’ll train and build strength in muscles that you may have temporarily forgotten about. Your BJJ practice will allow you to build strength throughout your lower body, upper body, and core.
BJJ offers a lot of benefits to your physical fitness, as well as to your daily life. To learn more about the programs and classes we’re currently offering at Tracks BJJ in Coon Rapids, contact us today to get started.