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What is the “gas tank” in BJJ? When somebody seems to have an endless gas tank in BJJ, you might hear that the person must have good “cardio.” But to think that this is due to a single physiological variable (like aerobic capacity, or cardio) is vastly oversimplifying the issue. Let’s start with the two… Read more
YOU BURN FAR MORE CALORIES OUTSIDE OF THE GYM THAN INSIDE At best, exercise accounts for only 5-10% of daily energy expenditure, and typically leads to a REDUCTION in calories burned outside of the gym due to fatigue (I’ll cover non-exercise activity thermogenesis, or NEAT, in another post soon). Focusing on the calories burned during… Read more
IF YOUR TRAINING IS RANDOM, YOUR RESULTS WILL BE RANDOM TOO There’s simply no need to “keep your body guessing” where strength training is concerned. Your muscles are never confused! They response exactly to the exact stimulus/tension placed upon them To properly apply progressive overload means repetition. If you find that boring, well tough shit,… Read more
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