Jiu-Jitsu-is-a-Great-Workout-2-Rolles-Gracie-AcademyThe number of workout options available today is almost too varied to count. And perhaps you’ve tried quite a few different workout options over the years.

If you’ve tried several workout programs without getting the results you’re after, it’s worth considering martial arts – specifically Jiu-Jitsu.

Here are a few reasons why Jiu-Jitsu is a great workout:

1. Functional Movements

The different movement patterns and techniques you practice in Jiu-Jitsu give you a functional, full-body workout. Jiu-Jitsu training recruits multiple muscle groups all at the same time, which makes you more fit for your martial arts training and your daily life. You’ll build upper and lower body strength, improve endurance and stamina, and increase your flexibility and coordination. By improving these elements of fitness, you’ll find that daily tasks become easier. You’ll feel better while playing with your kids, chasing your dog around the yard, and even unloading groceries from your car. Over time, your functional fitness will make you more efficient in your Jiu-Jitsu training and improve the quality of your life.

2. Built-in Accountability

By training Jiu-Jitsu, you have the added benefit of built-in accountability. If you are committed to your training and genuinely want to improve, you must also build a consistent training routine. Stepping on to the mats once a week won’t be enough to make improvements in your Jiu-Jitsu skills. You must commit to training multiple days each week. This means you’ll also increase the amount of physical activity you’re getting each week and building a habit around working out.

3. Group Environment

A third reason that makes Jiu-Jitsu a great workout is the group environment. It’s true that many people prefer to work out on their own. However, working out in a group makes your Jiu-Jitsu a more effective physical and mental workout. You have a knowledgeable coach or instructor guiding you through your training. So you’re sure to get a great warm-up, plenty of time to drill and work on technique, and then feedback while you roll. Plus, training with others makes Jiu-Jitsu more fun. And when you’re enjoying your workouts, you’re more likely to stick with the activity long-term.

While Jiu-Jitsu might change your body, it will also change your life. To learn more about how to get started with Jiu-Jitsu, contact us at Rolles Gracie Academy. Our headquarters is located in Old Bridge, or check out our Virtual Academy and get started online.