Guest post by Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Daniel is an instructor at M3Fight Academy.
Not getting enough training in? Can’t make evening classes? 6:00 am morning classes are your answer to these problems. We’re starting our training bright and early so we all can get to work right after. Who doesnt get the itch to train by the end of the work day? With the morning classes you can be satisifed all day and even get a 2nd training session in the evening! There are a ton of benefits to working out in the morning and lets take a look at a few items that will jump start your days:
1. Increase your daily metabolism.
You continue to burn calories at a boosted level after the workout is done. Burn those calories while sitting at work.
2. Virtually no scheduling conflict!
What else are you doing at 6:00 am? Sleeping? Go train!
3. Improved daily productivity. Exercising gets your endorphins going first thing in the day.
You will be more focused to take on your day with the energy boost. Training can increase your mental abilities for 4 to 10 hours post training.
4. Less likely to skip training due to something unexpected happening at work or home.
Late meeting? Kids got sick? Stuck in traffic after work? There is virtually no traffic this early in the morning, get to training get quick, get to work quick.
5. Having trouble sleeping at night?
Studies have shown that people who rise early in the morning for regular exercise sleep better than those who routinely exercise in the evening. Who doesnt want enhanced sleep quality?
Remember, there are more than 5 benefits to training early morning BJJ and Muay Thai training in the morning. Post a comment below to let us know of other benefits you know of. Then come in and train!
5x World BJJ champion Bernardo Faria has developed the No Gi Half Guard. His submissions and sweeps works just as easily for No Gi, if not easier.
1.In No Gi there are not as many grips you can play. For example, you can’t play spider guard and the whole array of guards that stem from it. His guard works perfectly.
2.There are not a lot of grips your opponent can use to stop your sweep while playing No Gi. They can’t grab your collar, sleeve or pants obviously. Again, his guard works perfectly.