Andre Galvao has a huge list of credits. He’s the leader of one of the most successful teams in sport bjj today – Atos. Atos was founded in 2008 by 5x World Champion and 5xADCC winner Andre Galvao and Ramon Lemos.
Together the two have made an undeniable brand producing and helping champions such as Rafa and Gui Mendes, Bruno Frazatto, Guto Campos, Claudio Calasans, Gilbert Burns, Rodrigo Caporal, Ary Frias, and Davi Ramos.
“I think a competitor needs to train a lot because you want to have the best result in the tournament so you need to train at least twice a day in Jitsu I and you need to have conditioning as
well.Strength conditioning aside and I think it’s really really important and maybe like you can do like two to four times a week in conditioning some type of cardio as well I know like people say oh you
should like row a lot to get a better cardio but I think like when you do it a different type of cardio such as running or bike or maybe even just going to a nice place and all the beach and everyone are swimming I think you improve your cardio so I think for competitor you need to add some type of training that will increase your cardio you know because it’s really important you can have all the techniques right but if you don’t have a good conditioning it’s gonna be hard for you to apply the techniques during the fight especially like under pressure so you have a lot of pressure going on during the tournaments…
“…already I think like a blue belt purple belt needs to train every single day. Saturdays maybe maybe like Sunday off. But in the middle of the week you need to have a break and yeah you need to have a time for yourself as well. I think it is too much sometimes when you’re just on the mat all the time
then you can’t burn out you know – so you can get burned out so I suggest you to have a balanced life you know maybe going to movie theaters maybe going to the beach enjoy your girlfriend or your friends and I think it’s part of life as well otherwise you’re gonna be stuck in the gym … you need to get the sunlight you know it helps your vitamin D which is helps a lot against depression you know a lot of people they try really hard and they got super depressed you know so I suggest you to not only work at the gym”