You have probably already heard of Pilates. It’s is a physical fitness system which is practiced worldwide. There are over 11 million people practicing Pilates worldwide the discipline regularly and 14,000 instructors in the United States.
Pilates has been shown to improves balance and can help muscle conditioning in healthy adults.
So how can Pilates help a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner?
Pilates can facilitate your development on the mats and decrease the recovery time needed between training sessions. It can increase strength in areas that you don’t typically use in Jiu-Jitsu. It can increase body awareness and improve posture suited to Jiu Jitsu.
BJJ black belt and ADCC bronze medalist Ryan Hall came out with a great video on Pilates for BJJ which you can watch here:
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