Warming up before training is a must. However, it can get quite tiresome and – with time – extremely boring. Plus, most of the drills that most of the BJJ students do aren’t really useful after the white belt stage.
Many times you see people stretching before class. That is wrong. Any kind of static stretching while your body isn’t warmed up is actually bad for you. Stretching is best after class when your body is warm and you need to cool down to relax.
Risk of overstretching when your body is cold is greater, and tightness lowers your speed and range of motion when you start exercising. Some research has shown that athletes who stretch before a workout are more susceptible to injuries and performance issues.
So, if you’re looking for better options, then these warm up drills by Thomas Lisboa will work great! They won’t just warm you up, but they’ll also make your guard passing more efficient and automatic.
Discover one of The Most Aggressive and Effective Passing Systems in The Game with Alliance Veteran Competitor Thomas Lisboa
- Fabio Gurgel Black Belt and multiple-time IBJJF Gold Medalist Thomas Lisboa reveals his entire folding pass system to help you dismantle, deconstruct, and pass the best guards on the mat with tricks, tips, and details, you won’t find anywhere else.