The trigger for this blog is simple. Nearly a year ago I added a dedicated strength and condition session to my training programme. I really enjoy it for a number of grappling and non grappling related reasons but I have discovered one problem – lifting makes me really hungry! Seriously I start to find my office colleagues looking tasty post lifting! Plus there is nothing worse than being near an office kitchen full of biscuits when hungry and being on a diet for competition! So I thought I’d look into what can cause those post training munchies and what have done and can try to limit them. Continue reading “Post Training Munchies”
Periods. Menstrual Cycle. Time of the Month. Whatever you call them the majority of female grapplers have them in some shape or form and have to deal with them on the mat. This blog is a combination of my own experience as well as some the best of the net to hopefully share some thoughts and advice on the topic. Continue reading “Women & BJJ – Periods”
Every year I tend to do a post to help you get through the Easter Holidays. In the UK Easter Sunday is a bit like Xmas Day in that everything is generally shut but without the great gifts or festive TV. But instead of sharing technique videos I try to share any interesting documentaries or videos I’ve found related to BJJ. You can check out 2017 and 2016 offerings or just dive straight into my latest suggestions. Enjoy!
Continue reading “Netflix & ???? – BJJ Style 2018”
Within my gym its common for a number of the male grapplers to use intermittent fasting as way to lose weight for competition etc and some of the guys I know are big advocates of it. However, like most things as a female grappler it’s not always as straightforward as just doing it the same as the guys! I did try it a couple of times and really didn’t have much success with it and found it pretty difficult so I got researching. Whilst there is research on fasting there isn’t that much available on gender differences (unless you’re a rodent) so this blog will try to pull some of this together with my own experiences so you can be aware of some of the things to watch for. Continue reading “Intermittent Fasting for Women”