Versus Grappling Tournaments for 2015 / How many times a week should I train?
How often you train depends on your personal goals, your level of fitness, and how much you can afford to spend on training. We offer classes Monday – Saturday each week, and it is up to you how many classes you attend. Some people train once per week, others train almost every session.
The most important thing is consistency. A beginner can make good progress training once or twice per week if they turn up every week, pay close attention to the details shown during the technique section of the class and work hard. It is a good idea to take notes after each training session, so that you can look over them later. If you can train more often, then you will progress more quickly, but if you cannot make it into the gym several times per week don’t worry about it. Try to stay fit in other ways, and make sure that the training time you do get is high quality.
Remember that rest and recovery time is just as important as the time that you spend on the mats. Many beginners fall in love with the sport and spend all of their free time either training BJJ itself, or in the gym trying to improve their strength and conditioning or their cardiovascular fitness. While this enthusiasm is admirable, it is easy to burn out or to injure yourself. If you have only just started training, ease yourself into your new lifestyle to minimise your risk of injury.
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