I’m Jates, and it is a pleasure to share my experiences, insights and of course – questions here in GOLD BJJ
I want to kick off this topic by sharing my current experience. Since August 2018, I had to focus more on being at home and being a hands-on Dad for our first offspring. Having said that, I usually find it easy to recondition my body after a layoff of some sort. May it be an injury, a business trip (which I usually get to train still somehow), a family event to name a few.
But of course, compared to my previous experiences having a baby relying on you, in frequency can indeed erase time for self-sustaining exercises even when you get home straight from the office. Insert chores like washing dishes, taking out the trash, and others.
Please note that I’ve been (or at least tried to be) an athlete my whole life. Represented my school in basketball in High School and in College as an Athletic-Scholar. Even tried Muay Thai for a year before finally discovering JiuJitsu.
My question is this: How do you get back to training after a break/hiatus from training and getting back to a competitive level at least? (I really love competing) Do you start with your diet? Do your start by making more time and how? It can be really difficult, this this applies to injury-induced situations.
We’re going to have an in-house competition soon. A sort of fun and friendly competition within the belts and your input can really help!
Excited to hear your take on this!