The World is gripped by the Covid-19 pandemic. A disease which spreads easily amongst the populace, causing most governments to impose Social distancing and Self Isolation to prevent the spread of virus. Due to this, many academies have had to close their gyms down to help 'flatten the curve'. Like you the reader, many of us at Fighters Market Europe also love to train and have thought about ways to continue training while in self isolation at home.
Watch Instructional's and online training.
Many academies, such as Atos, Gracie Barra and Unity are now offering daily lessons on their online platforms. Keenan Cornelius is now offering free lessons on Youtube filmed from his Legion BJJ Academy. Bernardo Faria is also offering one of his instructional's for free on BJJ Fanatics. You can also check out Grappleclub's offerings including instructionals from World champions such as Kingz Athlete Ffion Davies, Progress athlete Kaynan Duarte and others such as Jackson Sousa. With todays bjj training there is a wealth of knowledge available online. Watching these instructionals can help keep your mind sharp and give you more ideas and techniques to help you when you get back to the mats.
Accessory training, Yoga
Another great way to keep fit and healthy while in quarantine is to maybe try Yoga while at home. Yoga for BJJ is a great site with programmes designed for BJJ practitioners. Ran by BJJ black belt Sebastian Brosche, it is a great tool to help improve your bjj, it has programmes to use as a BJJ warm up and cool down along with Programmes aimed at Beginners to Advanced Yoga practitioners. The beauty of Yoga for BJJ is that you can use it from the comfort of your own home !
There are many bodyweight exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home, including -
- Wrestling sit throughs
- Press Ups
- Sit Ups
Buying yourself a Kettlebell would be a very wise investment as there are many workouts you can do from home with a single kettlebell. Sites such as T-Nation have many workout plans you can follow.
Remember to keep clean and follow your governments advice on washing hands and social distancing and stay safe from everyone at FME Europe.