1. Ministro

    Ministro White Belt

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    Hello all. First of all, im training bjj for over a year now an i have the following problem. After each training session, i feel like a car run over me. Not talking about bruises and that stuff, i feel a lot of sore in most of my body.
    Im tall 6
     
  2. silverline122

    silverline122 Brown Belt

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    Part of where your problem may be coming from is the weight lifting on the side. You might be overtraining without knowing it. Since you're in your 30's, your recovery time may be starting to slow down a bit, so make sure you experiment with your work outs and find a program that suits you.

    Have you noticed any signs of overtraining? For ex: daily fatigue, joint aches, runny stools, etc?

    Also- try to increase the anti oxidants you take in as well as pottasium and protein
     
  3. blanko

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    you need to look at the way you train/spar at the gym. YOu can't go all out all day every day and expect your body to hold up.
     
  4. Ministro

    Ministro White Belt

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    Hey silverline122, sometime in the past i felt some overtraining symptons but not anymore.... my diet is pretty solid and i dont really think thats a problem.
    I daily take mixed berries, green tea, almonds, walnuts and peanuts all good anti oxidants.
    Sometimes i feel that my body its just not built for it and with that im loosing motivation. If you take a look to my father is a pretty thin man....
     
  5. xRelentlessx

    xRelentlessx White Belt

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    You probably just need to back down on all of your training some and make sure you get enough rest time. You may be overtrained.
     
  6. slideyfoot

    slideyfoot Artemis BJJ Co-Founder

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    I'd suggest that you pick your training partners carefully (i.e., people you know you can trust, so they aren't going to be cranking on armbars or being hyper-aggressive), and make sure you tap early if you get caught in something. I've only been training since Nov 2006, but the majority of injuries I've seen are either due to people with poor control, or people with too much pride to tap.

    Although you're only 33, you might also find Roy Harris' BJJ Over 40 DVD useful, as that has plenty of advice on how to avoid injury.
     
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    Wolfwood Banned Banned

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    Just curious how the hell does a guy from the U.K. hear about Roy's 40 and over DVD
     
  8. slideyfoot

    slideyfoot Artemis BJJ Co-Founder

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    Comes up fairly often in discussion when people are asking how to deal with injuries and/or age in BJJ, so if you spend much time on internet forums, you'll eventually come across it.
     
  9. A_bomb47

    A_bomb47 Wha happan to you Sherdog?

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    If you are that tall and do both bjj and weightlifting you better eat and sleep a lot.

    How many calories do you eat a day and hoe many hours do you sleep?
     
  10. Shemhazai

    Shemhazai Black Belt

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    We have the internet in Europe as well, you know ...
     
  11. knoxpk

    knoxpk Black Belt

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    Yep, overall joint pain is a bitch sometimes..
    Elbows, knees, back etc...

    I don't have much to offer but I wanted to let you know that I hear you and feel your pain.
     
  12. daninnashville

    daninnashville Orange Belt

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    How is your stretching and flexibility? When all else fails taking a day off and focusing on nothing but deep stretches really helps me. I'm 31 too.
     
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    georgetteo Yellow Belt

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    I haven't been training that long, but I go through the same stuff. I'm probably overtraining, but it's so much fun and I feel like I learn more slowly than most, so I'm in the "work hard" phase, hoping to soon transition to "work smart." I'm 5'2" (157.5 cm) and weigh about 125lbs (56.7 kg) and train 5 or 6 days a week... 4 days a week at least 3-4 hrs a day, and the other two days are lighter, maybe 1-3 hrs. I sleep 7-8 hrs a night and love my ibuprofen. I'm guessing my body will eventually toughen up somewhat, but that soreness and mild pain will be constant companions.

    Georgette
     
  14. Azy

    Azy Yellow Belt

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    Have you trained before in any sport/Martial Art? It sounds, like the others are saying, that you are over training. After 25 your body just does not recover as quickly. If you have not trained before then it sounds like you have a conditioning problem. I do not mean cardio wise but your muscles ability to withstand injury and heal. The only way really to build this is to suffer pain and discomfort.
     
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  16. Socal Duck

    Socal Duck White Belt

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    I'm 44. I had a lot of this when i started training.

    Then I found anti-inflammatories. DICLOFENAC twice-a-day. If I miss taking one I can feel the joint pain and soreness come back.
     
  17. Ministro

    Ministro White Belt

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    Im eating about 4000 calories, and im sleeping from 7 to 8.5 hours daily.


    seems that im not the onlywith these problems. i was thinking about quiting but ill keep trying and i will keep training and see what happens on the coming months


    THX for the input fellas peace
     
  18. blackfish

    blackfish Orange Belt

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    Are you sure? Last I heard you guys had two tin cans with a string running between them.:icon_twis









    I kid I kid....:D
     
  19. blackfish

    blackfish Orange Belt

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    How hard do you roll? My instructor encourages us to get into the habit of S-rolling. You go about 50-70%. This way you concentrate on technique and avoid injuries. If you're hurting then just ask your partner to go light, but I assume you already know all this. BTW I'm 34 and I feel the pain too. If I'm hurting bad I pick partners who I trust not to crank subs.
     
  20. proh

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    Have you tried seeing a doctor? I'd make sure there's no real serious injury.



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