Better to help improve BJJ: Yoga or Crossfit?

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  1. dat_dude75

    dat_dude75 White Belt

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    I'm looking into Bikram Yoga or joining a Crossfit facility and just wanted to get some opinions on which you guys think may help with BJJ more.

    Thanks!
     
  2. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    Depends on your body style and what you are lookin for. Are you already athletic and good cardio, but lack flexibilty and have a hard time controlling your nerves? Do yoga

    Are you kinda out of shape and lack strength, do Crossfit.
     
  3. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    Or both...
     
  4. Flawed Logic**

    Flawed Logic** Banned Banned

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    I say do both. I was a bit relunctant to try CrossFit but the people are very nice and it is a great atmosphere. Yoga is always fun, regardless.
     
  5. Xhkpw

    Xhkpw Green Belt

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    Both, but flexibility is a powerful tool to have when practicing BJJ.
     
  6. nerraw

    nerraw White Belt

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    If you're training a lot I'd recommend yoga; if aren't training very often I'd recommend CrossFit due to the recovery times involved.
     
  7. lilevil93

    lilevil93 Orange Belt

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    join a co ed yoga class. thank me later.
     
  8. krunko

    krunko Yellow Belt

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    Crossfit is awesome. I was in the best shape of my life when I was doing it.

    I'd say if you can, do crossfit and try to get 2 bikram yoga sessions in a week. I go to Silverlake Bikram Yoga in LA and even at once a week (90 minutes a session) I seem improved flexibility.
     
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    Yoga, imo. If you are training Bjj a lot, Yoga will help undo some of the damage that you are doing to your body, help prevent/recover from injury, improve posture and breathing for Bjj and develop your strength and flexibility.

    I've never done crossfit so I really can't comment on the benefits of that system. My goal is to be doing Bjj actively well into my sixties/seventies/as long as I can so my priority would be keeping myself surgery free and healthy. Someone who is more competition oriented, or trying to be more athletic might have a different focus.
     
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    what style or philosophy of yoga is good for noobs? im looking to take a few classes then use the poses when stretching on my own. is this a practical way to practice yoga?
     

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