Haven't been training driving me crazy

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  1. bjjforlife White Belt

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    So I was unable to train for 2 weeks, because I had to handle crap for school and now i'm back home on spring break and I was only suppose to be down here for a couple of days to catch up with family but shit came up. So i'm going to be out of training for a total of 3 weeks, i've been trying to maintain my cardio, but the fact that I can't roll or go to class is driving me crazy, I keep thinking that i'm gonna lose all my technique and gains. I'm close to getting my blue-belt so how bad will it be coming back into training cus I can't go to sleep, because i'm thinking about how bad its gonna be when i return.
    Thanks
     
  2. pittfrog Blue Belt

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    You could be a lot worse off. I've been off for 3 weeks with a broken hand from a Judo tournament, and will be off for a minimum of 3 more; at that point I *might* be able to start rehab on my hand. Life gets in the way sometimes, and there's always more time to train.
     
  3. 350 lbs fist Black Belt

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    I've been out of training for the most part due to illness and injury since late January. :(
    Used to train 5 times a week + and now maybe 1.

    But I won't complain. A friend of mine destroyed his knee some years ago and can't train hard at all. :(
     
  4. MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    Yeah seriously. Whenever I have to take time off to rest my busted neck, I think of my friend who tore his ACL, MCL, and meniscus and currently can't do much and it's already been over a year...
     
  5. WestLynnGangster Blue Belt

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    As a student I know what you mean. Don't worry though, muscle memory retains for quite a while so you shouldn't find yourself losing too much of your gains.
     
  6. Nickynoneck Purple Belt

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    dude i have been off for a month with a seperated shoulder i got at a judo tournament , at least its only life getting in the way of training not physical limits .

    by taking time off it can actually help you just watch some bjj dvds or something , go for a jog , its not the end of the world .
     
  7. TheMadOne Blue Belt

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    I feel you, I landed bad when were practicing throws and jacked up my lower back, and 2 ribs. I'm just now feeling like I can roll at all after 3 weeks. I kept going to class but soon as someone got side control where my ribs hurt, it was over.
     
  8. Smash_BJJ White Belt

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    The worst part is the feeling of lost opportunity to learn and get better. Not to mention wathcing your peers getting better.
     
  9. Freestyler Purple Belt

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    I feel you with school and spring break. Its good though. A good couple week break here n there to just drink alot and have fun with your friends and family is good in-between serious life.
     
  10. Hammer Time Brown Belt

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    me too man. finals and end of term projects. spring break.

    i need to get back into grappling shape
     
  11. Prokofievian Silver Belt

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    Rest, and recooperation is a necessary part of any training. When I was still practicing music hard-core, I found that sometimes I couldnt "see the woods for the trees". At this point all my music was was disjointed, well played parts. In jiu jitsu it'd be like having wicked techniques, but getting writers-block on the transitions. I would get frustrated, and I would leave my music for a week or so(for music, that's an eternity hahaha). But when I came back, I found that I could focus on the whole picture, the transitions, the actual performing of the music.

    I think what it is, is that when you're practicing constantly, we're breaking out game into smaller and smaller, more manageable parts. We focus on these parts so that this little hip movement, or this submission attack/sequence is always at our disposal; in our muscle memory if you will. But eventually we get so focused on those, that we can get distracted from the overall picture, and strategy can, thus, go out the window.

    So take it as a blessing in disguise. You might just be better for it.
     
  12. Meegle818 Blue Belt

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    if you feel your loosing technique, practice some shrimp or hip escape drills. Shoot that underhook and practice bumping out of side control. Theres nothing like training with a partner, but since your worried about your cardio maybe you should try and get your heart pumping
     
  13. MUSK Guest

    I haven’t been able to train for a few days, and I am scratching my walls already.
     

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