Taking a break from Bjj to heal

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by frizzzle, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. frizzzle

    frizzzle White Belt

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    Whats up guys, I was wondering if any of you take time off from training to heal.
    I've been training for the past 2 or more years, 3-4 days a week.
    Lately, I've had small injuries and body aches. I'm a bit older, mid 30's.
    I'm planning on taking 6-8 days off.
    How many of you take breaks and for how long?
     
  2. hackenbush

    hackenbush Orange Belt

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    Take a break. 8 days is nothing in the long term.
     
  3. Championstuff

    Championstuff Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    I took a couple months off. now i am good as new
     
  4. frizzzle

    frizzzle White Belt

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.
    Wow, a couple months just seems like a long time, I'll see how I feel after 8 days. If I need a few more days ill decide then.
     
  5. xn7

    xn7 Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    i had to take off about 5 months because of testicle trauma. its a rough sport
     
  6. MadHorse

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    Horrifying.. absolutely horrifying
     
  7. Knuckles69

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    I'm contemplating taking a break too.

    Sad - but I popped my rib recently, To go along with a recent thoracic sprain and a car accident that jacked my neck up.
     
  8. Knuckles69

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    I guess I shouldn't complain.
     
  9. robby241

    robby241 Blue Belt

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    I take a week or two off every couple of months. If I didn't I would be a mess. I train 4 to 5 days a weeks usually.
     
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  10. frizzzle

    frizzzle White Belt

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    That's horrible! Hope you're all better now
     
  11. Cash Bill 52

    Cash Bill 52 Brown Belt

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    I take breaks all the time... Intensity breaks are important. I've only been training 2/3 x per week for a couple months.
     
  12. swirldog

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    Listen to your body. My breaks are usually centered around vacations and business trips.
     
  13. frizzzle

    frizzzle White Belt

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    That sucks! Your injuries are more serious then mine. Taking a break may be something you need.
     
  14. robby241

    robby241 Blue Belt

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    Ribs are the worst. I have bruised ribs right now and my life is hell.
     
  15. thewhiteSRR

    thewhiteSRR Brown Belt

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    I thought you were going to take a few months off. A week or so might be a good idea.
     
  16. take an aspirin and man up
     
  17. frizzzle

    frizzzle White Belt

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    Haha, I don't take aspirin and I'm tired of manning up!
    Just aiming to feel 100 % again.

    Thank you guys for the responses!
     
  18. If you don't take aspirin, you're not trying hard enough ;)
     
  19. AzRich75

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    I am 37 and found that changes to my diet, my supplements, and the spacing of my S&C rest days did wonders for my recovery and seriously reduced injuries.
     
  20. Prokofievian

    Prokofievian Silver Belt

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    Well, the gym's closed until the 8th, so it's pretty good timing for me to rehab a sprained toe and strep-throat. That's my idea of a good winter vacation.
     

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