Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu might not seem like the most exhausting combat sport, but rolling for more than 5 minutes requires big-time stamina and cardio.
Upgrading those two “skills” isn’t that easy, as there are specific challenges that lay in front of those who are trying to go to the next level. Spending more and more and more time on the mat will eventually make you tougher and better in BJJ, but there are some vital things outside the dojo you need to focus on if you really want to have better cardio.
Firas Zahabi, once head coach of GSP, a black belt in BJJ under John Danaher and one of the top MMA coaches in the world knows a thing or two about increasing the capacity of your lungs.
It’s more than just building muscles and running in the park.