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Feb 10, 2024

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πŸŽ™οΈSteve Maxwell, the pioneering figure who holds the distinction of being the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in America under the esteemed Gracie system. With a wealth of experience in Jiu-Jitsu and a profound dedication to longevity and health, Steve is renowned for his expertise in staying injury-free and optimizing physical well-being. As a sought-after longevity and health expert, Steve's insights and methods have transformed countless lives, making him a true trailblazer in the world of martial arts and holistic wellness. In this episode, Steve shares his secrets to staying injury-free in Jiu-Jitsu, emphasizing tapping early and avoiding joint stacking. Discover the power of isometrics for strength training and the role of suppleness in Qi Gong.


πŸ”‘ Key Takeaways:

  • Tap early and avoid joint stacking in Jiu-Jitsu.
  • Balance consistency with rest to prevent burnout.
  • Incorporate isometrics for power development and joint health.
  • Unlock the benefits of breathing techniques and mouth taping for endurance.
  • Learn about neglected muscle training and Steve's daily routine, including red light therapy and cold showers.

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0:00 Introduction and Technical Difficulties

00:57 Steve's Move to South Carolina

01:40 Weather in South Carolina

02:26 Steve's Transition to Online Training

03:19 Tips for Staying Injury-Free in Jiu-Jitsu

08:32 Importance of Tapping Early and Avoiding Joint Stacking

11:18 Balancing Consistency and Avoiding Burnout in Jiu-Jitsu

16:23 Isometrics for Strength Training

24:03 Minimizing Momentum and Maximizing Time Under Tension

28:37 Benefits of Isometrics for Power Development

35:22 Isometrics for Rehabilitation and Hypertrophy

39:50 Minimizing Wear and Tear and Longevity in Jiu-Jitsu

41:30 Suppleness and Qi Gong

42:00 Training for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

43:00 Balancing Strength Training and Technique

44:10 Different Phases of Jiu-Jitsu Training

45:10 Using Strength in Jiu-Jitsu

47:08 Isometric Training

48:14 Breathing in Jiu-Jitsu

49:03 Mouth Taping and Breathing Techniques

52:51 Isometrics and Slow Concentrics

53:49 Training as You Age

56:21 Training for Specific Tests

59:48 The Problem with High-Intensity Training

01:00:40 The Importance of Skill-Based Training

01:04:07 Training Neglected Muscles

01:07:04 Steve Maxwell's Daily Routine

01:10:54 Additional Daily Practices


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