Top 4 Mistakes People Make When Conditioning for BJJ

By PJ Nestler

Here are a handful of mistakes that I see people making when developing a conditioning plan for jiu jitsu.  Many fighters over the years have consistently made these mistakes and I wanted to share them with you, so you can avoid making them and streamline your training moving forward.  Below I break down 4 common mistakes and offer some suggestions on avoiding these challenges.


Top 4 Mistakes People Make When Conditioning for BJJ

jiu jitsu rounds1. Too Much "Conditioning"

Guys are just doing way too much. Cardio, running, endurance, circuits, jiu jitsu rounds...when you're doing too much, our body is not able to improve.

2. Technical Failure

When you constantly striving for fatigue, in the weight room or onn the mats, the sloppy technique and poor body positions are what carry over to your competition. You're actually teaching yourself to compete with bad mechanics.

Conditioning for BJJ3. No Structure

Doing random workouts instead of having a structured plan of attack for each sessions and/or for the whole workout plan. Are you getting better or just tired?

4. Mixed Demands

When I show up and do random things, we end up sending mixed signals to the body and it doesn't know what to adapt to. If you have a targeted approach, your body will adapt and improve over time.


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