Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a sport that requires a lot out of your body. If you decide to stick with this sport for the long haul, you will have to completely change your habits. Food and nutrition are the backbones of building a lean, strong, and efficient body we must make sure that the things we put into it are fueling the progression of our lifestyle. Choosing to put the best supplements to practice while doing BJJ will make all the difference in your progress.
What you put in your body, especially as you get to higher levels, will make or break you. To be top-tier you must do what top-tier individuals do. Even if your goal is not to become top-tier, choosing the right things to put in your body will result in an overall mood increase and get you looking your absolute best!
Healthy Lifestyle Choices
When you choose to start your Jiu-Jitsu journey healthy lifestyle choices happen naturally.
Getting good rest, nutrition, and exercise start to become habits. Up until we started practicing jiu-jitsu we never cared too much about nutrition until we started doing jiu-jitsu. We were eating junk food, felt tired all the time, and was sitting at an unhealthy BMI for our size/weight. I always thought that the eating part of fitness was too complicated to get down. We made every excuse under the sun to not take it seriously.
Changing lifestyle habits and choices will carry over and impact other aspects of life. Living a healthy life is one of the four pillars we must focus on to achieve our personal goals.
Best Supplements for BJJ Athletes
Using supplements will help take your body to the next level and help you recover faster. Without our routine, we would be dealing with all kinds of nagging injuries.
Here are some of the things we use to be at our peak:
Helps for muscle recovery and getting shredded. Creatine has been a proven supplement that helps increase muscle output and helps you get more out of your lifts. When training BJJ it is still important to be weight training. Drink lots of water while taking this, cramping is more common when taking this.
CBD Oils, Creams, and Gummies
CBD has been a game changer for solving our issues with muscle and joint soreness. At first, we were skeptical about this stuff until we had an injury that stopped us from training. Our mother told us to try it out and we were extremely shocked by the results! Within a couple of days of our injury, we were back on the mats going full speed, and are now convinced of the healing powers CBD has to offer.
Now we use CBD as a supplement to help us rest comfortably, recover from shoulder and rib pains, and help us wind down from the stressful days we have at work. It’s pretty common to come back home from a tough training day and have sore ribs. Whenever we experience this, we make sure to take CBD to help us recover for the next day without any discomfort.
For those that do not know what CBD is, it is the non-psychoactive chemical found in Cannabis. CBD is used to calm, relax, and ease tensions all around the body, our go-to option is Phytochet!
Phytochet uses enhanced nanotechnology that improves absorption in the cells by 450%, quickly boosting the body’s cannabinoid levels resulting in faster relief.
- Vitamin C Complex
- Zinc and Magnesium
- Fish Oil
All three of these multivitamin choices are staples in our routine. We will continue to update on this if we add more!
High-Quality Products for High-Quality Results
We only want to introduce you to the best, most high-quality products. When it comes to proteins and post-workout recovery our products of choice are only 1stPhorm.
There are a ton of options when it comes to proteins but we love 1stPhorm and everything it has to offer. We were originally introduced to this company through their CEO’s podcast back in 2017 but at the time we were broke and in college. 1stPhorm products are a bit pricey, but it has been worth every penny.
1stPhorm is a large supplement brand that offers all kinds of health supplements. Quality is their #1 priority. The founder of the company prides himself in creating the best product on the market and it shows.
There has been no protein powder that we have tried that has come close to the taste. You can feel the quality of the product when you taste it, it’s the first time we have ever experienced that with a protein powder. Scrolling through their site you will find much more than just protein, we originally started out with a stack!
Our favorite protein flavors are orange dreamsicle, ice cream sandwich, and chocolate mint cookie!
We believe that it is important to only put quality products into the body and trust each product spoken about does just that. Food and nutrition are the backbones of building a lean, strong, and efficient body, we must make sure that the things we put into it are fueling the progression of our lifestyle.
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