Rob Biernacki and his competition team are on a tear. Rob recently took gold in masters middleweight the Canadian ADCC Open, silver at the California ADCC Open, and gold in black belt M4 at the IBJJF No Gi Worlds.
In episode 394 of The Strenuous Life Podcast we talk about
- Designing an effective training camp
- Dividing your conditioning and skills training
- Detaching emotionally from the outcome of the competition
- The importance of doing safe cardio like Tabata sprints on the Airdyne bike
- Why sharktanking and competition-style rolls are overused
- 80/20 analyses of winning under different rule sets
- Training athletes to think strategically while in matches
- The central role of games and drills in competition training
- Strategies that work in ADCC that will lose you the match in IBJJF
- And much more!
Check out Rob’s latest instructional, BJJ GAMES, available here on Grapplearts. It features 25 different games and drills he uses at his school to get his students ready for competition.
BJJ Tournament Preparation with Rob Biernacki – Audio Only
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