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Training BJJ Every Day (Things to Know)

Can you train Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) every day? You can train, but if you do train every day, it is important to keep some of the days lighter than others. Remember to let your body rest between intense training sessions.

If you still want to train every day, it is acceptable. Resting periods are essential for your body to recover and you train with your best performance. As long as you get enough rest, feel free to train as much as you want to maximize your progress.

How to train BJJ every day

If you wish to train BJJ every single day, it is important to keep some of those training sessions lighter. Practicing techniques lightly and stretching on the lighter days, while going on full rolling and sparring mode on the heavy days.

See how your body reacts to training every day. If you feel like you haven’t gotten enough rest between those sessions, maybe give yourself some days off every week.

On the other hand, if everything feels fine while training every day, go ahead. If it is possible to train every day, that could maximize your progress.

Should you train BJJ every day

For most people, who have jobs or school to attend, training BJJ every single day might be too much. Your body and your mind need enough time to recover. If you keep some of your training sessions a lot lighter, it is still possible.

Comparing if you train once a week to if you train 7 times a week your progress still would not be 7 times faster compared to training just once a week.

Training every day you would be repeating the same techniques and doing them with half energy due to not getting enough rest. Training every day would make you progress faster than once a week, but not 7 times faster.

Try to find a balance between training and rest

Training once a week might be too little. Training every day might be too much. It is important to find a pace that allows you to progress and let your body rest between the sessions. This might be for example every other day, meaning 3 to 4 times a week.

This also depends on how many lessons there are hosted in your gym. Typical 3 times a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday could be good. With this training cycle, your body will always get at least one day off between training sessions, on weekends two days to recover for the next week’s sessions.

No matter how much you train, it will still take a lot of time and effort to reach higher belts and to progress overall. More about how long to each belt in BJJ on this post.

Can you train BJJ too much?

Training every day might be too much. It is important to let your body rest enough between each training session.

Some people claim that BJJ is so addictive it is hard to not train every day. If this is the case, see how your body reacts to training every day. If it feels like you are still sore from the previous training session, maybe considering more days off between training sessions is a good idea.

Final thoughts

Training BJJ every single day may sound good for someone who makes a living out of fighting, such as MMA fighters. However, for regular people who have jobs or school to attend, training every day sounds like too much, at least for me.

I would say 3 times a week is a good middle ground when it comes to how often you should train. More about how often you should train BJJ in this post.

Hopefully this was helpful to you, have a nice day.


What is Brazilian jiu-jitsu?

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art that focuses on ground fighting. This means it focuses on taking the fight to the ground and finishing the fight with joint locks or chokeholds. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was developed around 1920’s, and was modified from judo. Nowadays, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is an essential martial art for MMA.

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