If you’ve ever wanted to know how to peak for a BJJ competition, then listen in. My guest this episode is S&C coach Rob Nitman, who has been in the sports performance industry since 2014 and is currently a BJJ blue belt.
We dive into peaking strategies for the weight room, conditioning protocols that really work for BJJ players, and answer some of your questions on training in the weight room for improved performance on the mats.
0:38 How Rob got into S&C
4:08 Where Rob learned the most; placements or on his degree
12:17 Standout moments from Rob’s coaching career where creating buy-in was the last piece of the puzzle
15:07 How Rob came across the bizarre art of murder yoga
18:27 The specifics of what caught Rob’s attention during his first BJJ class
20:07 Landmarks in Rob’s learning on his own BJJ path
25:39 Why bother with S&C for BJJ?
30:55 What kind of training makes up the basics of S&C for BJJ?
31:20 Why might performing a powerlifting program not be suitable for BJJ?
34:04 What should S&C look like as we approach a BJJ competition?
43:54 Where conditioning fits into the S&C picture
47:05 What type of aerobic work Rob recommends
53:13 How the Ribeiros like to do their conditioning
54:35 Is Gordon Ryan hitting the mark with his gym training or is he way off?
1:01:33 Questions from listeners
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