Athlete Journals

5 Lessons to Guarantee BJJ Tournament Success

James Kearns has been sharing his training log with us for the last eight months, and if you're interested in competing in BJJ you don't want to miss out.

Victory at the Boston Summer Open (Athlete Journal 34)

What started as a disappointing day turned out to be one of the most exciting tournaments I've ever experienced.

No Pain, No Gain (Athlete Journal 38)

This week was all about riding the line between normal pain and dangerous pain. I am always amazed what I am capable of doing when I do not hurt.

Coaching Kids Will Brighten Up Your Week (Athlete Journal 47)

I didn't train as hard as I would have liked to this week, but I did get to coach a group of kids at a tournament.

Focus On Effort, Not Results (Athlete Journal 104)

Sometimes we get so caught up in measuring results that we forget to focus on the quality and quantity of our efforts.

It's Tournament Time (Athlete Journal 33)

This weekend I'm heading to the Boston Summer Open, and I'm feeling excited and optimistic.

First Week of Prep for World Championships (Athlete Journal 37)

Between the nagging pain in my left wrist and discomfort in my groin, this wasn't my best week of training.

Earning My Stripes (Athlete Journal 46)

I hurt my elbow and had to deal with a cold for two days, but it was still a great week.

3 Steps to Improving Your Performance (Athlete Journal 103)

When you think about your training as a system composed of several interrelated components, you're likely to succeed.

Changing Up My Training (Athlete Journal 32)

Injuries, illness, tournament struggles, and all the other obstacles I faced earlier this year seem like a distant memory now.

PanAmerican Championships (Athlete Journal 36)

My achy wrist reared its ugly head during the PanAms last week, but at least I still have Worlds in September.

Hyper-Recovery Mode (Athlete Journal 45)

This was a great week of training, with lots of new skills, a visit to a different gym, and a relaxing recovery day.

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