It’s no secret that I’m a huge proponent of Jiu-Jitsu. In fact, I’m sure you guys get sick of me talking about it on the podcast so much. But I do because over the past year and a half, I’ve come to find immense value in the practice and seen the benefits (sometimes hidden) of what it offers.
My guest today is someone who I’ve been following for quite some time. His name is Nick Albin “Chewy” and he’s a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blackbelt. Today we discuss, the masochistic nature of Jiu-Jitsu, personal responsibility in training, dialing the intensity of your training both up and down, how Jiu-Jitsu can serve as a therapy session of sorts, and the hidden value of the discipline.
“The old bodybuilders I used to hang out with back in the day would say you don’t grow in the gym, you grow in the bedroom and the kitchen. You grow on your eating habits and rest habits.” Tweet That— Nick Albin
My guest today is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blackbelt, Nick Albin (affectionately referred to as Chewy). I came across his work as I was studying, learning, and researching Jiu-Jitsu.
He’s got an incredible YouTube channel (Chewjitsu) filled with ideas, strategies, insights, tactics, and mindsets for improving your game. And, he’s been indirectly instrumental in helping me improve my game as I dive deeper down the rabbit hole of something that has become a critical part of my week and life.
“Of course, you learn from your losses because it stings.” Tweet That— Nick Albin
- Getting into Jiu-Jitsu
- Dealing with pain
- Your worst enemy
- Good training partners
- Intentional training
- Prioritizing your routine
- Training too little
- Strengthening your body
- Being ultra-competitive
- Rolling with students
- How warriors train
- Going for the kill
- Seeing different sides
- Losing the fear
- Finding a good gym
“If you go to all the gyms in your area and they’re all bad, it’s probably o you.” Tweet That— Nick Albin
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