Financial investment wizard by day. Winning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor by night. Devin Dallaire shares how he sets and keeps goals, gets Monday morning ready after losing (or winning!) a weekend tournament. His coach, Mark Vives, National Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champion, Founder of New Breed Training Center in Niles IL, and also Devin’s coach talks about being competition ready and how adding competition into your regular can keep you ready to excel to extraordinary heights at the highest levels of competition, from Jiu Jitsu to Mixed Martial Arts and more.
Dr. Karla Steingraber, sports psychologist and mental game coach talks about tools and tricks to keep your head in the game, for insights into how practices used by Mark and Devin can help others who make competitive sports an integral part of their lives, along with work, family and other responsibilities, on this edition of What’s Your Everest.
- Competition can be practiced, simply by creating opportunities to compete against other, as Mark regularly does with members at his training center.
- Know your mindset and what you need to focus during competition, whether that be a need to psych UP your energy, or even tone it down and block out distractions before a tournament. Discover what works for you and make it happen.
- Winning is amazing. Losing happens. Replay how you performed to learn for the next time.
- You can train smarter, not harder, as you age (see video below specific to training for Jiu Jitsu as you age.)
- Setting and meeting goals is about choices. Setting a goal to be a champion means practice, training, diet, time.
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Special Bonus: How does training for Jiu Jitsu competition change as you age?
Long time competitor Devin Dallaire and expert training and national Brazilian Jiu Jitsu trainer Mark Vives talk about why Jiu Jitsu is actually a great competitive sport for the long haul.
Both acknowledge the cliché, “you fight (or train) smarter, not harder” rings true. For Vives, he helps older athletes adopt a training regimen that allows for longer recovery to match the needs of your body. Dallaire understands that. “When your younger you just assume it’s all strength, you’ll just be stronger or faster to win.” Now winning is more about strategy and anticipating your opponent’s next move.