Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basic Stretching Routine
Flexibility is something that is sometimes overlooked in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I would argue that flexibility is equal, if not more important than strength. Having good flexibility can help prevent injuries and allow you to perform a larger variety of techniques with ease. I have compiled a basic stretching routine that I use after I train to improve my flexibility. I don’t recommend stretching before training, rather do a dynamic warmup with running and movement drills. I do recommend stretching after training though to help improve flexibility when you are warm. Do each of these 30-60 seconds daily to boost your flexibility.
1. Butterfly stretch
2. Cobra stretch
3. Over the back stretch
4. Child’s pose stretch
5. 90/90 stretch
6. Glute stretch
7. Single leg hamstring stretch
This is my basic stretching routine, I want to add more. What stretches could I add?