Workouts for Judo is an ebook authored by Matt D’Aquino a world renowned Judo practitioner and Olympian. Workouts for judo helps you improve your performance to a world class level. It is constructed so as to make it easy and simple to understand. Also the information that will be taught to you was carefully researched and backed up with scientific evidence with inputs by the Judo expert himself Matt D’Aquino.
The ebook Workouts for Judo focuses mainly on improvement of conditioning and its application in the martial art Judo. It will give you exercises that will vary in intensities and repetitions so as to give your body a chance to adapt and get used to the strain you’re putting it into. This will greatly improve your activeness during the fights and the explosiveness that you can maintain even in its later rounds. You won’t feel that you’re winded or tired. You feel that you could go for more rounds while your opponent wants no more of you.
Also it will teach you on proper diet which will greatly improve your performance and health as well. It will explain also how these foods affect your body. The diets will be focused on high carb high protein and low fat. The high carbohydrate intake will give you the needed fuel for your training and also during the competition. The high protein will be needed for building and repairing your muscles as you go through the training period.
Workouts for Judo also touches on the factor of proper rest and sleep in order to maximize your body’s performance. Also it teaches you how to deal with sleeping problems as well. Workouts for Judo also teaches a wide variety of strengthening exercises for all your muscle groups since you will be using the whole of your body when you compete. It guides you on exercises that will increase your gripping strength and also your lower body to give you the needed explosiveness when you try to toss your opponent.
It also has a guide for meditation and how to clear your mind before and during the fight in order to achieve complete focus and thus improving your performance during training and competition.
If you stick and finish the Workouts for Judo program religiously you will really feel the difference in your stamina, strength, agility and overall performance during your matches and we might not know, it may unlock the Olympian in you.
So I have gotten my hands on Workouts for Grapplers – Fitter, Faster, Stronger FOR Judo by Olympic Judoka Matt D’Aquino. Besides being an elite level Judoka Matt is also a Jiu Jitsu practitioner and works in the Fitness industry. I have always wondered what it is that elite people do to take their game to that higher level. I believe that this instructional puts Matt up there with the top of the instructional’s available.
The book starts out with an introduction of Matt. It isn’t too detailed, just gives you enough information so that you can trust what you are reading. From here he goes into a little bit of education. All things that anyone who is planning on training needs to know. Especially if you are going to be putting in any kind of serious work. Matt includes things that you are going to need for the workouts in this book, as well as his opinions on what every Judoka needs (i.e. upper body speed, lower body speed, agility etc).
The first section goes into “Exercises”. Some of these you may know and some you may not. However, Matt gives you enough detail and quality pictures to see and understand exactly what you need to do. It really made me feel that I was going to be doing the exercises correctly. With the amount of detail you feel like you are doing the exercises along side Matt.
Matt then goes into an actual workout plan. This is something that I think a lot of other books lack. They include all the exercises but don’t really give you an idea of how you should put it all together. He doesn’t leave you hanging with questions, you can tell that he has put a lot of thought into this book as he answers questions like:
* How often should I train?
* How much weight should I use?
After answering these questions he goes into a warm up with descriptions and images to show you exactly what he is talking about. Then comes the workouts. Matt tells you what to do per workout for thirty workouts, followed by a section of cool down techniques (again, with images).
Matt then goes into Nutrition, the importance of sleep, hydrating and the importance of keeping a journal on both your food and training with sample pages included. All in all, I loved the book. It was easy to follow and gave me an insight on what Matt does and what it is that I need to do to take my fitness for grappling to a higher level.
All in all if you are wanting to take your game to the next level, or if you are a coach looking to help your students improve this is definitely something that you need to get your hands on! Matthew D’Aquino has put a lot of time and effort into helping you improve, don’t miss this chance!