health during covid for BJJ students

axelb

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With the impending lockdown 2, I have seen a lot of calls for gyms not to fully close and the affect of the closure on physical and mental health.

I have a survey which is addressing this in particular for BJJ

A study on the mental and physical health of BJJ players during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic and enforced cessation of training.

I would say that due to the lack of training my mental and physical health is definitely affected. My coach has been incredibly cautious about non contact training during restrictions which makes me glad to be a part of the club.
 

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With the impending lockdown 2, I have seen a lot of calls for gyms not to fully close and the affect of the closure on physical and mental health.

I have a survey which is addressing this in particular for BJJ

A study on the mental and physical health of BJJ players during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic and enforced cessation of training.

I would say that due to the lack of training my mental and physical health is definitely affected. My coach has been incredibly cautious about non contact training during restrictions which makes me glad to be a part of the club.

I'm dealing with a similar issue. My gym and MA club are both closed and I'm literally bouncing off the walls going crazy. I'm also becoming more unhealthy and gaining weight. This has had a very negative effect on my mental health.
 

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Obviously it’s not good for any martial art but you can still train and exercise by yourself. There’s nothing stopping you doing press ups, sit ups, squats, leg raises, burpees etc at home
 

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With the impending lockdown 2, I have seen a lot of calls for gyms not to fully close and the affect of the closure on physical and mental health.

I have a survey which is addressing this in particular for BJJ

A study on the mental and physical health of BJJ players during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic and enforced cessation of training.

I would say that due to the lack of training my mental and physical health is definitely affected. My coach has been incredibly cautious about non contact training during restrictions which makes me glad to be a part of the club.
I am not a BJJ'er. Would you like me to fill out the survey?
 

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Obviously it’s not good for any martial art but you can still train and exercise by yourself. There’s nothing stopping you doing press ups, sit ups, squats, leg raises, burpees etc at home
A-yup. Time to take control of your own training.

Non-contact exercises can work in a group if enough distance is maintained between people and if there is enough ventilation. I suspect it ultimately is not possible to keep a mask on the entire time.

What this means is, training needs to be outdoors where there is a good breeze going and people need to keep extra distance, like ten-fifteen feet between classmates. Covid becomes aerosolized and remains in the air for a long time. As people keep breathing, they contribute to the concentration, if infected. Eventually the entire room can become saturated with virus, if ventilation is inadequate. I would be very concerned about training in a group inside an enclosed environment.

Imagine a group of people shrimping down the floor. If one person in that group is infected, he is putting Covid into the air. As people shrimp down the floor, they pass through the air that the infected person put out. And it grows throughout the training session, as participants breathe and pant and gasp, all the breathing patterns of heavy exercise.

Indoor training is simply a bad idea. Numbers are spiking higher than they have ever been. Covid is everywhere. This is for real and it should not be taken lightly.

Just as an aside, I’ve been unemployed since April, because of Covid. I just recently accepted an offer for full-time employment. During the interview process I made it clear that I take Covid very seriously and I need to know that the office is taking every reasonable step to keep the employees safe. And I was given assurances.

Last Monday was my first day. I found that they were acting as if there is no Covid. They were taking zero precautions. Nobody was wearing a mask, they were congregating in close proximity in groups, they were openly shaking hands, this was all indoors, it was amazing. We visited some external sites as part of the orientation, and it was the same everywhere.

I resigned the next day over the phone and never went back.

This stuff is serious, it is not worth gambling over.
 

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Just as an aside, I’ve been unemployed since April, because of Covid. I just recently accepted an offer for full-time employment. During the interview process I made it clear that I take Covid very seriously and I need to know that the office is taking every reasonable step to keep the employees safe. And I was given assurances.

Last Monday was my first day. I found that they were acting as if there is no Covid. They were taking zero precautions. Nobody was wearing a mask, they were congregating in close proximity in groups, they were openly shaking hands, this was all indoors, it was amazing. We visited some external sites as part of the orientation, and it was the same everywhere.

I resigned the next day over the phone and never went back.

This stuff is serious, it is not worth gambling over.

Wwwow... sorry to hear, not even slight misleading, but flat out lying...
 

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Just as an aside, I’ve been unemployed since April, because of Covid. I just recently accepted an offer for full-time employment. During the interview process I made it clear that I take Covid very seriously and I need to know that the office is taking every reasonable step to keep the employees safe. And I was given assurances.

Last Monday was my first day. I found that they were acting as if there is no Covid. They were taking zero precautions. Nobody was wearing a mask, they were congregating in close proximity in groups, they were openly shaking hands, this was all indoors, it was amazing. We visited some external sites as part of the orientation, and it was the same everywhere.

I resigned the next day over the phone and never went back.

This stuff is serious, it is not worth gambling over.
I don't blame you. The more they learn about Covid the less I want it. Even if I was in a group that was super healthy, I still don't want it. I think the last thing I saw about it was a headline that it ages the brain 10 years.

It's just not worth the risks of how severe it will be. At 100,000 cases in one day and it's not even winter yet. Yeah.. Things are going to get really nasty and I'm sure that a lot of people are going to regret it, only to discover that death is around the corner or at the very least, some unknown long terms dysfunction.

My co-worker's wife had got it in August and just started testing negative a month ago. Now she walks with a cane. He said she got it from her Boss. Oh I just checked to see what the count was for today. So today the US had 120,000 cases.

Just came across this as well. A disease of the blood vessels. It's always worse news when they learn something about it. Clots, Strokes And Rashes. Is COVID-19 A Disease Of The Blood Vessels?
 

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I'm dealing with a similar issue. My gym and MA club are both closed and I'm literally bouncing off the walls going crazy. I'm also becoming more unhealthy and gaining weight. This has had a very negative effect on my mental health.
???? the worlds a gym,

do some physical activerty, thers not a law saying rhis can only happen in a gym, you know

open your front door and go,

if you get agrophobic do physical activety in doors,

try coupling this with some thing actually useful like cleaning or decorating,

then put on points for style, every time you hang a roll of walpaper do some press ups

ive taken to hand washibg things, as wringing them out is marvelous for the grip strengh
 
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I'm dealing with a similar issue. My gym and MA club are both closed and I'm literally bouncing off the walls going crazy. I'm also becoming more unhealthy and gaining weight. This has had a very negative effect on my mental health.
Same. I'm not as active when I'm not working with a group, whether students or training partners. It's a motivation thing for me.
 
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