Mon, 30 December 2013
Sun, 29 December 2013
Short Bonus episode:
What happened to Anderson Silva's leg?
Today I am wondering like many of you, what happened to Anderson Silva? Why did his leg break from his kick? Can this type of injury happen to me? How can I prevent this from happening.
I call up my favorite medical professional, Paramedic Craig. We don't know for sure what caused his leg to break but he says that a stress fracture is a likely cause. We talk about what a stress fracture and what are the causes of them. Craig also talks about the signs and symptoms of a stress fracture (tenderness, swelling, pain even after rest). Stress fractures will go away on their own with proper rest and nutrition.
Recovery for a broken tibia and fibula, is about 3 to 6 months.
We briefly talk about what to do for a injured classmate and how to splint this kind of injury.
We wish Anderson Silva the best of luck with a full and speedy recovery.
Mon, 23 December 2013
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Just about everyone will need to deal with an injury from time to time, this is a contact sport. Today we talk about healing quicker, training with the injury and when to take some time off. It is important to listen to your body, if it hurts it may be trying to tell you something.
Craig talks about having problems healing due to cholesterol medicine. Here is an article talking about the side effects of some cholesterol medicine.
Gary and Byron both share stores of dealing with rib injuries. Gary recommends keep working out with something, even if it is not BJJ. He takes salmon oil from supplement u. Gary will use a foam roller to help get rid of neck, back, and muscle pain.
With some injuries like ribs or back, it will be painful to move so it will be too difficult to roll.
If you can’t train, you can study a select move or two intensely. When you return to the mat, you will have some new stuff to work on.
We talk briefly about the need to have health insurance to help you financially if you get seriously injured.
Jiu-Jitsu does not really have an offseason, like many other sports do. Most sports go months when people don’t train much. In BJJ we just keep rolling, often this means that our bodies will not fully heal.
Injuries to people in their first year can convince the person that the sport is not for them. If this happens to one of your training partners you should contact them and try to encourage them to get back on the mat once they are better.
It is important to help your injured teammates get back on the mat.
It is especially important to keep safety in mind when rolling with a new person.
A good way to prevent injuries is to leave your ego at the door and get rid of a negative attitude.
Quote of the week-“If man were to say something deep in woods and no woman was around to hear him, would he still be wrong?”
Article of the week- Tap out 101-
Mon, 16 December 2013
Today we have a good friend Craig on the show. Craig has been in the emergency medical field for over 32 years, he is a paramedic. Craig has been training Jiu-Jitsu for approximately 8 years. He shares some of his knowledge about dealing with injuries that might happen during class. We cover a lot of stuff in this episode! You could find yourself needing to know this information on or off the mat. This episode should help you make the right decisions after an injury happens.
Craig helps us learn about these topics:
How to determine if it is a serious injury and if you need to call for help
What happens to your body if certain bones are broken?
Tips on splinting an injured extremity, and when you are not going to be able to splint something
When you should not splint an injury
What to expect when an ambulance is called
What is an open fracture, and why you need to call an ambulance
Tips on minimizing pain after an injury
Tips on what should you do before the ambulance arrives
What you can do to help someone that could have a serious neck injury
A tip to help healing is the acronym R.I.C.E (rest, ice, compression, elevate)
How quickly do you need to get stitches?
Why chest pain is not to be ignored
Why abrasions are more likely to get infected than a cut
Signs of an infected scrape or cut, and the consequences
Why it is so important to have good hygiene and a clean gi?
How to help someone that get choked unconscious
Dealing with a concussion
Signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke
Tips for staying safe when you are training in a high heat environment
Some things that should be in a first aid kid at your gym- 4X4 bandages, band aids, a sling and swath, antiseptic gel, medical gloves, ice packs, aspirin, scissors, safety pins, and tape.
Quote of the week- “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” Nelson Mandela
Direct download: Epi_9_an_interview_with_a_paramedic-_what_to_do_when_someone_gets_hurt_in_class.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:14pm CST
Mon, 9 December 2013
We have a good mix of people talking about gi vs nogi training.
Byron likes both, Gary is a nogi guy, and Matt likes the gi more but the nogi rules.
The gi game can be described like a game of 5 vs 5. More technical and slower pace.
· More difficult to escape
· Grips make a huge difference
· More techniques
The no gi game is like a 2 vs 2 basketball game. Fast pace and lot more hustle.
· Underhooks and overhooks are the “grips “ of no-gi
· Leg locks become a big factor
· More scrambles
We talk about starting out your grappling career with the gi or without it.
You should be rolling any chance you can. With our without the gi.
If you are interested in belt promotions you need to be training with the gi.
Some of the best grapplers in your gym may be training with the gi. Put a gi on and join them.
Quote of the week: Keep your friends close and your elbows closer.
Mon, 2 December 2013
We break down and discuss the 12 commandments. We don't always agree with the commands but they have a great overall message.
1. Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
2. Speak to every one of happiness, health, and prosperity.
3. Give all your friends the feeling that they are valuable.
4. Look at things from a positive point of view and turn positivity into a reality of life.
5 Think only about the best, work only or the best, and always expect the best.
6. Be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are of your own.
7. Forget about past mistakes and concentrate your energy on the victories of tomorrow.
8. Always make those around you happy and keep a pleasant attitude to all those who address you.
9. Apply the largest amount of your time on self-improvement and no time in criticizing others.
10. Be too big to feel unrest, too noble to feel anger, too strong to feel fear, and too happy to tumble in adversity.
11. Hold a positive opinion of yourself and tell it to the world. Not through words of vanity, but through benevolence.
12. Believe strongly that the world is in your side, if you keep true to what is the best within you.
Quote of the week: "don't suck" from Jake Fox
Question from Facebook: We talk about drug testing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Article of the week: Texas Kids Fight Bullying With Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, By Teresa Woodard
Direct download: Epi_7_The_12_commandments_of_Brazilian_Jiu-Jitsu.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm CST