Aug 19, 2019
On this episode of the podcast, Chewy breaks down his recent wins at The IBJJF Chicago Open, the mindset that he has when going into competition, if Chewy gets nervous at competitions, and much more.
Additional Show Notes:
We discuss whether you should watch the matches at a tournament before you compete.
If Chewy feels more pressure now that he gets recognized more at competitions.
How being in the present moment can provide clarity.
Why getting pre-match jitters is a good thing.
Why Chewy almost did not do the open-division of the Chicago Open.
How far out Chewy starts a tournament training camp and how he adjusts training intensity.
How to build a cardio base for a tournament.
What drill Chewy likes to improve cardio for BJJ.
How much of your performance is mental vs physical.
How do you build mental toughness and resiliency.
Should you go easier on a training partner who is prepping for a big tournament.
Chewy's thoughts on being called "the best grappler in Kentucky."
Chewy’s thoughts on an opponent “gaming the system” or causing a DQ on purpose in a BJJ tournament.
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