Epi 194 Steve Maxwell Talks About Fitness, BJJ at 64, Diet, and More

This week we bring you an interview with one of the top fitness coaches in the world and Durty Dozen BJJ Black Belt Steve Maxwell.

We talk about:

  • His start to fitness
  • How Olympic lifts slowed his athletic process
  • Finding success with wrestling
  • Doing BJJ at 64 years old
  • Using less than 60% of your strength while training
  • How to tell if you are using too much strength while rolling
  • The difference between Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and BJJ
  • Body weight exercises vs weights
  • The concept of time under load while working out
  • Avoiding injuries on the mat
  • Traveling and doing BJJ
  • Early training with Royce Gracie
  • Helping your training partners become better teammates
  • Not depending too much on grips
  • The health effects of competitive Jiu-Jitsu
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Some tips he uses to get the most out of his food
  • Exercising while fasting
  • Not eating breakfast
  • The fitness test of a 24 hour fast

Links:

Quote of the week: “The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.” James Cash Penney

Article of the week: The five commandments of the under hook half guard

Jaramie Parrish talks with us about a We Defy Foundation Roll-a-thon at Fox Fitness

Gary’s audio book is called “The Alligator tooth”

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The Movie Water Boy was referenced and Gary wanted this link.

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Epi 73 Interview with Steve Maxwell Part 2

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Steve Maxwell

Steve Maxwell

This is part 2 of our interview with Steve Maxwell, part 1 can be found here. Steve Maxwell is one of the first Americans to receive a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  He was the first person to start teaching kettlebells in the United States.  At the age of 62 he travels the world teaching BJJ and life style fitness.  Find more info about Steve Maxwell here.

We talk about:

  • When people hit their physical peak
  • Not getting injured with your off the mat training
  • Training BJJ into your 70’s, 80’s and 90’s
  • Over training and the point of diminishing returns
  • Explosive training and BJJ
  • Strength training for any sport
  • The myth of Cardio training
  • Sport specific training
  • His traveling minimalist lifestyle (every thing he owns fits in this 45L backpack)
  • Some great life advice for everybody

Links:

Quote of the week: “Don’t measure the work, measure the change, and use that to evaluate your work” The BjjBrick Podcast, Episode 73

Article of the week: “4 Jiu JItsu Lessons From Bruce Lee” by jiujitsubrotherhood.com

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