Sophia McDermott Drysdale

Jiu Jitsu World Mag - How to avoid chronic dehydration in athletes

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Check out my latest article published in Jiu Jitsu World Mag. Here i discuss why so many of us BJJ athletes are susceptible to chronic dehydration and signs to look out for. Chronic dehydration affects everything, from your digestion, to recovery and performance. Also your pain management, all to do with inflammation. Did you know that as little as 1-2% of your body weight in water loss has serious negative implications on your performances and well being?

Read this article to check if you are dehydrated, how it happens and ways to fix it.

5 Fundamentals of strength training - Jiu Jitsu World Mag

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Check out my article just published in Jiu Jitsu World Mag that explains the 5 basic fundamentals for strength training for all those who are starting out in the gym who want to supplement their training to be fitter and stronger for BJJ.  The focus is to maintain a balanced body and to focus on movement patterns that are best suited for performance athletes. Don’t get confused in the gym by all the equipment and fancy exercises that you see on IG. Keep it simple, yet effective an follow this as as a guideline.

WLC article, The benefits of body weight training

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Chck out my article just published on Whole Life Challenge. Here I list the most effective body weight exercises performed with focused attention and the benefits such as increased mobility and reduced risk of injury.

I guide you through an effective workout and recommend the best exercises to get the job done to keep you fit, strong and mobile.

Jiu Jitsu World Mag - strength training fundamentals

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Keep your eyes open for for my next article to be published in Jiu-Jitsu World Magazine all about the five fundamentals of strength training. This article is a great guide for those who want to add some supplemental training to their BJJ training to increase their performance but who have limited knowledge on how best to train for performance.

Even though we might know what do to on the mats, it doesn’t mean wi=e know what do to in the gym. It can be daunting since there are so many different ways you can train depending on what your goals are, not to mention how to use all the machines and equipment. In this article I break it down and keep things simple and stick to the 5 fundamentals of training. Stay tuned.

Fit Mums!

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One of my missions is to help spread the idea that just because you are a mum, that doesn’t mean that the sexy fit women before babies is a thing of the past. Motherhood is by far the most challenging thing you’ll ever do since it is never ending - but oh so rewarding. But it is so easy to put our kids first and leave ourselves to the last. Before we know it we are tired, out of shape and no longer doing the things that we enjoyed before babies. It is all about creating that balance. But most certainly, the most import factor is your health because if you don’t have your healthy, you don’t really have anything. No mater how busy us mums are…. we must make time for ourselves to have a workout a few times a week. Get out and go for a power walk, hit the gym or do one of my live workouts on twitch while bubba is bouncing in the bassinet. you can log into view my workouts here: www.twitch.tv/sophiafit We can do this and fin time for one hour in the day for US!!!!

The Great Outdoors.

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While the weather is totally awesome right now get outside as much as you can. Enjoy the fresh air and get some sunlight. I recommend outdoor workouts and walks as much for your mind as well as your body. 30 minutes of natural sunlight every day gives you your daily dose of Vitamin D. Getting outside is also a great way to break up the monotony of sitting in a office all day. Get out for a walk, do some stretches, breath. You’ll feel, refreshed with more vitality.

Get creative with workouts outdoors too. There are so many things you can do with just your body weight such as burpees, push ups, ab work. Find a park bench and do step ups, dips and lunges. Grab a jump rope, do some sprints. The options are endless. Your mind and body will thank you for it.