Ho Kaijie, an undergraduate, shares why he thinks brazilian jiu-jitsu is a great cardio workout.
Height: 1.73m Weight: 69kg
Exercise regimen: I exercise almost daily – weight training at the gym twice a week covering bench press and squats, my own ab routine four times a week and Brazilian jiu-jitsu thrice a week (my only form of cardio, where we push ourselves to do several rounds of sparring at one go). It is an excellent fat-burning method, and also strengthens mental resilience.
Diet: I usually eat bread with spreads for breakfast, and the typical mixed vegetables rice for the rest of my meals. I do not really have a diet regimen. I simply try to limit my intake of unhealthy food, like cakes or fried chicken, though I tend to binge on the occasional Old Chang Kee finger food or fried prawn paste chicken. I choose to “pay back” my lack of a strict diet with my disciplined workouts, relentlessly following the routine I have set out for myself.