And then he mounted me

It was my first time so I was really nervous 

We both lay down

And he asked me quietly to mount him

I had never done this before so I didn’t know what to expect

But it was a lot more gentle than I thought it would be

That was Friday, my first introduction to Brazilian Jujitsu

I’ve taken it up to learn and entirely new skill



Something, as you can tell, is taking me way outside my comfort zone

Rolling around on a mat with another man isn’t something I’m accustomed to

But what I’ve learned so far is you don’t need to be strong or use a huge amount of force

In fact the less you try to force it the easier it is to take someone down or flip them over

And herein lies today’s lesson

Maybe you’re forcing things too much and that’s why you can’t seem to get the results you want

Or why it feels like you’re not ready to commit to personal training 

Because you think it’s gonna be all or nothing or too hard

Or you don’t have enough time

But when you do the personalised assessment <–click here

You’ll realise there is a much simpler way of getting the results you want

John ‘mounted’ O’C

P.S. I’m really nervous about my first proper session later today

But thankfully I found out long ago

Uncomfortable feelings like this are part and parcel of growing.

When you want a result as much as you do it’s normal to feel that way

And if this is how you’re feeling about coming in to SF Fitness 

That’s exactly what you should do

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About the author

John O'Connell is the Owner of SF Fitness Personal Fitness Centre in Rathfarnham. He's a 2 time international best selling author, has appeared on numerous TV programmes on RTE and TV3 and was named World Fitness Elite Trainer of the Year 2013.
John was also a member of the rehabilitation staff for the Heineken Cup winning Leinster squad of 2009. And he worked with the New Zealand All Blacks in 2004.

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