My Jiu-Jitsu Journey: Part One

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I didn’t start getting into fitness until the end of college. Since then, I’ve constantly pushed the limits of what I previously believed was possible for my talent and ability level.

Along the way, I’ve transformed from someone who hated exercise and couldn’t do a single push-up to having “athlete” become a core part of my identity.




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Krista Stryker

Krista Stryker

Performance coach, writer, and athlete. I write about how you can experience personal transformation through movement and exercise.

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