I haven't been doing BJJ for long and I'm not very good at it yet, but I have competed in regional powerlifting competitions in the past. Although that was some time ago and I'm certainly not as strong as I was back then, I'm still a bit of an ox strengthwise.
It's really hard for me not to use my strength to get out of submission attempts. I'm just doing it instinctively, but I fear that it may affect my long term progress.
Is it worth holding back, or just do what I need to do to get myself out of harms way?