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Category Archive: Articles, Health

How To Heelhook Proof Your Knees

Photo: Rafael Domingos at EBI. Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. How to...

How To Stop Feeling Tired & Boost Your Energy Levels

  Ever had that type of day where you just felt like sleeping for hours and hours, lacking the focus to do anything productive? We’ve all been through those type of days at least once in our...

Stretching Before a Workout or After? Benefits of Doing Both

Exercise and physical fitness in general should not be taken for granted and they most certainly should not be taken lightly either. Exercise, sports, fitness, and physical activity in general,...

Overcoming Anxiety about BJJ Training after a Knee Injury

  Written by BJJ black belt Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin of chewjitsu.net   Getting back to BJJ after an injury always sucks and there is often a period of nervousness associated with it. No one...

2 Simple Ways To Kimura Proof Your Shoulders

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   The most common complaint I hear on the mat...

Facts About Vegan Energy Diet For Fighters With Durable Strength

A vegan is someone who doesn’t consume anything that comes from an animal including dairy. This statement also differentiates a vegan from a vegetarian. Vegans are not considered to be healthy...

Doctor That Trains BJJ Answers Question: ‘Is Knee Reaping Dangerous?’

  Leg/knee reaping when doing a foot lock is a very controversial topic in BJJ today. Some say that the act of reaping the leg is dangerous and can injure the knee, whilst others such as Ryan...

How a 5X World Champion Cuts Weight For BJJ Competition

  Guest post by 5x BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria, who is known for his half guard. He achieved a phenomenal double gold medals in the BJJ Mundials in 2015. Be sure to check out Bernardo’s...

Cauliflower Ears: Prevention & Treatment

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   Auricular hematoma/ “Cauliflower...

Kron Gracie Details His Training Regimen & Recent Change in Diet

Kron Gracie is one of the rare Jiu-Jitsu players that has a potential for crossover mainstream success. On this episode of FUEL (Vice) Kron Gracie talks about how he’s been meat-free for more...

Eating Clean: Nutrition Plan Guide for Grapplers

For grapplers that are looking to shred, lose fat, and just basically build a lean, muscular, aesthetic physique, you’ll no doubt already be well aware of just how much hard work, motivation, and...

How Grapplers Can Strengthen Their Lower Backs & Never Have Problems Again

Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt, MMA coach and undefeated...

Why Do Your Elbows & Forearms Hurt After Jiu-Jitsu?

  Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. Ever having a nagging elbow pain that...

Mike Bidwell’s Tips on How he Lost 47lbs/21kgs While Training Jiu-Jitsu

  Written by Mike “Spider-Ninja” Bidwell is a BJJ Black Belt under Phil Migliarese and Ken Kronenberg (Team Tai-Kai / Balance). Mike is a full time Jiu-Jitsuka, blogger (check out his great...

How to Deal with Rib Injuries in BJJ & Grappling

Rib injuries are one of the most common injuries in BJJ and grappling. Rib injuries usually heal themselves in a few weeks. Good painkillers are important so that you can breathe and cough...

Dealing with Constant Pain in Jiu-Jitsu & 8 Recovery Tips

    Written by Stevie Linton, 1rst degree BJJ Black Belt, instructor at Maxercise Academy in Philadelphia. Check out his excellent blog Jiu-Jitsu Stevie .   Most people will let...

High Protein Diets For Grapplers– Your Ultimate Guide

  When it comes to important macronutrients, you’d struggle to find a more beneficial example than protein, and for very good reason as well. Not only does protein help to maintain and produce...

Don’t Fear Foot Locks: How To Strengthen & Improve Mobility for Ankles

  Having strong ankles is important for any athlete as it’s the base that will help you have balance. Every time you are attempting a takedown, passing someone’s guard or bridging,...

Unique Healing Method For Disc Issues Proves Highly Successful

  As was mentioned in a recent article, disc issues often plague grapplers during and often after their active years of training. Many methods of relief are tried, often with mediocre results....

Why Does Your Neck Hurt After Jiu-Jitsu?

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   Considering jiu jitsu has a significant...

Does Grappling Increase Risk Of Disc Herniation?

    Do you have an issue with your back? Are you in pain? Disc herniations are much more common than previously thought. Further, disc herniation may be asymptomatic. They may cause mild to...

Benefits Of 100% Plant Based Diet For BJJ Athletes

  It’s a common misconception that athletes cannot eat a plant-based diet, because it does not provide the protein they need. In fact, many world class athletes are vegetarians or vegans. Here...

How To Strengthen Your Neck Like Rickson Gracie

  Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   Having a strong neck is essential...

Wrist Locks: Painful or Real Damage?

  Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. The wrist is a very complex joint(s). The...