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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

8 Best BJJ Flexibility Exercises

Photo: Emma Pursey. A Sport like BJJ demands a high degree of flexibility to perform a wide range of techniques, both defensive and offensive. And, if you are just starting then stretching can be...

10 Bodyweight Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling Workouts

  Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes...

How To Develop Elbow-Snapping Strength & Power in your Armbars

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. Armbars are a complex movement that utilizes the...

3 Ways to Develop Explosiveness for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    A right timed explosive burst in a fight can sometimes make a big difference between winning or losing. Almost anybody can be explosive. It really doesn’t take amazing...

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,...

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...

How Does An Increase In Bodyweight Affect Combat Conditioning?

    In order to become the best jiu-jiteiro you can be it’s not enough to just attend class day after day – you need to maximize strength, power, flexibility, balance and...

How To Become A Stronger Grappler Training Only 90 Minutes Per Week

How will you love to describe yourself? As a grappler? or as a strength trainer? If you contrive to be successful on the mat you better figure it out here fairly promptly. There are lots of basic...

Marcelo Garcia is the Exception: Why 99% Of Top BJJ Athletes Strength Train

  Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes...

A Grappler’s Guide To Improving Your Weakest Link: Flexibility, Strength, Conditioning…

  Written for BJJEE.com by the awesome BJJ Athlete Strength & Conditioning – BredaS&C Check out their facebook page   Armour, chain-mail a bulletproof vest. That’s what your...

25 Best Kettlebell Exercises For Grapplers

    In this kettle bell video, coach Funk of FunkMMA shows you the best kettlebell exercises for grapplers.   1. 2-Arm Kettlebell Swings 2. Double Kettlebell Swings 3. Suitcase Swings...

How Grapplers Should Approach Strength and Conditioning

Unlike the striking arts such as boxing, kick boxing or Muay Thai where practitioners exert a direct force over their opponents to score a knockout, the grappling arts are more about manipulating...

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...

5 Valuable Types of Powerful Deadlift Exercises

Guest post by Paul Vandyken, founder of RigorFitness.com There are many different types of deadlifts and I will be going over just a few of them. The purpose of this post is to share with you what I...

5 Biggest Strength & Conditioning Mistakes Grapplers Make

  Written by Jason C. Brown, a BJJ player and strength and conditioning coach. Be sure to check out his website  BJJWorkouts.com   Getting the most out of your BJJ workouts involves making...

What You Need To Lift At Home

  Guest post by Andrew Lewis of blackmetalbarbellstrength.com  If you choose to forego the standard method of strength training in a commercial gym and decide to get a home gym, you’ll...

10 Best Bodyweight Exercises For Grapplers

  by Funk Roberts – FunkMMA.com There are benefits to all bodyweight exercises for fighters, yet some are more beneficial than others when it comes to developing the strength and conditioning...

A Grappler’s Guide to Losing Weight Without Losing (Too Much) Muscle

    This article will examine the smart way to go down in weight without it affecting your muscle mass. Losing fat without losing muscle is difficult to do but can be achieved if done...

4 Best Equipments for Quickly Building Strength for Grapplers

  Strength training is one of the most important parts of an overall health and fitness program. Building strength helps to enhance and preserve your bone and muscle mass, no matter your age....

New Scientific Evidence Points To Static Stretching Causing A Loss In Strength

    Much can be said about the benefits of stretching – there are at least a couple reasons to do it!  And sure there’s been scientific evidence that stretching reduces the level of...

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,...

So You’ve Decided To Get Stronger. What Now?

Guest post by Andrew Lewis of blackmetalbarbellstrength.com  After understanding why strength is important and understanding that becoming strong is desirable, there is a difficult next step:...

Old School Jiu-Jitsu Workout Routine

  There are benefits to all bodyweight exercises for fighters, yet some are more beneficial than others when it comes to developing the strength and conditioning attributes needed to be an all...

3 Simple Fixes To Improve Your Cardio For BJJ

    Endurance is the most important physical attribute you can possess, and there’s nothing worse than gassing out on the mat.  BJJ black belt Stephen Kesting of the excellent website...