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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

The 5 Best Kettlebell Exercises For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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 occasionally in...

5 Best Exercises For Explosive Grappling Power

  Written by Matt D’Aquino. He is a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian as well as nationally ranked freestyle wrestler and National Champion in Brazilian Jujitsu. Matt has a passion for teaching...

Top 5 Tips For Starting A BJJ Strength & Conditioning Routine

  Guest post by Sam Dupont, a strength coach to CFS BJJ Brighton, and also to Black Belt Belt Gold British Medalist Yousuf Nabi. Sam has worked with many other athletes from other fields too...

“Strength fixes everything”: 8 Strength Training Rules For Jiu-Jitsu

    Written by Peter Lakatos for BJJ Eastern Europe, Master SFG Instructor and creator of Primal Move . Strength coach for Carlson Gracie Team Hungary. “Strength fixes everything.”...

Top BJJ Masters Give Great Advice on Making the Most of your Training

    When people start to dedicate themselves to a new profession, studies, day to day activities or sport, they automatically imagine themselves on the day they are going to reach the top...

A Great Trick That Helps with Recovery

  Written by Emre Bardakci a specialist in Biomechanics. Emre is a black belt in Judo, blue belt in BJJ and has spent over 12 years in Turkey training with Turkish Wrestlers, Judokas,...

Agility Ladder Drills For Jiu-Jitsu

  Brad Wolfson demonstrates 5 Agility Ladder drills to incorporate into your warmup routine to improve movement and footwork. www.soulcraftbjj.com  

3 Essential Push Ups For Explosive Power in Jiu-Jitsu

  Being in peak physical condition in BJJ is always an advantage, whether you train for recreational purposes or competition. For ONE Superstar Mark Striegl, strength and conditioning is the...

How to Build a Powerful Back for Grappling

    Written by Jason C. Brown of  BJJWorkouts.com A strong back is essential for your BJJ performance and injury reduction. The quality of your BJJ is directly related to the quality of...

Top 4 Exercises For Better Guard Passing

  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...

10 Reasons Why Grapplers Need To Train with Kettlebells

    Written by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt and a...

How To Develop Explosive Power for Grappling Using Plyometrics

  Written by Funk Roberts of FunkMMA.com   Plyometrics: A type of exercise using explosive movements to develop muscular power, esp. bounding, hopping, and jumping. Combat Athletes are...

Why You Should Strength Train For Jiu-Jitsu

  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...

An Inside Look at Chris Weidman’s Strength & Conditioning Training

  Former UFC champion Chris Weidman always comes into fight in great shape. As far as his day-to-day preparation, Weidman shared with Bleacher Report his normal training schedule to show what a...

Quick Tips for the Big Three Lifts For BJJ

  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 Stay in Shape for BJJ When Traveling

  Guest post by Will Safford C.S.C.S a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao at Atos Jiu Jitsu.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes...

How To Efficiently Warm Up For BJJ

Photo: Marko Stupar Guest post by Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ GF Team black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Daniel is an instructor...

2 Ways To Do a BJJ Specific Bench Press

  What is the most common question you hear when you lift weights? “How much do you bench bro?” With everything that we hear about the benefits of deadlifting and squatting for grapplers, is...

Best of Andre Galvao’s Strength & Conditioning Training For BJJ

  Best of Andre Galvao’s strength and conditioning training for BJJ. Andre Galvão is a 3rd degree black belt student under BJJ legend Fernando “Tererê” Augusto and now...

5 Essential Strength & Conditioning Principles For Grapplers

  by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt and a purple belt...

How To Modify Wendler’s 5/3/1 Powerlifting Routine For Grapplers

  Wendler 5/3/1 is a very popular powerlifting program that was developed by powerlifter and strength coach Jim Wendler. It’s relatively simple. You have four main barbell lifts: overhead...

10 Best Strength Building Exercises for Grapplers

  Guest post by Funk Roberts of FunkMMA.com When you train in BJJ, Wrestling, Judo, Sambo, and other grappling arts, strength is the container from which all other physical qualities or training...

Weird Monkey Exercise That Cures 99% of Shoulder Pain

  If you suffer from chronic shoulder pain, orthopedic surgeon John M. Kirsch, M.D, has a simple solution: Ape style Dead Hangs. This exercise can reshape the space in the shoulder, strengthen...

The Burpee: The # 1 Conditioning Workout for Grapplers

Photo: Marko Stupar at Kimura BJJ Serbia. Guest post by Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ GF Team black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Daniel is...