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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

Improve Your Grappling Conditioning with This HITT Bodyweight Workout

  Written by Funk Roberts of FunkMMA.com   As a grappler or martial artist you have to develop so many physical attributes simultaneously. Like so many other fighters you may have trouble...

Deadlifts Are Not For Everyone, Expert Says

    Deadlifts are considered one of the most effective widespread ways of exercising, for most men. But for some, the lift is too cruel and painful. Deadlifting without huge amounts of pain...

The Legend Masahiko Kimura’s Amazing Training Routine

    Masahiko Kimura)was a Japanese judoka who is widely considered one of the greatest judoka of all time. (5 ft 7in 170 cm; 85 kg, 187 lb) He was born on September 10, 1917 in Kumamoto,...

Why You Must Master The Single Leg Squat 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 occasionally in...

Olympic Silver Medalist Travis Stevens’s Training Week: 6 Sessions/Day!

MARKUS SCHREIBER/ASSOCIATED PRESS   You train hard, but do you train as hard as 2016 Judo Olympic silver medalist and BJJ Black Belt Travis Stevens? Travis Stevens is probably the hardest...

Essentials of Strength Training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  Written for BJJEE by Vladimir Popovic, black belt judo, purple belt bjj, master degree in sport science and exercise. Strength and condition coach, specialty – martial arts.   While...

An Inside Look at a Judo Olympian’s Kettlebell Workout

  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 purple...

Bulgarian Bag: Improve your Grappling Conditioning, Endurance & Conditioning

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...

Dolce Diet’s Mike Dolce Top 3 Tips for Building Muscle & Staying Lean

    Mike Dolce is an American trainer, strength and conditioning coach, weight-cut coach, author, nutrition and fitness expert, and motivational speaker. He was a former mixed martial...

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...