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Category Archive: Strength & Conditioning

Sport-Specific Applicabilty & Similarities Of Kettlebell Movements & Jiu-Jitsu

One of the most versatile and, best value training tools available to the BJJ athlete is the kettlebell. The dynamic and ballistic nature of kettlebell training, using pushing, pulling and...

Submission Strength for BJJ: Strength and Conditioning Secrets Revealed

  The old saying goes, there’s a thousand ways to skin a cat. We can defiantly see this in the world of strength in conditioning for combat sport athletes. Just go ahead and pop in google...

The Truth About Over-The-Counter Supplements For Muscle Gain

  If you’re serious about performance in BJJ, you should follow a serious strength program. Without a doubt, you can add muscle simply by eating right and lifting weights. However if you...

World Class Brown Belt Sebastian Brosche: “If you are into BJJ for the long run, then Yoga is your greatest tool to stay healthy and nimble, no matter how old you get.”

  Sebastian Brosche is one of the biggest European BJJ hopes. He is a brown belt in BJJ and second degree black belt in judo. He was raised in Northern Sweden and is currently living in in Oslo...

10 Of The Best Bodyweight Leg Exercises Plus Cardio

  Working out doesn’t have to cost anything and it can be done anywhere with bodyweight exercises. This type of workout uses your own bodyweight as the resistance. 1) Convenient and...

Grappling Chest Conditioning Circuit

Ken Primola showing us one of his grappling chest conditioning circuits:

Peter Lakatos, Strength Coach For Carlson Gracie Hungary, Gives Some Solid Strength Training Advice For BJJ Players

Peter Lakatos is a StrongFirst Girya Master Instructor with Pavel Tsatsouline, Expert 2 Krav Maga instructor with Eyal Yanilov, blue belt Brazilian jiu jitsu practicioner with Carlson Gracie Jr., and...

Benefits Of Powerlifting For Jiu-Jitsu

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique is king. How else would a much smaller person beat a bigger person if it wasn’t for superior technique. Strength however frowned upon, is also important...

The Top 5 Five Stretches For BJJ

Five great stretches to open up the hips and thoracic spine to prep for BJJ practice, by BJJ black belt Dewey Nielson:

2 Very Common BJJ Conditioning Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Great video from Jason from BJJ workouts Jason says: “Do you make these 2 BJJ Conditioning mistakes ? They’re very common, not only in BJJ Strength and Conditioning but also Brazilian...

Can’t Afford Protein Powder? Consider The Benefits Of Chocolate Milk As A Post Workout Drink

You don’t have to spend your hard earned money on over priced and over hyped supplements. You can actually get a proper post workout drink from household products. To get the best results from...

Romulo Barral’s Personal Trainer: “Rominho Has Reached a Limit Most Athletes Don’t Know EXist.”

This week, Romulo Barral’s very well known strength and conditioning coach, Leo Frincu, wrote a special blog post dedicated just to Rominho. In the post, Leo talks about why Romulo WILL reach all...

Combine Kettlebells & Jiu-Jitsu, You Have Kettle-Jitsu

They call it Kettle-Jitsu. So what is it? It’s a workout that uses a kettlebell to specifically enhance strength and conditioning for BJJ. The movements and exercises even mimic some of the actual...

Grip Strength + Pulling Workout For BJJ

Grip strength is an important part of BJJ but often is not given as much training time as it deserves…Grips are the first point of contact with your partner and the person who gets the best...

French BJJ Champ Hugo Fevrier: “You Have To Work Your Grip. A Strong Grip Gives You Control Of The Fight.”

Interview on grip conditioning with Hugo Février, Black belt and founder of Tropa de Elite in Mandelieu. Also great insight from Bagetch, Purple belt. For English Subtitles, open in in youtube...

Strength & Conditioning Circuit In Preparation For IBJJF Europeans 2013

This is a nice S& C circuit that Boa Team from Monaco are doing in preparation for this year’s Europeans. Note that the exercises are all BJJ Specific:

How Bigger Muscles Will Slow You Down And Gas You Out In Jiu-Jitsu

By Guillaume Huni In my years training Jiu-Jitsu, I’ve experimented with different weight classes and was able to measure the impact of extra muscle mass on my Jiu-Jitsu performance. Many...

Top 4 Functional Conditioning Tools For BJJ

If you want to get better at Jiu-Jitsu you should do more Jiu-Jitsu. As Caio Terra said, technique is the most important. The mistake that a lot of people do when doing strength and Conditioning is...

Are Olympic Lifts Appropriate For BJJ?

Seeing Roger Gracie doing Olympic lifts during his preparation for his Metamoris superfight with Marcus Buchecha, make s us wonder what are the benefit of Olympic lifts for BJJ. Powering through...

Testosterone Usage in BJJ: The Fine Line Between TRT, PEDs, and Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Testosterone is a steroid hormone that is naturally produced by our bodies. In men, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as the testis and prostate as...

How bodybuilding type training doesn’t help your BJJ game

Source: Rich Mejias for BJJ.org Does your routine look a little like this? Monday:         Chest and Triceps Tuesday:        Back and Biceps Wednesday:   OFF Thursday:      Legs and...