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Category Archive: Articles, Health & Nutrition, Nutrition

Protein for Weight Loss: Why It Works

Trying to lose weight? There are a lot of “tricks” that don’t really work. Protein for weight loss? That one is backed by science. When you are trying to lose weight protein is your...

Dealing with Constant Back Pain In BJJ

Back pain can be a major issue for many people.  It affects about 80% of the population.  Having back pain can make it difficult to train or compete.  One of the main causes of back pain is poor...

What To Eat Before Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Training, Explained By Mike Dolce

In order to get the most out of BJJ, it’s not enough „just“ to pay attention in class, to roll at the best of your ability and to take each and every simple repetition serious; but there...

Here’s How Conor McGregor’s Day Of Eating Looks Like

A professional combat athlete’s schedule and regime are nothing short of very strict in all regards, including the diet – where it’s not only important to „eat healthy“, but to be...

Rickson Gracie Shares His Daily Eating Regimen

Rickson Gracie just celebrated his 60th birthday. Various members of his family celebrated the occasion.   View this post on Instagram   Happy birthday @ricksongraciejj @merfdogg in the...

Most Common BJJ Injuries & How To Roll With Them

Going too hard during BJJ practice is like pushing a rubber band to the point of snapping. Often times while rolling, tapping out isn’t an option because our egos are dominating our minds. Only...

Bad Habits BJJ Helps You Quit

Whether you’re trying to stay true to your New Year’s resolutions or you’re just trying to kick a bad habit, Jiu-Jitsu can put you on the right course. BJJ is even better than those Hollywood...

Best Stretches for Grappling Flexibility

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a whole body sport, and for this reason the entire body deserves to be stretched. The most important areas to be stretched for optimal flexibility, smoother moves, and better...

Everybody Makes These 3 Jiu-Jitsu Warm Up Mistakes

A warm up generally consists of a gradual increase in intensity in physical activity (a “pulse raiser”), joint mobility exercise, and stretching, followed by the activity. Warming up brings the...

3 Time-Proven Strategies For Never Getting Injured in BJJ

No matter if you are a total beginner or a seasoned BJJ veteran, and no matter if you are in your early 20’s or in your late 50’s – the right time to get going with injury prevention is...

Dealing With Common Weight Loss Issues: Best Tips

The journey towards successful weight loss is riddled with obstacles. At times, you might feel as if you’re not making any progress.    Weight loss is achieved by paying attention to a...

You’re Progressing Slower in BJJ as You Get Older – But You Can Fix It

As you get older, you might notice that your BJJ is not quite what it used to be: mainly, that you’re performing the techniques more slowly and that you cannot keep pace as you used to....

Junk Food Has Its Place in a Grappler’s Diet

So, you’ve decided to throw out junk food from your diet. You might do it because you believe that getting rid of it will make you into a better, healthier jiujiteiro – or you do it because...

4 Hip Stretches That Your BJJ Hips Are Craving For

Most Grapplers will mainly focus on improving strength and conditioning rather than flexibility. What they fail to realize is that flexibility is extremely important in grappling arts because it...

3 Rules To Avoid Overtraining in BJJ

Say you just got into BJJ, and you’re loving every minute of it. You anticipate the next practice when one has just finished, and spend your Friday nights doing Stephan Kesting marathons until you...

Science of Soreness: What Causes Sore Muscles After Workout Sessions?

Anyone that has ever exercised knows the feeling of sore muscles after workout sessions. Learn why sore muscles happen and how to cope with it. Dread working out because of sore muscles? Knowing why...

Nutritional Tips and Tricks: How to Create a Diet Plan

Creating a nutrition and diet plan can be very beneficial. Click here for a helpful and complete guide on how to create a diet plan. Over 71% of Americans are obese or overweight. Naturally, many of...

The Secret On How to Avoid Cauliflower Ear – Coach Firas Zahabi

To some jiujiteiros having “cauliflower ear,” or in more scientific terms, a perichondrial hematoma, can be a badge of honor, but to others it can be their worst nightmare. Here are a few tips to...

How to Take Care of ‘Small’ Injuries from Sparring

Not just as fighters but as human beings it’s inevitable that we are going to face some injury in our lifetime. Here are some ways to prevent them, but also some tips on how to nurse yourself back...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Recovery: Reduce Pain with These 6 Key Tips

It is well-known that hard training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can result in a lot of bodily pain. Unfortunately, many people let it get to the point where they cannot take part in BJJ before they try to...

Essential nutrition and supplements for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Like other other mixed martial arts, BJJ is a very challenging sport. But in order to be fully immersed in BJJ, it’s vital to be leading a healthy lifestyle. Although taking supplements is not...

4 Plastic Surgeries that Help Athletes

You may think of plastic surgery as something undertaken by A-listers. There’s a stigma around this specialty. It’s often thought of as something performed on people with money to blow...

How To Roll Like a Savage While Avoiding Cauliflower Ear

To some jiujiteiros having “cauliflower ear,” or in more scientific terms, a perichondrial hematoma, can be a badge of honor, but to others it can be their worst nightmare. Here are a few tips to...

How To Do Rickson Gracie’s Impressive Breathing Exercises in 3 Steps

We’ve all seen Rickson’s impressive breathing exercises in the documentary Choke. What Rickson is doing is called a ‘Kriya or internal’ cleaning exercise.  It’s a self...