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Category Archive: Articles, Health & Nutrition

3 Ways to Use CBD Products for Anxiety and Stress

In the last few years, cannabidiol (CBD) oil has gained traction as a suitable treatment for anxiety. As a compound found in the marijuana plant, cannabidiol is now widely available due to marijuana...

Human Growth Hormone – How It Works And How To Increase It Naturally

Ah, yes. HGH – the Human Growth Hormone. Often called a „fountain of youth“ by men, especially those who are up-to-date with the rise of podcasts in the recent times. But… What is HGH,...

Keto vs Paleo vs Low-Carb, Which Diet Is For You?

Photo: Rayron Gracie. Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts...

Creatine, Whey, BCAAs… Which Supplements To Take As A Grappler?

Oh there are so many supplements to choose from out there! There’s the omnipresent whey protein, then there’s the creatine and the BCAAs, glucosamine, fish oil, the various pre-workout...

Intermittent Fasting – Yay Or Nay For BJJ Athletes?

There are a lot of „diets“ out there, and it can be rather difficult for a regular Jiujiteiro to choose which one isn’t a fad. However, intermittent fasting is one of those diets that have...

Can You Be Overweight And Still Excel in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

„I am overweight. So can I still train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?“ The question which plagues a lot of soon-to-be BJJ white belts… And the one which makes them afraid of beginning their Arte...

These Foods Will Fuel Your Performance On The Mat

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Jiu-Jitsu and the Keto Diet: Is it The Perfect Match?

Does the perfect diet exist? For BJJ, the perfect diet is one that allows you to reduce body fat and gain lean muscle.  One meal plan that helps accomplish this is the ketogenic diet, or the keto...

Exercise and Sleep: Exercising Impact On Your Sleep Quality

There are countless reasons why Americans are not getting enough sleep. From the bright city lights to the constant stresses and pressures of daily life, getting the required 7-9 hours of sleep every...

Here’s Why You Aren’t Losing Weight Even Though You’re Exercising

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

5 Of The Best Active Recovery Exercises For Your Next Rest Day

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

4 Secrets To Losing Weight After 40

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Top 4 Lifestyle Habits That Are Actively Ruining Your Health & Jiu-Jitsu

You know what? Perhaps it’s time that you take a little step back from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu… No, no – not from training BJJ, but from being focused exclusively on it for the sake of your...

Why Does My Elbow Hurt? Dealing With Elbow Tendonitis In BJJ

One moment, you’re training Jiu Jitsu and everything is going fine; you’re rolling, submitting people, tapping out occasionally, learning new techniques, and just all-around having fun....

Why Waking Up At 4:00 AM Every Day Can Be Your Secret To Success

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

Jocko Willink Explains How to Get Better Sleep

You think that you’re doing everything you should be, don’t you? You’re training regularly and not just that; but every drill you execute is taken seriously and done to the best to your...

Here’s How Percussion Therapy Boosts Muscle Recovery And Ignites Athletic Performance

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

The 5 Biggest Myths Surrounding Intermittent Fasting

Guest post by Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier championship brand for martial arts. It has the most number of World Champions on the planet. Named as the #1 ranked martial arts organization in Asia by...

How To Safely Train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu In Your 50’s And Onward

Regardless of how old you may be, the love for Jiu Jitsu will follow you for as long as you’re alive. The way it makes you feel better about yourself, and the smile it puts on your face…...

Fish Oil: The Essential Supplement for Grapplers That Train Hard

If you’ve been in this grueling world of brazilian jiu jitsu for longer then a month odds are you’ve heard a laundry list of supplements you should be taking to make the ride smoother, sort of...

Female Chiropractor & BJJ Practitioner Massages & Cracks BJJ Brown Belt’s Neck

If you train Jiu-Jitsu, you are sure to have some spinal problems.The spine is the life center of the human body. It controls every human function, such as, digestion, hormonal balance, muscle...

Fitness Fallacy: “Running is Healthy”

Written By Simon Hayes, BJJ black belt and instructor at Carlson Gracie London, UK. A popular opinion especially supported by those that for some reason “don’t lift weights”....

Gordon Ryan Shares His Formula For Dealing For Injuries in BJJ

Dealing with injuries is something almost all athletes struggle with. Overcoming injuries to getting back to your original form is another problem a lot of athletes face! Runners for example can...

How Not To Stink – The Basics Of Personal Hygiene For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Being a combat sport and martial art, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu involves a high degree of physical contact. So if you’ve ever rolled with a person that doesn’t take care of their personal...