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Category Archive: Articles, Health & Nutrition, Strength & Conditioning

Foam Rolling: Here’s Why Every Grappler Needs To Do It

If you’re really dedicated towards becoming better in BJJ, then you should already know that it’s not just the training that will get you there. You need to incorporate other things as...

5 Tips To Make Intermittent Fasting Work For You

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...

10 Superfoods To Amp Up Your Weight Loss

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...

Here’s Why Sleep Is Important For Weight Loss

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 Complete Guide To Injury Prevention For Grapplers

Guest post by Ben Whybrow Bsc (Physiotherapy), MCSP, ACPSEM. Ben is a Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist living and working in Cambridgeshire, graduating from the University of...

What to Eat Before & After BJJ Training: Some Tips for Young Students

Introduction For combat sports, speed, strength, and stamina are the top priorities and both require physical as well as mental determination. Furthermore, a well-designed diet shapes our training...

5 Ways You Can Prevent Joint Pain While Exercising

Working out is vital to one’s health, but it can be a difficult practice for one to keep up with consistently if they suffer from joint pain. Joint pain in many cases can be excessive and...

You’re Only as Old as You Feel: The 10 Best Supplements for Men Over 40

There are many supplements out there and it’s difficult to know the right ones for you. Here are the 10 safest and best supplements for men over 40. Are you a man who is getting ready to turn...

These Are The Best Stretches for Jiu-Jitsu 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...

Got Back Pain From BJJ? These Yoga Exercises Will Help You Out

If we had to guess, then we’d probably be correct in saying that you’re experiencing BJJ-related back pain every now and then. This is no wonder, particularly due to the fact that you are...

Here’s Why Fasted Training Is What’s Missing From Your Workout Routine

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...

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...

New Study Suggests Even Mild Weight Cuts Can Affect Performance More Than 24 hours Later

We’ve all had o face weight cuts that were more or less grueling at some point. The biggest difference between MMA and BJJ being the amount of time you had to recover from it – grapplers...

Yoga for BJJ: Gezary Matuda in Lockdown Home Yoga Flow

Most BJJ players tend to focus mainly on strength and conditioning rather than flexibility. Flexibility is so important in Jiu-Jitsu because it really makes all the vast number of techniques much...

BJJ Practitioners With Back Pain: Here is the Start of the Solution

Jiu-Jitsu puts a strain on the back of up to 80% of practitioners according to some incidence reports. Do you have an issue with your back? Are you in pain? Disc herniations are much more common...

How To Prevent Shoulder Injuries In Judo And BJJ

Shoulder injuries are among the most common injuries in both bjj as well as judo. Many reported injuries arise from chronic overload and sport specific adaptations which in turn result in strength,...

This Is What The Olympic Champion Wrestler Jordan Burroughs Eats In A Day

Turning yourself into the best possible grappler is no easy feat by any standard. There are the countless early mornings, thousands upon thousands of repetitions and who knows how many...

It’s Possible To Roll Like a Savage & Still Avoid 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...

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the Keto Diet: Is it a 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...

The Truth About Stretching. Will it help Your Jiu-Jitsu?

Admit it.  You don’t actually stretch enough.   Improved athletic performance – You may not realise this, but stretching before you work out can actually greatly improve your athletic...

PED Use Impacts Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu More Than Any Combat Sport

When PEDs (Performance Enhancing Dr*gs) are mentioned, more often than not the first thing that comes to mind is – muscle. In other words, both muscle growth (or hypertrophy), as well as increases...

Should You Take Caffeine Before Rolling Or Competition?

There are heaps of available dietary supplements out there, used for all sorts of goals. One type of them are the pre-workout supplements, all of which possess a common substance: caffeine. And...

Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Keeping Your Gut Healthy

We are what we eat. What we choose to put into our bodies is just as important as our physical training. So what about the organ of our body that runs the show?   There are many myths and...

How Long Should You Hold Stretches For BJJ?

Regularly stretching is a necessity to be successful in any type of martial art. But do you hold the stretches for 5-10 seconds, or 60 seconds? Which is more beneficial? And, what is the difference?...