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

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...

Do THIS To Have Consistent Levels Of ENERGY In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Have you noticed that your Jiu Jitsu training sessions aren’t really similar to one another? It’s not just about how „well“ your training goes – meaning, how much you’ve...

3 Health Benefits Pork Offers to BJJ Athletes

If you’re looking to hit the gym and build extra muscle, you’ll need the perfect source of protein. Although chicken takes center stage in most people’s diets, you should regularly...

Do Your Fingers Hurt From Too Much Gripping In BJJ? This Will Help

Your fingers hurt, don’t they? Finger pain is one of the most common woes of Jiujiteiros worldwide; the aching knuckles and the inability to extend the joints fully, something which can pose...

So You Injured Your Knee In BJJ? Follow This Simple Step-By-Step Guide

Sorry to burst your bubble, but the matter of a fact is – if you haven’t injured your knee while training BJJ so far, there’s a high chance that you’ll injure it sometime down the...

Cracking Your Back Sure Feels Good… But Is It Bad For Your Health?

If you train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, then you know very well just how stiff your back can get. All of that inverting, getting stacked, pressure passed and twisted into all directions takes its toll....

How To Prevent Getting A Staph Infection In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

One of the worst things that can happen when you train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is being forced to stop training. Almost every Jiujiteiro understands what this is about; you enjoy spending time on the...

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...

Early Morning BJJ Training Giving You Trouble? These 3 Tips Will Help

Oh you poor soul – the only BJJ classes that you can make to are the early morning ones? Tough luck, but hey, we get it. You might be working all day or you might have college classes with a weird...

What (Not) To Eat Before Competition For Ultimate Performance

Picture this: it’s competition day and you’re as hyped as you can be. Your training has been absolutely on point for the last few months, and you’re a much more technical and...

Vitamin D – This Is Why You, As A BJJ Athlete, MUST Take More Of It

When was the last time you spent a decent amount of time outside, exposed to the sun’s rays? Was it, like, a couple of months ago when you were sunbathing at the beach? That’s not...