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Category Archive: Articles, Health, Health & Nutrition

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...

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...

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?...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...