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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rib Injuries in BJJ: Can They Be Avoided & How To Treat Them?

So you’re working super hard at practice, feeling on top of the world as you conquer your partner. You think you’ve nailed the moves but then BAM!, you take a bad blow to the chest and you know...

How to Create the Ultimate Workout and Nutrition Plan

Do you want to achieve the body of your dreams? Here’s how to build a great workout and nutrition plan to help you achieve your goals. Wouldn’t it be great if losing weight and building...

What To Eat Before & After BJJ Training

Although consistent training to be able to excel in Jiu-Jitsu is very important, the energy that your body needs to fuel itself through those rigorous trainings is just as relevant. The meals you eat...

Why You Should Take CBD Oil To Recover Your Body?

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD oil is a natural non-psychoactive compound that is thought to treat a variety of health-related diseases. CBD oil is currently used as an alternative to...

6 Reasons CBD Oil is Great for Grapplers

Cannabidiol, the main active ingredient in CBD, has a range of medical properties that make it the perfect workout supplement, especially for guys (and ladies) involved in martial arts. Hemp oil has...

How Does Increasing Sleep Actually Boost Your Sports Performance?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ Sleep Affects You More Then You Think… Everybody talks about how...

How To Apply Rickson Gracie’s Breathing Tactics When Doing Jiu-JItsu

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. If you have ever stepped on mat to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you have most...

How to Deal with Injuries in BJJ – Michael Jen Full Interview

4th degree black belt and physiotherapist talks about how to prevent and deal with injuries.