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Category Archive: Articles, Health, Health & Nutrition

Practical Tips To Curb Your Junk Food Cravings

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...

Vascular Neck Injuries and Strokes in BJJ: Recognizing the Warning Signs

Chris Martin is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. He experienced a stroke in 2017 due to a vascular neck injury, that was caused by strangulation – in other words, by a BJJ choke. Since then,...

3 Neck Exercises That’ll Benefit All Your Body

There are many phrases that people use to indicate that something is troubling or bothersome. None are as common as the phrase “pain in the neck,” and that’s for a good reason....

Travis Stevens Details How He Cuts Weight For BJJ/ Judo Tournaments

They say the first and most important battle for each and every fighter is the one with the scale. Martial arts and combat sports competitors are notorious with their extreme weight cutting which...

Knee Tape Trick For ACL Protection While Rolling in BJJ

An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament can be a debilitating musculoskeletal injury to the knee, that happens quite often in grappling arts such as BJJ. Non-contact tears and ruptures are the...

3 Common Brazilian Jujitsu Injuries & Tips to Recover From Them

There are many advantages to taking part in Brazilian Jujitsu — discipline, fitness, and friendship are just a few,  However, one of the biggest downsides of the sport is how easy it is to get...

Plain Water or Sports Drinks For Jiu-Jitsu Athletes: Which Is Best?

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...

Pre-Bed STRETCHING ROUTINE To Keep You Limber For BJJ

Yeah, we know. Stretching is so booooring. The last thing you want to do after an intense rolling session, or/and during a busy day, is to spend some of your time stretching. It seems like you could...

What This Plant Based BJJ Practitioner Easts in a Day

If you’re serious about your Jiu-Jitsu, then you’ve got to be serious about your diet as well. Great training requires a great meal – if you want to recover properly and perform greatly in...

How To Improve Your Flexibility Through BJJ

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...

Is Intermittent Fasting Effective?

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...

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...

A Simple Guide For Resolving 4 Most Common BJJ Aches And Pains

With great power in BJJ comes… Quite a bit of aches and pains, actually. It’s no secret, and every Jiujiteiro knows it: sooner or later, as you train Jiu Jitsu, you will encounter pain....

5 Post-Exercise Rest And Recovery Techniques You Should Try

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...

Are You Drinking Enough Water? Stay Hydrated With These Tips

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...

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...

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...

This is the Blueprint To Get You Back to BJJ in Top Shape After Injury

Unfortunately, for athletes, injuries are inevitabilities and this is true also for people training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When a major injury like an Achilles Tendon Rupture strikes, it may mean...

Neck Bridging: How Safe Is it?

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. Neck bridging: Is it safe? The neck bridge has...

The Grapplers Ultimate Guide To Sleep, Naps & How It Affects Sports Performance

What are the benefits of taking naps? There are many benefits of napping such as recovery, relaxation, reduced fatigue, increased alertness, improved mood and performance as well as quicker reaction...

BJJ Black Belt Ray Elbe Travels To Colombia To Get Stem Cell Treatment on Knee

What is stem cell treatment, and is it good for injuries? BJJ Black Belt Ray Elbe has had over 11 knee procedures done to fix the structural damage and instability he’s had in his knee. He has...

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...