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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...

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...

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...

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...

The 5 Most Common Finger Injuries In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo practitioners typically won’t let even a major finger injury prevent them from training. Whether it’s gi or no-gi, BJJ and Judo mangle the fingers and their joints....

Eating Clean: The Best Nutrition Plan Guide for Grapplers

For grapplers that are looking to shred, lose fat, and just basically build a lean, muscular, aesthetic physique, you’ll no doubt already be well aware of just how much hard work, motivation, and...

Be Very Careful When Training Crossfit To Get Better at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Crossfit is a huge hit not just amongst ordinary people but many fighters use it as great conditioning training to make sure they are in that ”fighting shape”. There are however things to...

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”....

Caffeine: An Effective Performance & Muscle Enhancer for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

If BJJ athletes are looking for legal ways to boost performance then they should consider caffeine as an option. Caffeine is a performance enhancer that can help BJJ athletes to go longer and faster,...

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 to Know If You Have a Serious Knee Injury or Problem

Injuries will definitely take a toll on your body in any sport, but they can be debilitating in high-impact Jiu-Jitsu. For this reason, it’s important to differentiate what is considered high-risk...

Travis Stevens On Dealing with Constant Injuries Through Mental Strength

Dealing with injuries is something almost all athletes struggle with. I spent most of my career injured or in pain! Overcoming injuries to getting back to your original form is another problem a lot...

These Are The Most Dangerous IBJJF Legal Techniques

These are the most dangerous IBJJF legal techniques in Jiu-Jitsu. There are many more IBJJF illegal techniques which also are a big cause of injuries: Heel hooks, Scissor takedown, Sumi Gaeshi...

Prevent Frequent BJJ Shoulder Injuries With This Routine

What’s versatile is fragile. And the glenohumeral joint or shoulder is very versatile. Small wonder that many grapplers have problems with it: wrestlers, BJJ and especially Judo players. So it pays...

Dr Patrick Roth: ‘Kettlebells An Ideal Tool For Treating Back Pain’

Dr. Patrick Roth is a neurosurgeon practicing in New Jersey. He is the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and the Director of the Hackensack...

How and Why to Tape Your Fingers in BJJ

Keenan Cornelius recently talked about on his facebook page, how much damage his fingers had taken after 10 years of Jiu-Jitsu:   Coming up on a decade of Jiu-Jitsu, these hands have taken a...

Roger Gracie On How He Avoided Surgery During His Entire Career

Roger Gracie may have just retired but it’s quite obvious he’s the best jiu-jitsu player on the Earth. Here’s Why Roger Gracie Is Undoubtedly BJJ’s Greatest Of All Time Last August, after...