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

The Relationship Between Caffeine And 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...

Top 3 Supplements & What They do to Enhance Your Lifestyle

Maybe you are looking for something to help relieve some pain or relax your muscles. Or perhaps you are on the search for a supplement to help boost your immune system. If you find yourself looking...

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...

3 Common Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 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...

Back Pain From Jiu-Jitsu? Try Out These 3 Exercises to Improve Your Posture & Reduce Pain

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 than...

Understanding The Feel-Good Chemicals Released When You Train Jiu-Jitsu

Written by Gloria Coccoli, BJJ practitioner and widfery student. She started training Jiu-Jitsu at Ground Pressure Team Messina in Italy. Check out her great blog aroundtheju. I’ve never...

Constantly Sore Muscles After Jiu-Jitsu? Here’s What You Can Do

So, your muscles hurt, don’t they? Of course they’re sore, after you decided to put into action that 3 and a half hours per day, 6 days per week BJJ training schedule… Even though...

What Are the Long Term Side Effects of Gripping in Jiu-Jitsu & Judo?

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Follow him on instagram. Jiu Jitsu Fingers: Consequences of Gripping...

Injured Because Of BJJ? Jocko Willink Has Some Advice For You

Oh no, not the injuries (again)! Perhaps it was a really close roll or a thing you wanted to try out while drilling techniques… But no matter what the cause is, the end result is the same:...

Sports Science: Researchers Looks at Injury & Risk Patterns For Jiu-Jitsu Athletes

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Follow him on instagram. This was a great article by @athletesmd who...

4 Topical Ways to Reduce Pain on Your Own

Injured yourself while sparring? Sore from working out? These spots of pain can be annoying, especially when you’re trying to get back into your normal lifestyle. If ingestible pain relievers...

Earning a Black Belt in BJJ: Surviving the Constant Injuries Throughout the Years

Guest post by Bill Jones, owner and head instructor at Top Level Martial Arts in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. If you would like to learn more about Bill or Top Level Martial Arts,...

Should You Be Drinking Plain Water or Sports Drinks as Jiu-Jitsu Athletes?

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...

New Study: Jiu-Jitsu Competitors Have the Lowest Injury Rate Among Combat Athletes

  Injuries are always going to happen if you train in Jiu-Jitsu. It’s part of the journey. How does BJJ stack up with other martial arts in terms of rate of injury? It has often been said...

Realistic Ways for Staying Injury-Free in Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Will Safford C.S.C.S a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao at Atos Jiu Jitsu.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes...

Want Best Results? Try Intermittent Fasting And This

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...

Rest And Recovery For BJJ: The Ultimate Guide

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...

Stay Injury-Free In BJJ With These Prehab & Injury Prevention Exercises

Staying injury-free in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t an easy task. More likely than not, you’ll hear a “pop” here and there – but the goal is to reduce the number of these...

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...

How To Treat Jiu-Jitsu Injuries As A Coach

An important job of any coach is to help injured athletes recover. Your team of BJJ athletes will turn to you for advice when they’ve pulled a muscle or broken a bone, and you’ll want to...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Proven To Be The Ultimate Stress Buster

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 Healthy Eating Tips for the Busy College Student

Healthy Eating Has Multiple Benefits College students often struggle with the challenge of sticking to a healthy lifestyle. Busy schedules, occasional college parties, and competing demands take a...

Simple Steps To Lose Weight Through Martial Arts

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...

Valentina Shevchenko’s High Performance Diet: ‘Eating Cake & Nothing After 5pm’

UFC champion Shevchenko was recently a guest on the Joe Rogan podcast where she among other things, described her unusual diet. Although Shevchenko takes her diet very seriously, she attributes...