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Category Archive: Articles, Health, Nutrition

Facts About Vegan Energy Diet For Fighters With Durable Strength

A vegan is someone who doesn’t consume anything that comes from an animal including dairy. This statement also differentiates a vegan from a vegetarian. Vegans are not considered to be healthy...

Game Changers: Benefits Of a Plant Based Diet For BJJ Athletes

It’s a common misconception that athletes cannot eat a plant-based diet, because it does not provide the protein they need. In fact, many world class athletes are vegetarians or vegans. Here are...

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...

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...

One Simple Exercise To Improve Posture and Decrease Injuries For BJJ

This technique is one that can be performed anywhere. Its simple, quick, and if done correctly can help balance out the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back to improve posture and muscle...

Understanding The Feel-Good Chemicals Released When You Do 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...

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Recovery: Reduce Pain with These 6 Key Tips

It is well-known that hard training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can result in a lot of bodily pain. Unfortunately, many people let it get to the point where they cannot take part in BJJ before they try to...

Does Stretching Reduce Injury?

When it comes to a warm up stretching routine, most people don’t actually do either before they exercise at all, whilst puts them at a much higher risk. However, there are also multiple benefits...

Constant Neck Pain & Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   Considering jiu jitsu has a significant...

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...

Do I Have To Be Extremely Flexible To Have Success with the Rubber Guard?

The Rubber guard sometimes referred to as Mission Control is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu technique, which involves the practitioner ‘breaking down’ the opponent into the rubber guard, while maintaining...

Stretching Before a Workout or After? Benefits of Doing Both

Exercise and physical fitness in general should not be taken for granted and they most certainly should not be taken lightly either. Exercise, sports, fitness, and physical activity in general,...

Judo Olympian On Keeping Fit After Lifetime of Overtraining

  Guest post by Neil Adams MBE, an English judoka who won numerous Olympic and World Championship medals in judo representing Great Britain. Adams was the first British male to win a World...

8 Ways To Avoid Getting Injured in Jiu-Jitsu

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 that...

How a Cancer Support Community Can Help Medical Students to Eliminate the Cancer

Cancer is a battle that some people are made to fight during their life and tests their ultimate patience and ability to survive a battle. The nerve wracking disease is a challenge that no one should...

Neck Bridging: Is it Safe?

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...

What Really Happens To Your Grappling Performance When Taking St*roids

(Picture of Paulo Miyao, who was banned for 2 years by USADA for testing positive for PED’s) St*roids can be good for some people. They can actually do wonders for them if they are used...

Should I wear a cup when I roll in BJJ?

Athletic cups. Some decide to wear them in training, some choose not to or simply don’t care. While in training you are allowed to wear one, you have to remember that in BJJ competitions, cups are...

What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil for Athletes?

As an athlete, you want to take care of your body the best you can, because your body is a pretty major part of your job. Regardless of the sport you play or physical task you must do for your job or...

6 Unhealthy Symptoms Grapplers Should Never Ignore About Their Health

High level Grapplers and athletes can sometimes be the most unhealthy people. With the amount of hard training that they put their body through, they are usually carrying along lasting injuries and...

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...

Here’s Why BJJ & MMA Athletes Are Loving CBD Oil

The use of CBD for a wide range of medical applications is gaining a considerable amount of popularity among athletes including grapplers and mixed martial artists in 2019. The recent legalization of...

How to Stabilize Blood Sugar by Lifting Weights

Resistance training causes your muscles to secrete a chemical that directly regulates your bodies blood sugar level by producing insulin. Find out more. Wondering how to stabilize blood sugar? ...

Matters of the Gut: 5 Facts About Probiotics You Need to Know

Are you considering taking probiotics? Before you do, it helps to know what you are getting into. To get you started, here are some top facts about probiotics. Did you know that the probiotics...