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Category Archive: Articles, Health

How Do You Know if Your Mouthguard is Clean?

Regardless of the art, most martial arts have one piece of equipment in common – the mouthguard. Over the last twelve years I have trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Krav Maga, Muay Thai and Karate....

How To Heelhook Proof Your Knees

Photo: Rafael Domingos at EBI. Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. How to...

6 Ways to Boost Testosterone Levels Naturally for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

© Piotr Pędziszewski/PitBullWestCoast https://www.facebook.com/PitBullWestCoast https://www.facebook.com/piotrpedziszewskiphotography Nowadays, the topic of increasing testosterone levels has...

Eating Clean: 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...

The Ultimate Shoulder Stretch for BJJ Athletes

Stretching reduces Muscle Soreness It’s been scientifically proven that stretching after a practice reduces the level of discomfort and/or soreness on the next day twice as much as stretching...

Top 5 Superfoods to Power up Your Jiu Jitsu

Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes. They...

What Happens When a BJJ Competitor Invests in a Professional Strength & Conditioning Program

Case study: Eiður Sigurðsson, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and a purple belt under Gunnar Nelson. Eiður came to me a good year ago, for rehabilitation and strength conditioning. He had decided...

Effects of Preworkouts, Energy Drinks & Stimulants on Jiu-Jitsu Performance

Every one of us likes to gain the edge when it comes to Jiu Jitsu. Some people get this edge by consuming a pre workout supplement (either in the form of stimulants, caffeine such as energy drinks,...

The Infamous ‘Rebound’ After A Competition Diet

Guest post by Mathias Jardin, a BJJ Black belt BJJ competitor and instructor from GFTeam France. Article translated from French from Jits.fr. If you have already competed in BJJ, then you have...

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

St*roids can be good for some people. They can actually do wonders for them if they are used correctly. But that doesn’t happen in the case of everyone. That’s why you need to be very careful...

Best Type of Mattress If You Suffer from Back & Neck Pain

Athletic performance can’t be achieved without following a few lifestyle ground-rules, such as eating right and getting proper rest. But what can you do when chronic back and neck pain prevent you...

Tip: Showering with Dandruff Shampoo Helps Prevent Ringworm

  Due to constant skin-to-skin contact, infections of the skin are a common and unfortunate part of Jiu-Jitsu. The prevalence of such conditions has changed the way many people look at the...

Can’t Afford Protein Powder? Benefits Of Chocolate Milk As A Post Workout Drink

You don’t have to spend your hard earned money on over priced and over hyped supplements. You can actually get a proper post workout drink from household products. To get the best results from...

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...

How To Prepare ‘Tereré’ The Healthy Drink That Is Taking Over Jiu-Jitsu

  BJJEE.com’s editor Gile Huni shows how to prepare Tereré the secret drink from the Amazon that is great for Jiu-Jitsu. Gile drinks this to stay alert, help with weight loss (it’s...

What Happens When You Sleep for Just 4 Hours a Day?

What happens to your body if you follow the Polyphasic sleep method and just sleep for 4 hours per day and take short naps throughout the day? Polyphasic sleep refers to sleeping multiple times –...

These Techniques After Grappling Training Will Help Recovery & Reduce Soreness

You’ve had a really hard training session and you’re already thinking about how sore you will be when you wake up tomorrow morning… It doesn’t have to be that way. There are...

How To Successfully Return To Grappling After a Serious Back Injury

Hi readers, My name is Arizona, I’m a 25 year old BJJ brown belt from Scotland and I train under the Gold Team affiliation. My coach is Arek Zienkiewicz; IBJJF British National Champion and first...

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 Affects Your Cardio During Competition?

Photos by Nec Bezmma Nomen Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. Endurance for...

How To Stop Feeling Tired & Boost Your Energy Levels

  Ever had that type of day where you just felt like sleeping for hours and hours, lacking the focus to do anything productive? We’ve all been through those type of days at least once in our...

Rest Days: It’s Part Of The Program. What Happens To Your Body When You Take A Day Off To Rest

Photo: BJJ Pix Overtraining is a physical, behavioral, and emotional condition that occurs when the volume and intensity of an individual’s exercise exceeds their recovery capacity. They cease...

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...