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Category Archive: Articles, Health

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...

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...

6 Types Of Intermittent Fasting Schedules That Produce Results

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...

Important things to know about Co-pay in health insurance

Having health insurance has become a necessity for almost every person. Many people have understood the importance of this, soon after the pandemic hit the globe. Many companies are coming up with...

What Happens When a Grappling 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...

When Can You Get Back To Training After An Injury? According to UFC Analysis

To get injured is something one should never wish to any opponent on the mats, since we know how hard it is. We are in a sport where there is so much manipulation of the body and often it is...

How to Determine 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...

Most Common BJJ Warmup: A Big Risk For Knee Injury

In most Jiu-Jitsu schools, one of the traditional warm-ups involves sitting down and pulling the foot in circles to ‘loosen’ up the ankle, followed by knee circles. (Knee circles are...

What Are the Long Term Consequences of Gripping in Jiu-Jitsu?

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...

Got Bad Knees from BJJ? Try This Warm Up Routine

Guest post by Bulletproof for BJJ. It’s common to carry an old ankle or knee injury in BJJ. While the injury itself may no longer be an issue, the affected joint often doesn’t feel as...

How to train BJJ with an injured arm

The story goes that years back (in 1989), Roberto Correa, commonly known as Gordo, was forced to play half guard due to a injury to his knee that prevented him to use his leg to full extend for a...

Benefits of Ginastica Natural For Jiu-Jitsu

If you train Jiu-Jitsu, then you have most probably heard of or have seen some videos of your favorite fighters training Ginastica Natural. But how can you define this type of workout? Ginastica...

3 Helpful Beverages to Drink at Jiu Jitsu Class and 2 You Must Avoid

We all know that kid who shows up to the gym with a Kool Aid Jammer or whatever other ridiculous drink, then complains about being tired halfway through. There’s a correlation there. Certain...

What Happens to your Jiu-Jitsu Performance When You Take Pre-Workouts, Energy Drinks & Stimulants

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,...

How To Lower Your Heart Rate Using Either Wim Hof or Rickson Gracie Breathing

Breathing for BJJ? You’re at the last 5 minutes of training, you’re rolling with a stronger, heavier yet lower belt. You are already at the end of you capacities, breathing hard and trying to...

How to Establish a Healthy Balance Between Training and Recovery

Establishing effective training or comp fight recovery techniques plays a huge role in helping you to achieve your goals. Frequently an overlooked area, taking time for rest and recovery is one of...

Overtraining in BJJ: The Importance of Listening To Your Body

Written By Guillaume Huni, BJJ black belt and head instructor of Kimura Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. Photo by Ralph Go   At this stage of my life, there are two phases in my BJJ...

How To Return to BJJ Training After A Serious Injury

Injuries are always going to happen if you train in Jiu-Jitsu. It’s part of the journey. BJJ black belt Stephen Kesting of the excellent website Grapplearts.com answers a fan’s question about how...

McGregor’s Nutritionist on Best Fuel, Controlling Sugar Cravings, Veganism

  When it comes to nutrition, cutting weight and rehydrating after fights, Georges Lockhart is best man in the UFC. Many UFC fighters and professional athletes also do the same. In this video...

5 Ways Alcohol Is Hurting Your Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness Goals

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 Best Practices To Fix Your Sleeping Problems & Recover Better

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...

Rickson Gracie Tells Joe Rogan About How He Controls His Breathing

Have you ever thought about breathing training? Rickson Gracie has a special approach to breathing. Rickson Gracie and all members of the Gracie use a special method of breathing when doing...

Full Day Of Eating For a Full Time BJJ Athlete

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...