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Category Archive: Articles, Featured, Health, Strength & Conditioning

How Bigger Muscles Will Slow You Down And Gas You Out In Jiu-Jitsu

By Guillaume Huni In my years training Jiu-Jitsu, I’ve experimented with different weight classes and was able to measure the impact of extra muscle mass on my Jiu-Jitsu performance. Many...

BJJ Health: Taking Care of Your Aching Joints

As BJJ players, our joints are constantly put to the test. After years of training many older BJJ players even develop arthritis. Aches and pains have become an accepted price that we pay for...

Should You Be Using A Cup When Training Jiu-Jitsu?

Source: Rio Jiu-Jitsu Guide ‘If you have the required anatomy, you’ve been kicked in the balls at some point. It hurts. I know this, and you know this. But bear with me, briefly, while Rio...

Want to Breath Better For Jiu-Jitsu? Use Your Diaphragm!

If you have ever rolled with a BJJ master or advanced practitioner, what is something that distinguishes them from regular BJJ players? We’re not talking about just superior technique but the...

6 Ways To Heal Your Lower Back Pains

  Lower back injuries are extremely common in Jiu-Jitsu and any type of strength and conditioning training. This article by Traver H. Boehm for breaking muscle covers how to treat and care for...

Testosterone Usage in BJJ: The Fine Line Between TRT, PEDs, and Natural Ways to Boost Testosterone

Testosterone is a steroid hormone that is naturally produced by our bodies. In men, testosterone plays a key role in the development of male reproductive tissues such as the testis and prostate as...

Cauliflower ears in Jiu-Jitsu. What causes them, how to prevent and treat them

This article was sourced from a few articles notably from http://www.grapplearts.com/index.php and a few forum posts on sherdog. I also added my story as I’m also a cauliflower guy 🙂...

The right way to cut weight for BJJ competitions

Article written by Marcus Buur. You can also have a look at our previous article:  How-to-find-your-ideal-weight-for-bjj. If you want to compete in Bjj, you must fight in a weight class and it’s...

Sleep may be your best performance booster in BJJ

Seven hours of sleep might not be enough for many BJJ athletes to perform at their best. Sleep and its impact on athletic performance still is being researched. However, it is clear that athletes who...