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Category Archive: Articles, Health

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...

Don’t Fear Foot Locks: How To Strengthen & Improve Mobility for Ankles

Having strong ankles is important for any athlete as it’s the base that will help you have balance. Every time you are attempting a takedown, passing someone’s guard or bridging, your...

6 Reasons CBD Oil is Great for Grapplers

Cannabidiol, the main active ingredient in CBD, has a range of medical properties that make it the perfect workout supplement, especially for guys (and ladies) involved in martial arts. Hemp oil has...

How To Apply Rickson Gracie’s Breathing Tactics When Doing Jiu-JItsu

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. If you have ever stepped on mat to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, you have most...

How To Successfully Return To Grappling After a Serious Back Injury

Hi readers, My name is Arizona, I’m a 26 year old BJJ black belt from Scotland and I train under the Gold Team affiliation. My coach is Arek Zienkiewicz; IBJJF British National Champion and first...

Back Pain From BJJ? 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...

What Do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletes Do To Protect Their Skin?

Athletes practicing all forms of sports that involve physical contact with fellow mates should consider stringent hygiene steps for preventing skin infections. However, in particular, the Brazilian...

Brain Supplements – Do They Really Work?

Everyone dreams of an easy way to improve their brain’s memory, enhance focus, and increase overall intelligence. However, most are skeptical when a new brain supplement enters the market. It just...

This is the Blueprint To Get You Back to BJJ After Injury

Unfortunately, for athletes, injuries are inevitabilities and this is true also for people training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When a major injury like an Achilles Tendon Rupture strikes, it may mean...

Doctor That Trains BJJ Answers Question: ‘Is Knee Reaping Dangerous?’

Leg/knee reaping when doing a foot lock is a very controversial topic in BJJ today. Some say that the act of reaping the leg is dangerous and can injure the knee, whilst others such as Ryan Hall say...

You’ve Been Doing It Wrong: Here’s a Brilliant Way Of Draining a Cauliflower Ear

Chances are that if you practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu, you know someone whose ears look like a tortellini. Cauliflower ear is caused when the ear receives a blow that shears away the ear’s cartilage...

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...