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Category Archive: Articles, Featured, Health

How to Crack Your Own Back. Without a Chiropractor

If you train Jiu-Jitsu, you are sure to have some spinal problems.The spine is the life center of the human body. It controls every human function, such as, digestion, hormonal balance, muscle...

3 Ways to Injury Proof Your Shoulders for Grappling

Written by Mark Kislich, an Olympic Performance Coach and Judoka.  What’s versatile is fragile. And the glenohumeral joint or shoulder is very versatile. Small wonder that many grapplers have...

How Long Does It Take to Get Into Ketosis? A Helpful Guide

A quick internet search on methods of eating that help you lose weight will reveal an endless supply of information and hundreds of different diets. There’s vegetarian, vegan, paleo,...

When To Return To BJJ after an Injury Explained by BJJ Black Belt/Doctor

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...

Joe Rogan On the Benefits Of Jiu-Jitsu & Being In Great Shape At 53 Years of Age

BloodyElbow‘s Stephie Daniels did an in-depth interview with Joe Rogan. This is what the Jiu-Jitsu black belt had to stay about benefits of Jiu-Jitsu and staying in shape: “Stephie...

5 Ways Martial Arts Improves Your Immune System

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...

6 Tips To Boost Your Immune System

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...

Firas Zahabi on How Your VO2 Max Determines Which Conditioning Workout You Should do for BJJ/MMA

Gsp’s coach Firas Zahabi talks to JustTheGiTopPodcast about how measuring an athlete’s VO2 Max is important in determining what type of conditioning and endurance workout to do. VO2 max...

How to Successfully Return From an Injury

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...

Injured And Still Want To Continue With BJJ? Consider This First

Something snapped, popped or cracked? Whatever the sound may be, you know what’s up – you’re injured… What a bummer, right? Well, that’s not going to stop you. You’re...

Exercises to Improve Breathing for Jiu-Jitsu

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. If you have ever rolled with a BJJ master or advanced practitioner, what is something that distinguishes them from beginners in BJJ? It’s not...

Sports Scientists On How Weight Training Is key In Preventing & Rehabbing Injuries In Contact Sports

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a multidimensional sport. The activity demands a high level of strength, power, endurance, and flexibility. This has led to a rise in certain training practices by many...

Start The Day Right: The Benefits of Drinking Lemon & Honey in Water Every Morning

The combination of honey, lemon and water results in a tasty, beneficial drink. Honey with lemon is an age-old remedy believed to soothe a variety of ailments. It is easy to make — using...

How To Improve Flexibility For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Written by Mike “Spider-Ninja” Bidwell is a BJJ Black Belt under Phil Migliarese and Ken Kronenberg (Team Tai-Kai / Balance). Mike is a full time Jiu-Jitsuka, blogger (check out his great...

6 Ways How Jiu-Jitsu Practitioners Make Great Lovers

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 am sure most of you...

Ex-Navy Seal Commander & BJJ Black Belt Jocko Willink on How To Avoid Injuries in BJJ

Hooray, you just made a decision to start training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! BJJ will introduce great things to your life, such as: better health, stronger self-confidence, awesome friendships, the...

5 Tips To Make Intermittent Fasting Work For You

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...

10 Superfoods To Amp Up Your Weight Loss

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...

Beer After Jiu-Jitsu Training: Good Idea?

Written by Gloria Coccoli and Jonas Scherer, BJJ practitioners and globetrotters. She started training Jiu-Jitsu at Ground Pressure Team Messina in Italy and he started training Judo and Jiu-Jitsu...

Here’s Why Sleep Is Important For Weight Loss

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...

Stay Hydrated: How Much Water To Drink Per Day To Stay Fit

Water is the main chemical component of your body, making up 75 percent of your muscle tissue and 10 percent of your fatty tissue. The conventional recommendation is to consume eight cups of water...

5 Essential Vegetarian Diet Facts For Grapplers To Consider

When it comes to making a diet plan, especially if you’re an athlete, it’s important to take a creative and dynamic approach. This involves weighing your diet plans in terms of both short term...

How BJJ Athletes Are Able To Cheat the IBJJF Worlds PED Test

In February of 2020, the 2019 IBJJF world champion and 2019 ADCC world champion Kaynan Duarte of Team Atos failed a PED test after the 2019 IBBJJF Worlds. USADA announced the news and confirmed that...

Jiu-Jitsu Nutrition For Performance: To Carb Or Not To Carb?

Written by Reid Reale BHlthSc(Hons), MDiet – Sports Dietitian and BJJ black belt combatsportsnutrition.com. Reid works with many of the best judo, boxing, taekwondo and wrestling athletes in...