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Category Archive: Articles, Health, Strength & Conditioning

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jon Fitch On Switching Back To Meat After A Failed Vegan Diet

Veteran MMA fighter Jon Fitch became a vegan in 2011. He joined other high level vegan MMA fighters Jake Shields and the Diaz brothers. Diaz Brothers On Parts Unknown Plus Benefits of Vegan...

1st Match Adrenaline Dump & Forearm Burnout: Why it Happens and How to Deal with it

 Credit image & photo: Pedja Milosavljevic / STARSPORT: Belgrade Open 2016 BJJ A competitor has just finished the first match of their day. It was a tough one that went the distance. Sweat on...

How Travis Stevens Overcomes Injuries With His Mind

Dealing with injuries is something almost all athletes struggle with. I spent most of my career injured or in pain! Overcoming injuries to getting back to your original form is another problem a lot...

How To Recover From A Hard Strike To The Balls

In Grappling, you are less prone to get hit in the family jewels than in striking but the risk still exists. Under IBJJF rules, you cannot wear a cup. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t wear a...

Weird Monkey Exercise That Cures 99% of Shoulder Pain

  If you suffer from chronic shoulder pain, orthopedic surgeon John M. Kirsch, M.D, has a simple solution: Ape style Dead Hangs. This exercise can reshape the space in the shoulder, strengthen...

Roger Gracie’s Method Avoided Him Surgery During His Entire Career

Roger Gracie may have just retired but it’s quite obvious he’s the best jiu-jitsu player on the Earth. Here’s Why Roger Gracie Is Undoubtedly BJJ’s Greatest Of All Time Last August, after...

Olympic Coach’s Top 5 Injury Prevention Tips For Grappling Arts

© Piotr Pędziszewski/PitBullWestCoast https://www.facebook.com/PitBullWestCoast https://www.facebook.com/piotrpedziszewskiphotography Written by Mark Kislich, an Olympic Performance Coach and...

Effective Sports Massage Therapy for Grapplers Before Competitions

Immediately prior to sporting events, athletes undergo massage therapy in order to have their muscles and joints prepared for the rigorous and challenging undertakings that are about to transpire. It...

What is The Best Yoga Posture for BJJ Players?

  Why should a grappler incorporate Yoga into his or her training regiment and which are the greatest benefits ? Lesser injuries. Better breathing [huge!] Better use of energy, so you can spar...

Cauliflower Ear – Myths and True Prevention – What every BJJ practitioner should know

Photo of BJJEE.com editor Gile Huni at Kimura BJJ Serbia. Photo by Zoran Milich Photography Cauliflower Ear often seems like some mythical force when a white belt first falls in love with Jiu Jitsu....

How Can CBD (Non Intoxicating Cannabis) Help BJJ Athletes?

Cannabidiol (abbreviated as: CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD...

Complete Guide To Knee Injury Prevention For Grapplers

Guest post by Ben Whybrow Bsc (Physiotherapy), MCSP, ACPSEM. Ben is a Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist living and working in Cambridgeshire, graduating from the University of...

Should You Train While Sick?

Guest post by Mark Lajhner founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy  and of mmacoach.net. Mark is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), Wrestler, BJJ purple belt, MMA coach...