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Category Archive: Articles, Health

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A Great Trick That Helps with Recovery For Grapplers

  Written by Emre Bardakci a specialist in Biomechanics. Emre is a black belt in Judo, blue belt in BJJ and has spent over 12 years in Turkey training with Turkish Wrestlers, Judokas,...

Why Your Wealth Depends on Good Health

Having wealth is one of the things that people dream of. It is a fact of life that living a comfortable life is synonymous to having money and properties. It is easier to achieve this by practicing a...

Applying The Wim Hof Method To BJJ/Grappling

Written by Christophe ‘Pank’ Levy, BJJ and Luta Livre black belt and head instructor of Raca Luta Academy in Paris, France. You may have already heard of this breathing method that many people...

Jiu-jitsu Rehab Series: Knee Injuries

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   Jiu jitsu rehab series: Knee injuries...

Breath Control in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  Breath control in BJJ, Judo and Grappling. Breath control is a majorly overlooked component. Breath control in function of short- and long-term recovery, lactic acid tolerance, pain...

Should You Train If You’re Feeling a Bit Sick?

  Should you still train, lift or do conditioning if you’re feeling a bit sick like there’s a cold or a flu coming on?  

Shoulder Stretching: A Well-Defined Path For Power Packed Muscles

Apart from a well-defined chest, a pair of broad shoulders defines the torso. Thus, a lot of men spend a hell lot of time working on their shoulders. The problem arises when no proper shoulder...

Going Down A Weight Class? Very Low Body Fat Leads to Erectile Dysfunction

In a sport like Jiu-Jitsu, it’s important to compete at the ideal weight and also with the ideal body fat percentage. In wrestling, Seven percent (7%) body fat has been established by...

Recovery & Supplementation After Knee (ACL) Surgery

  Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia, talks about how to recover from an ACL reconstruction and what supplements he suggests you take. He had...

2 Simple Ways To Kimura Proof Your Shoulders

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   The most common complaint I hear on the mat...

Cauliflower Ears: Prevention & Treatment

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   Auricular hematoma/ “Cauliflower...

Kron Gracie Details His Training Regimen & Recent Change in Diet

Kron Gracie is one of the rare Jiu-Jitsu players that has a potential for crossover mainstream success. On this episode of FUEL (Vice) Kron Gracie talks about how he’s been meat-free for more...

How to Deal with Rib Injuries in BJJ & Grappling

Rib injuries are one of the most common injuries in BJJ and grappling. Rib injuries usually heal themselves in a few weeks. Good painkillers are important so that you can breathe and cough...

Dealing with Constant Pain in Jiu-Jitsu & 8 Recovery Tips

    Written by Stevie Linton, 1rst degree BJJ Black Belt, instructor at Maxercise Academy in Philadelphia. Check out his excellent blog Jiu-Jitsu Stevie .   Most people will let...

Unique Healing Method For Disc Issues Proves Highly Successful

  As was mentioned in a recent article, disc issues often plague grapplers during and often after their active years of training. Many methods of relief are tried, often with mediocre results....

Does Grappling Increase Risk Of Disc Herniation?

Do you have an issue with your back? Are you in pain? Disc herniations are much more common than previously thought. Further, disc herniation may be asymptomatic. They may cause mild to moderate or...