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Category Archive: Health, Interview, Strength & Conditioning

World Class Brown Belt Sebastian Brosche: “If you are into BJJ for the long run, then Yoga is your greatest tool to stay healthy and nimble, no matter how old you get.”

  Sebastian Brosche is one of the biggest European BJJ hopes. He is a brown belt in BJJ and second degree black belt in judo. He was raised in Northern Sweden and is currently living in in Oslo...

Karel “Silver Fox” Pravec Demonstrates BJJ Water Drills For Injuries & Flow Improvement

  Renzo Gracie BJJ 2nd Degree Black Belt Karel “Silver Fox” Pravec demonstrates Low Impact BJJ / MMA training when dealing with injuries or working out to improve flowing and/or...

Health Benefits Of Air-Popped Popcorn

  Popcorn can be a healthy snack depending upon how it’s prepared. Plain air-popped popcorn is a healthy, low-calorie snack. Most commercial varieties include added salt, butter and oil,...

Knee Tape Trick For ACL Protection While Rolling

  An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament can be a debilitating musculoskeletal injury to the knee, that happens quite often in grappling arts such as BJJ. Non-contact tears and ruptures are...

5 Ways To Prevent Injury In Jiu-Jitsu

There is no 100% guarantee not to get injured when you train Jiu-Jitsu, however if you take the necessary precautions you will lower your chances: Source: Gameness Do the warm up and stretch...

Rogerio Camoes On Nutrition Basics: Why Are Supplements Important?

For those of you who don’t know about Rogerio Camoes, he is a judo and BJJ black belt and one of the top MMA conditioning trainers in the world. He works with top athletes like Anderson Silva,...

Basics of Athletic Nutrition – Rogerio Camoes, Personal Trainer Of Jacare, Anderson Silva and Atos Team

For those of you who don’t know about Rogerio Camoes, he is a judo and BJJ black belt and one of the top MMA conditioning trainers in the world. He works with top athletes like Anderson Silva,...

Renato Tavares on How To Lose Weight For A BJJ Tournament part 2

5th Degree BJJ Black Belt World Champion Renato Tavares explains how he cuts weight 4 weeks before Pan Ams 2013. He explains how to lose 5lbs, 10lbs and 15lbs in 4 weeks to make weight for a BJJ...

Top 11 Biggest Lies of Mainstream Nutrition

Source: authoritynutrition.com There is a lot of misinformation circling around in mainstream nutrition. I have listed the worst examples in this article, but unfortunately this is just the tip of...

Benefits Of Coconut Water: The Tropical Drink Of The Gods

If you train Jiu-Jitsu and follow the Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle, you will have heard about foods like acai or coconut water. Coconut water is one of the healthiest drinks found in nature. Many people are...

Georges St-Pierre’s Diet Plan & How You Can Adapt It To Yourself

Source: fourhourworkweek.com Georges St. Pierre, better known to fight fans worldwide as “GSP,” is currently the UFC Welterweight Champion.His intellect–and consistency–is what separates him...

The Benefits Of Green Tea & Lemon For BJJ Players

Forget about Coffee to wake you up in the morning. Consider switching to Green Tea with Lemon and honey. Green Tea is one of the best fat-burners. It’s great way to shed some extra kilos to be more...

Best Pre-Workout Foods

Source: Men’s fitness Want to get the most out of your workout? Then eat the right foods beforehand. Although you may be tempted to skip the calories, the food you eat before you exercise will...

A Simple Guide On How To Eat More Healthy

Source: blog.bodyactive-nation.co.uk With society today becoming larger through over eating and not exercising it is more and more important to start to educate them on how to eat more sensibly and...

10 Best Super Foods For A BJJ Player

Lots of foods are good for you. But the best and most healthy are those that are low in calories, high in nutrients, and have been shown to help prevent the effects of aging, including cardiovascular...

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...

Is 40 Too Old To Start Jiu-Jitsu?

source: Revolution BJJ 40 is not the new 20, contrary to what you may have read on the internet. However, it’s also not the end of your active life. Here are some incredibly helpful tips I’ve...

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...

Caffeine: A Valid Performance & Muscle Enhancer for BJJ

If BJJ athletes are looking for legal ways to boost performance then they should consider caffeine as an option. Caffeine is a performance enhancer that can help BJJ athletes to go longer and faster,...

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 🙂...