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Category Archive: Articles, Health, Nutrition, Strength & Conditioning

5 Ways To Build Strength For Jiu-Jitsu Without Putting On Extra Weight

  When your single aim is to build as much strength as possible, you should focus on the lower rep range. In Jiu-Jitsu, strength is important but extra bulk and weight can be more of a burden...

Best Foods To Eat For Recovery After Training for Combat Sports by Coach Phil Daru

That’s right — it’s all about proper nutrition. It’s time to talk about what we consume, particularly after a hard training session. With all the effort you put into your training, it’s...

6 Of The Best Post-Training Foods To Boost Your Recovery

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...

Effective Cutting Weight Strategies for Grapplers

Written by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt and a black belt in...

Will Skittles Make You Better At Jiu Jitsu?

Guest post by Tyler Bishop, BJJ black belt and instructor and editor at bishopbjj.com Wait, what? This can’t be a real article, can it? The idea of the popular junk food candy Skittles improving a...

The Importance of Proper Hydration For Jiu-Jitsu Athletes

Written by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt and a black belt in...

This Is What The Olympic Champion Wrestler Jordan Burroughs Eats In A Day

Turning yourself into the best possible grappler is no easy feat by any standard. There are the countless early mornings, thousands upon thousands of repetitions and who knows how many...

Top 5 Superfoods to Boost Your Jiu Jitsu

Superfoods are a special category of foods found in nature. By definition they are calorie sparse and nutrient dense meaning they pack a lot of punch for their weight as far as goodness goes. They...

8 Best Fat Burning Foods To Boost Your Jiu-Jitsu Performance

Have you ever wished that eating right would help you lose weight? Combined with regular BJJ training, these super foods will help you shed the pounds and become a better grappler. There is however...

You Can Do It: Losing Weight Without Losing (Too Much) Muscle As a Grappler

  This article will examine the smart way to go down in weight without it affecting your muscle mass. Losing fat without losing muscle is difficult to do but can be achieved if done properly....

How a 5X World Champion Cuts Weight For BJJ Competition

Guest post by 5x BJJ World Champion Bernardo Faria, who is known for his half guard. He achieved a phenomenal double gold medals in the BJJ Mundials in 2015.  Cutting weight for BJJ is very...

Protein for Weight Loss: Why It Works

Trying to lose weight? There are a lot of “tricks” that don’t really work. Protein for weight loss? That one is backed by science. When you are trying to lose weight protein is your...

Mind & Body: How to Best Recover from Extreme Training Sessions

Guest post by Vladimir Popovic, black belt judo, black belt bjj, master degree in sport science and exercise. Strength and condition coach, specialty – martial arts. A large number...

Helio Gracie Was a Vegetarian. Didn’t Eat Meat for 69 Years

  In his final recorded interview in 2007, Helio Gracie at the age of 93, was asked about his diet and how it had kept him in impeccable health all his life. The reporter asked him, how long...

5 Common Nutritional Mistakes Made By Fighters

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...

High Protein Diets For Grapplers– Your Ultimate Guide

When it comes to important macronutrients, you’d struggle to find a more beneficial example than protein, and for very good reason as well. Not only does protein help to maintain and produce new...

Nutrition Secrets of Iowa Wrestling Team

  The University of Iowa wrestling program is one of the most successful athletic programs in NCAA Division I. The University of Iowa Hawkeyes are a member of the Big Ten Conference. Iowa is...

How to Eat Like Royalty While Staying in Fighting Shape

Anyone who works out hard and tries to stay in great shape knows how important the kitchen is when it comes to getting cut. You can spend all day lifting weights, rolling on the mats, doing cardio,...

Getting Bigger & Stronger: The Right Way To Move Up A Weight Class In Jiu-Jitsu

In Jiu-Jitsu most of us want to go down in weight to make the weight class below. Putting on quality muscle to go up a weight class is a tricky issue but can be achieved with the right weight...

New Study: Fast Food Just as Good as Supplements for Workout Recovery

  After a tough grappling training, many athletes will take energy bars, protein powders, or recovery drinks as a quick after workout meal. In their mind,  these supplements will provide...

8 Small Diet Changes to Turbo Charge Your Jiu-Jitsu

  If you want to reach peak performance in your Jiu-Jitsu, you will need to not only train like a champion, you will also have to eat like a champion. That means NO JUNK FOOD. Junk food can...

Kron Gracie Details His Diet & Strength / Conditioning Routine

Kron Gracie is one of the rare Jiu-Jitsu players that has a potential for crossover mainstream success. In a recent article in Details Magazine, intitled ‘How I Got My Body’, Kron details...

How To Stop Feeling Tired at BJJ & Boost Your Energy Levels

Photo by Daria Kochetkova- Tebezvonu 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...

The Pablo Popovitch Diet: A Simple Way to Speed Up Your Metabolism

  Pablo Popovitch is a 4th degree BJJ black belt, ADCC champion (2009, by defeating Marcelo Garcie) and World No Gi champion. Popovitch is known for his amazing conditioning, and ‘He...