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

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...

Top 5 Foods to Get Enough Protein on a Budget

Guest post by Andrew Lewis of blackmetalbarbellstrength.com  Eating enough protein and calories to recover during weightlifting programs can be a difficult proposition if your budget is tight. The...

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...

Nicky Rodriguez Shares His Training, Weights, and Nutrition Routine That Makes Him So Dominant

ADCC silver medalist Nick Rodriguez has taken the grappling world by storm. The division III wrestler only took up BJJ training 2 1/2 years ago, and in a record time reached the impressive silver...

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...

The Lowdown On Protein In A Grappler’s Diet

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...

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...

4 Best Ways to Recover from a Hard BJJ/Judo Training Session

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 Judo Black Belt and a  Black...

Scientitsts Measure How Body Fat % Increase Affects Athletic Performance

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...

Sports Dietitian Sarai Pannekoek Gives Great Nutritional Advice For BJJ Athletes

Sarai Pannekoek is a Dutch BJJ player and very well respected sports dietitian who counts many BJJ athletes as clients. In this article She gives some really useful advice for BJJ athletes: 1. Hi...

BJJ Black Belt Mike Bidwell’s Advice on How He Lost 47lbs/21kgs While Training 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...

Rorion Gracie Details How the Gracie Diet Really Works

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master Rorion Gracie comes by to Tai Lopez’s house to talk about his new book The Gracie Diet. Rorion tells us how his family revolutionized the sport of Jiu-Jitsu,...

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...

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...