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Category Archive: Articles, Health, Nutrition

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...

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...

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 Black belt and a...

Will Skittles Make You Better At Jiu Jitsu?

Guest post by Tyler Bishop, BJJ black belt and instructor at Gracie Humaita St. Louis  & editor at bishopbjj.com Wait, what? This can’t be a real article, can it? The idea of the popular junk...

Workout Supplements You Need To Pack In Your Gym Bag

When people initially turn to workouts, they get extremely overwhelmed by the fact that there is so much out there they don’t know and understand. This is one of the reasons they get scared...

Grappler Nutrition: 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...

‘True weight loss’ vs ‘Cutting weight’: Sports Dietitian Sets The Record Straight

  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...

Gracies Launch Belt System for Gracie Diet

  Carlos Gracie copied and adapted a nutritional regimen, from the Argentinean/French naturist Juan Esteve Dulin, and is now marketed as the Gracie Diet. Following the Hippocratean maxim...

Low Carb vs High Carb Diet for Athletes – The End of Dieting for Athletes

  In recent years the debate between the pro carb and pro fat camps has reignited with many suggesting ketosis is the optimal way to achieve athletic performance and carbs should be avoided at...

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...

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...

Performance Nutrition For Wrestlers After Cutting Weight

  Wrestlers and fighters cut weight for competition so they can have an advantage in combat. Whether you’re a youth, high school, college or professional athlete, being the largest...

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...

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

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

Do Grapplers Really Need Nutritional Supplements?

  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...

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...

Conor McGregor’s Nutritionist on the Move to Lightweight at UFC 197

  UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is going from featherweight to lightweight, and he’s starting to put some serious muscle mass. McGregor will face Rafael dos Anjos in the UFC 197...

Immunity Booster Cold Buster Smoothie from Redzovic Jiu-Jitsu

  Winter is coming and, especially with the cold and flu season, it’s important to know what we can do to keep a strong and balanced immune system to stay healthy and avoid infections. Check...

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...

An Inside Look At The 20,000 Calorie/ Day Diet of a Strongman Champion

  Training for strongman competition involves building overall strength in the gym, and training with competition implements to gain familiarity. In the gym it is necessary to train the entire...

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...

Bulletproof Coffee Done The Redzovic Jiu-Jitsu Way

  Bulletproof Coffee is, essentially, a hot coffee, plus two tablespoons of butter, plus a tablespoon of MCT oil (that’s medium chain triglyceride oil, which we’ll talk more about in...

8 Best Fat Burning Foods To Help 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...

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...