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Category Archive: Articles, Nutrition, Strength & Conditioning

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...

Do Grapplers Really Need Nutritional Supplements?

Photo by Tebezvonu. 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...

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...

Quick Fixes For Improving Your Weakest Link : Flexibility, Strength, Conditioning…

 Written for BJJEE.com by the awesome BJJ Athlete Strength & Conditioning – BredaS&C, Check out their facebook page   Armour, chain-mail a bulletproof vest. That’s what your...

Facts About Vegan Energy Diet For Fighters With Durable Strength

A vegan is someone who doesn’t consume anything that comes from an animal including dairy. This statement also differentiates a vegan from a vegetarian. Vegans are not considered to be healthy...

Game Changers: Benefits Of a Plant Based Diet For BJJ Athletes

It’s a common misconception that athletes cannot eat a plant-based diet, because it does not provide the protein they need. In fact, many world class athletes are vegetarians or vegans. Here are...

The Best Ways to Plan Nutrition for Combat Athletes

Nutrition for combat athletes can be challenging to plan. Today, we’ll make a simple, step-by-step nutrition plan for you to get started! Combat athletes go through one of the most rigorous...

Why Acai Is So Popular in The Jiu-Jitsu Community?

Acai (ah-sigh-ee) is known in Brazil as the most nutritious, energy providing fruit. It grows in the lush floodplains of the Amazon River. Acai is a Brazilian berry original from the Amazon Region...

How to Create the Ultimate Workout and Nutrition Plan

Do you want to achieve the body of your dreams? Here’s how to build a great workout and nutrition plan to help you achieve your goals. Wouldn’t it be great if losing weight and building...

How to Stabilize Blood Sugar by Lifting Weights

Resistance training causes your muscles to secrete a chemical that directly regulates your bodies blood sugar level by producing insulin. Find out more. Wondering how to stabilize blood sugar? ...