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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning, Videos

The Key To Khamzat Chimaev’s Success: Training Highlights 2020

Khamzat Chimaev has made quite an impression on former UFC champion Daniel Cormier. Chimaev is surging at a rapid rate. After easily winning his first two UFC fights with just 10 days apart, the...

The Best Conditioning for BJJ: Roll More? Circuits, Swimming, Running?

When it comes to improving your BJJ conditioning, should you just roll more? Do more circuits? Do long distance running? Go swimming? There are so many options used in Conditioning for BJJ, so how...

Tips For Using Running As Conditioning For BJJ

Brazilian jiu-jitsu(BJJ) is a complex martial art that focuses primarily on grappling, rolling, and fighting on the ground. Some people use BJJ training and conditioning as a way to get into shape....

Jon Jones Going Through Intense Deadlift & Squat Training To Bulk Up To Heavyweight

The three main powerlifting exercises that are beneficial for BJJ players are Deadlifts, Benchpress and Squats. It is also advisable to use more specialized exercises like pull ups, presses, rows to...

How Bodybuilding Type Training Won’t Help Your BJJ Game

  Source: Rich Mejias for BJJ.org Does your routine look a little like this? Monday:         Chest and Triceps Tuesday:        Back and Biceps Wednesday:   OFF Thursday:      Legs...

Submission Strength for BJJ: Strength and Conditioning Secrets Revealed

The old saying goes, there’s a thousand ways to skin a cat. We can defiantly see this in the world of strength in conditioning for combat sport athletes. Just go ahead and pop in google “MMA...

Keenan Cornelius Explains Why He Prefers Slow Lifting to Olympic Lifts For BJJ

Getting the most out of your BJJ workouts involves making some decisions. Problem is, when making decisions it’s very easy to choose the wrong path or maybe the longer path to where you want to be....

A Beginner’s Guide To Tabata Workouts

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...

4 Treadmill Exercises That Build Muscle and Make You Sweat

Are you trying to lose weight, stay healthy, and get toned? Treadmills are a great way to reach these goals! If you frequently use a treadmill but wonder if you could use it to do more than get your...

The Burpee: The # 1 Conditioning Workout for Grapplers

Photo: Marko Stupar at Kimura BJJ Serbia. Guest post by Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ GF Team black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Daniel is...

Here’s How To Perfect Your Push-Ups

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...

Bulletproof Your Knees with The Kettlebell Swing: Best Leg Workout Exercise

Some exercises need little introduction, and the same can be said for the Kettlebell Swing. It is one of the best BJJ-specific exercises that you can do; one that will improve your hip strength and...

Travis Strevens’ 3x a Week Lifting Program Which Will Make You A Better Grappler

Travis Stevens is probably the hardest working judoka around… Travis Stevens aka ‘The Judo Silencer’ is a judoka from the United States who in 2016 achieved a silver medal in the Rio Olympics....

Elite Wrestlers Workout: Agility, Explosiveness, and Muscular Endurance

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. Here are some ideas for increasing muscular endurance while maintaining agility and...

Just How Much Strength Training Do You Need For BJJ?

Just how much strength training do you really need for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? One school of thought advocates virtually no strength training at all, where this modality of training is seen as something...

The Best Full Ab Exercises For Visible Results

Stop wasting your time on ab workouts that show little to no results. Try adding these full ab exercises to your workout routine for visible results! Hoping to work out? Are you tired of looking in...

A Step by Step Guide to Swissball Core Training

Written by Pawel Kaczynski. Be sure to check out his website for more great content about BJJ and strength and conditioning: http://pawelkaczynski.com/ Core exercises are an essential element of...

Technique Aside, BJJ Practitioners Are Terrible Athletes

Been working much on your techniques lately? And so you should, great job! After all, technique is king in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, it’s what your training time on the mats mostly consists of; so...

Squat Everyday: 50 Reasons to Do 50 Squats a Day

Hello! Wake up and take note of the benefits of why you should squat everyday. If you don’t know why, we’ve provided 50 good reasons. Did you know that only a small percentage of...

Firas Zahabi on How Your VO2 Max Determines Which Conditioning Workout You Should do for BJJ/MMA

Gsp’s coach Firas Zahabi talks to JustTheGiTopPodcast about how measuring an athlete’s VO2 Max is important in determining what type of conditioning and endurance workout to do. VO2 max...

How to Deadlift and Avoid Back Pain If You Train BJJ

Why Deadlifts for BJJ athletes? Deadlifts are arguably the exercise with the biggest ‘Bang For Your Buck’ and translates the best for jiu-jitsu in terms of functional strength. It radically...

8 Basic Rules For Building Muscle

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 Best Exercises for Grip Strength for Grapplers

Why is Grip Training Important: Grip training is where it all starts, going back to the fundamentals. The first point of contact in any fight is the grip. How can you win a fight if you can’t hold...

Sports Scientists On How Weight Training Is key In Preventing & Rehabbing Injuries In Contact Sports

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a multidimensional sport. The activity demands a high level of strength, power, endurance, and flexibility. This has led to a rise in certain training practices by many...