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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

Building Grappling Strength Through Rope Climbing

Establishing good grips in BJJ and Judo is so important as very often when you dominate the grip battle and establish your dominant grips you can control and dominate your opponent.  Many top BJJ...

BJJ Isometric Strength Training: Fastest & Easiest Way to Strength Train for BJJ

    Written by John Connors, BJJ black belt and head instructor at Connors Mixed Martial Arts .    BJJ Isometric Strength Training Program (BIST) So many of my brand new students...

A Guide To Rope Jumping For Combat Athletes

Guest post by Mark Lajhner, founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. He is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), BJJ purple belt and multiple medallist in...

What is The Best Yoga Posture for BJJ Players?

  Why should a grappler incorporate Yoga into his or her training regiment and which are the greatest benefits ? Lesser injuries. Better breathing [huge!] Better use of energy, so you can spar...

9 Exercises That Will Make You Stronger for Grappling Sports

There are dozens of such exercises and in this article we will have a look at nine such exercises which perhaps could be the right answer to burn excess fat and more importantly build strong and lean...

How To Become Stronger For Grappling When You Have Limited Time

How will you love to describe yourself? As a grappler? or as a strength trainer? If you contrive to be successful on the mat you better figure it out here fairly promptly. There are lots of basic...

How To Actively Recover From An Injury

  Unfortunately, for athletes, injuries are inevitabilities and this is true also for people training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When a major injury like an Achilles Tendon Rupture strikes, it may...

Marcelo Garcia is the Exception: Why 99% Of Top BJJ Athletes Strength Train

  Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes...

Quick Tips for the Big Three Lifts For BJJ

Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes occasionally in...

5 Essential Strength & Conditioning Principles For Grapplers

  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 purple belt...

How to Build a Powerful Back for Grappling

    Written by Jason C. Brown of  BJJWorkouts.com A strong back is essential for your BJJ performance and injury reduction. The quality of your BJJ is directly related to the quality of...

A Great Trick That Helps with Recovery For Grapplers

  Written by Emre Bardakci a specialist in Biomechanics. Emre is a black belt in Judo, blue belt in BJJ and has spent over 12 years in Turkey training with Turkish Wrestlers, Judokas,...

Everything You Need To Know About Combat Sports Strength & Conditioning, Sport Science

Guest post by Mark Lajhner founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy  and of mmacoach.net. Mark is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), Wrestler, BJJ purple belt, MMA coach...

Beach Bodyweight Workout For Grapplers

Guest post from BJJ and MMA athlete Andy Tiet who goes through an awesome BJJ and MMA beach workout. Training in the sand or at the beach can hep improve agility, balance, power, muscle gains and...

Don’t Fear Foot Locks: How To Strengthen & Improve Mobility for Ankles

  Having strong ankles is important for any athlete as it’s the base that will help you have balance. Every time you are attempting a takedown, passing someone’s guard or bridging,...

Tom Davey: ‘How I Gained 20Lbs Of Lean Body Mass In 2 months’

Guest post by Tom Davey Hi, guys – this is a BJJ related topic. I am talking about strength and conditioning. My conditioning has been really good – I’ve never been overly concerned...

Some Exercises to Improve Your Takedowns and Top Game

  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and an intensely physically challenging combat sport that combines techniques used in judo and Japanese jujutsu. It is a combination of standup and...

Judo Olympian On Keeping Fit After Lifetime of Overtraining

  Guest post by Neil Adams MBE, an English judoka who won numerous Olympic and World Championship medals in judo representing Great Britain. Adams was the first British male to win a World...

Watch: World Class BJJ & Judo Champions Deadlifting

  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,...

Exercise Specialist Not Impressed with Andre Galvao’s Weight Lifting Form

Height: 1.74 m (5′ 9″) Weight: Meio Pesado- Pesado (88 kg – 205lbs)   Andre Galvao is one of the greatest competitors in bjj maybe ever. He has 4x World Championships, 8xPan American...

How to Build Olympic Winning Lower Legs

Building Olympic-winning lower legs is the dream of many athletes and people who wish to look great and stay fit. However, if you have tried to build bigger calf muscles for greater athletic strength...

How Strong Can Bodyweight Exercises Make You for Grappling?

Generally, yes you can get stronger just by doing bodyweight exercises at home. Kron Gracie is one of the advocates of calisthenics and we all know his results. If you are planning on starting a...

7 Best BJJ Specific Kettlebell Exercises

    Written by Joey Alvarado, creator of Kettle-Jitsu   7 BJJ/MMA Specific Kettlebell Exercises For core/hip strength I’ve seen quite a few articles out there on this topic. But...

Tabata Intervals – The Most Efficient Cardio for Combat Sports

“If you are tired you’re not strong, if you are tired you’re not fast, if you’re tired you don’t have good technique, and if you’re tired you’re not even smart” Dan Inosanto. In...