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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning, Videos

Ultimate Kettlebell Workout for Grapplers (10 Minute HIIT Circuit)

Kettlebells are a fantastic training tool for grapplers because they work pretty much every single muscle in the body – just like grappling. Why grapplers should train with Kettlebells? 1. They...

Tom DeBlass & Saulo Ribeiro’s Easy Plate Workout For BJJ

You don’t need to have fancy equipment to build yourself an endless gas tank and strength on the Jiu Jitsu mats. Simple exercises and minimal equipment that work the whole body are more than...

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...

Great Deadlift Variation for BJJ (Easier on Lower Back)

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...

Georges St-Pierre’s Unique Training Routine & Diet

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St Pierre was one of the best conditioned athletes in MMA history. His training routine consisted of gymnastics for dynamic dexterity and coordination, Power...

2 Reasons Why Bodyweight Training is Better for BJJ

BJJ Weight Training is a topic that can be hotly debated. Some people don’t think you should any strength work for Jiu Jitsu. Although the debate that we always love is whether weight training...

6 Exercises To Improve Your BJJ

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

“BJJ Made My Lifts Weaker” : Balancing BJJ and Powerlifting

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique is king. How else would a much smaller person beat a bigger person if it wasn’t for superior technique. Strength however frowned upon, is also important...

How To Modify Wendler’s 5/3/1 Powerlifting Routine For Grapplers

Wendler 5/3/1 is a very popular powerlifting program that was developed by powerlifter and strength coach Jim Wendler. It’s relatively simple. You have four main barbell lifts: overhead press,...

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...

Benefits of Rickson Gracie’s Movement Based Training For Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...

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...

10 Bodyweight Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling Workouts

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...

How Champions Train: Team Atos Specific Strength & Conditioning Training for BJJ

Looking for some new ideas to add to your strength and conditioning routine for BJJ? Check out these specific functional strength and conditioning training for BJJ with or without Gi from the world...

Why Am I So Exhausted After BJJ & What To Do About It

So you always feel wiped out after Jiu Jitsu? Always sore the next day barely able to perform? In this article we will analyze some of the factors that cause you to be wiped out after Jiu Jitsu (both...

How Grapplers Should Approach Strength and Conditioning

Unlike the striking arts such as boxing, kick boxing or Muay Thai where practitioners exert a direct force over their opponents to score a knockout, the grappling arts are more about manipulating...

8 Best BJJ Flexibility Exercises

Photo: Emma Pursey. A Sport like BJJ demands a high degree of flexibility to perform a wide range of techniques, both defensive and offensive. And, if you are just starting then stretching can be...

The Ultimate Shoulder Stretch for BJJ Athletes

Stretching reduces Muscle Soreness It’s been scientifically proven that stretching after a practice reduces the level of discomfort and/or soreness on the next day twice as much as stretching...

What You Need To Lift At Home

Guest post by Andrew Lewis of blackmetalbarbellstrength.com  If you choose to forego the standard method of strength training in a commercial gym and decide to get a home gym, you’ll need...

What Happens When a BJJ Competitor Invests in a Professional Strength & Conditioning Program

Case study: Eiður Sigurðsson, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and a purple belt under Gunnar Nelson. Eiður came to me a good year ago, for rehabilitation and strength conditioning. He had decided...

Effects of Preworkouts, Energy Drinks & Stimulants on Jiu-Jitsu Performance

Every one of us likes to gain the edge when it comes to Jiu Jitsu. Some people get this edge by consuming a pre workout supplement (either in the form of stimulants, caffeine such as energy drinks,...

Worst Leg Exercise for Lower Back (NOT WHAT YOU THINK!)

The worst exercise for your low back is not squats or deadlifts. No, in fact if done properly I would argue that both of those leg exercises are capable of fortifying your lower back against...

Sports Institute Develops a 9 Week Peaking Strength & Power Program For BJJ, Wrestling, and Judo.

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. Mark Philippi, co-owner of Philippi Sports Institute (PSI), has released a...

How Big & 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...