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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

Try This Kettlebell Circuit for Grappling Endurance

“They say that strength doesn’t count, but it does. Maybe it wouldn’t make a difference if the opponent didn’t know anything. If the opponent knows something, then strength starts to...

Combine Kettlebells & Jiu-Jitsu, You Have Kettle-Jitsu

They call it Kettle-Jitsu. So what is it? It’s a workout that uses a kettlebell to specifically enhance strength and conditioning for BJJ. The movements and exercises even mimic some of the actual...

5 Post-Workout Mistakes Hurting Your Progress

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...

Try This Excellent Full Body Kettlebell Workout For Grapplers

Kettlebells have been around for over 100 years but unfortunately they are still being under utilized in gyms around the world. All grapplers should use kettlebells on a regular basis because they...

Assault Bike Training for Combat Sports Endurance

“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. We talk...

Oxygen Deficiency Training – How It Can Improve Your BJJ Conditioning

The COVID pandemic has changed a lot of things in everyday life, among them being the fact that you have to wear a mask wherever you go. This is true even for some of the BJJ academies in the world,...

5 Post-Exercise Rest And Recovery Techniques You Should Try

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...

BJJ Black Belt Shares His Effective Neck Strengthening Routine

When you start bjj you begin to notice how soft you were previously. This especially applies to the neck as most people in modern age spend a lot of the time working by a computer screen or staring...

6x BJJ World Champion’s Romulo Barral Strength Training Session

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. Many fighters are weak and don’t want to make commitment to strength training. We...

Here’s Why You Aren’t Losing Weight Even Though You’re Exercising

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...

5 Of The Best Active Recovery Exercises For Your Next Rest Day

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...

How Does An Increase In Muscle Mass & Bodyweight Affect Grappling Conditioning?

In order to become the best jiu-jiteiro you can be it’s not enough to just attend class day after day – you need to maximize strength, power, flexibility, balance and endurance! So...

Here’s How To Take Your Circuit Training Routine To The Next Level

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...

Bulking Tips For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletes, Don’t Make This Mistake

In order to become the best combat athlete whether in MMA or Grappling, it is never enough to just train once a day in your martial art. It is recommended that you maximize your power, strength,...

4 Cardio Exercises That Burn More Calories Than Running

Photo by Daria Kochetkova Photography. IG: Tebezvonu. 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...

4 Secrets To Losing Weight After 40

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...

Adapting 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,...

Will HIIT Workouts Help Out My Cardio for BJJ?

“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. „How...

Gilbert Burns Explains The Secret of His Huge Neck

When you start bjj you begin to notice how soft you were previously. This especially applies to the neck as most people in modern age spend a lot of the time working by a computer screen or staring...

The Best BJJ Specific Kettlebell Exercises

Written by Joey Alvarado, creator of Kettle-Jitsu For core/hip strength I’ve seen quite a few articles out there on this topic. But I’m not seeing anything new. Swings, snatches and cleans are...

5 Ab Exercises For BJJ & MMA

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...

When Is The Best Time Of Day To Exercise?

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...

Lower Back Pain? Here’s A Start Of The Solution For Every Grappler

Ah, the good ol’ friend of every Jiujiteiro – pain. If you’ve been training BJJ for a while, something is going to start hurting; whether it’s your shoulder, your elbow, your...

Here’s How Percussion Therapy Boosts Muscle Recovery And Ignites Athletic Performance

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...