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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

Turkish Get Ups: The Secret of the Ottoman Army

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,...

Prevent Frequent BJJ Shoulder Injuries With This Routine

What’s versatile is fragile. And the glenohumeral joint or shoulder is very versatile. Small wonder that many grapplers have problems with it: wrestlers, BJJ and especially Judo players. So it pays...

The Right Stretching To Improve BJJ Guard Retention

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a whole body sport, and for this reason the entire body deserves to be stretched. The most important areas to be stretched for optimal flexibility, smoother moves, and better...

Get A (Real) Grip: 5 Best Ways To Improve Your Grip For Jiu-Jitsu

Written for BJJ Eastern Europe by BJJ Athlete Strength & Conditioning – BredaS&C , please ‘LIKE’ and check out their excellent Facebook page.   “Technique conquers...

Get it Right Once & For All: The Facts on REAL Strength For Grappling Athletes

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...

Get You Cardio Up for Jiu-Jitsu: HIIT Stairs Sprint Training

Stair and hill sprints are a great way to mimic a Jiu-Jitsu competition match at 100% intensity. This article highlights the benefits. If you want to get into shape fast, burn fat, and build muscle...

Dr Patrick Roth: ‘Kettlebells An Ideal Tool For Treating Back Pain’

Dr. Patrick Roth is a neurosurgeon practicing in New Jersey. He is the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and the Director of the Hackensack...

New Scientific Evidence Points To Static Stretching Causing Strength Loss

Much can be said about the benefits of stretching – there are at least a couple reasons to do it!  And sure there’s been scientific evidence that stretching reduces the level of...

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 occasionally in...

Boxing Jump Rope Guide For Beginners

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...

3 Effective Circuit Training Routines You Need To 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...

The Top 6 Exercises Andre Galvao Uses to Improve BJJ Performance

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...

How To Develop Elbow-Snapping Strength & Power in your Armbars

Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Follow him on instagram. Armbars are a complex movement that utilizes the...

4 BJJ Conditioning Secrets Every BJJ Player Should Know

Guest post by Jason C. Brown of  BJJWorkouts.com 4 BJJ Conditioning Secrets Every BJJ player should know. Here’s my list. There are really no secrets where BJJ Conditioning is concerned,but...

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...