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Category Archive: Articles, Health, Strength & Conditioning, Videos

How To Increase Flexibility & Make Your Guard Impassable

Most BJJ players tend to focus mainly on strength and conditioning rather than flexibility. Flexibility is so important in Jiu-Jitsu because it really makes all the vast number of techniques much...

Top BJJ Masters Give Great Advice on Making the Most of your Training

When people start to dedicate themselves to a new profession, studies, day to day activities or sport, they automatically imagine themselves on the day they are going to reach the top level in it. In...

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...

Jocko Willink Details His Weekly Strength & Jiu-Jitsu Training Regimen

Echo Charles & Jocko Willink are the hosts of the ultra popular Jocko podcast. Both of them are BJJ black belts and train with Dean Lister and Jeff Glover at Victory MMA. From September of 1990...

Which Exercises Will Help Improve Your BJJ The Most?

If you’re like most BJJ/Grappling practitioners, you’re probably looking for new ways to get an edge and get your BJJ game to the next level. In order to improve, nothing compares to getting...

How Heavy Do You Need To Lift To Be Strong for BJJ?

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. How will you love to describe yourself? As a grappler? or as a strength trainer? If...

Best Stretches for Grappling Flexibility

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...

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...

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...

Strength Training for BJJ: These Are The Only Exercises You’ll Need

Getting better in BJJ is a never-ending journey, one that consists out of many steps along the way. These steps, however, are not just the numerous techniques and principles that are directly...

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...

Inside Look Into Teddy Riner’s Work out Routine That Makes Him Unbeatable

International Judo Federation has long harbored disdain for MMA but they’ve recently made it public that even though the whole world was gearing to watch McGregor – Mayweather their very...

Everybody Makes These 3 Jiu-Jitsu Warm Up Mistakes

A warm up generally consists of a gradual increase in intensity in physical activity (a “pulse raiser”), joint mobility exercise, and stretching, followed by the activity. Warming up brings the...

How Does An Increase In 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...

What Affects Endurance in Grappling Sports

Photo: by Nec Bezmma Nomen. Written for BJJEE by Vladimir Popovic, black belt judo, black belt bjj, master degree in sport science and exercise. Strength and condition coach, specialty – martial...

What Affects Your Cardio During Competition?

Photos by Nec Bezmma Nomen Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. Endurance for...

Getting Bigger & Stronger: The Right Way To Move Up A Weight Class In Jiu-Jitsu

In Jiu-Jitsu most of us want to go down in weight to make the weight class below. Putting on quality muscle to go up a weight class is a tricky issue but can be achieved with the right weight...

The Secret of the Ottoman Army: Turkish Get Ups

  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,...

10 Different Animal Walk Exercises For BJJ Warm Up & Conditioning

  A video illustrating many different animals walks and animal drills for strength, conditioning and overall movement coordination and capacity.     More animal drills:

How To Efficiently Warm Up For BJJ

Photo: Marko Stupar 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 an instructor...

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...

Roger Gracie Changed Strength Training Method as It Negatively Affected His BJJ & Recovery

Roger Gracie widely recognized as the greatest BJJ practitioner of all time (GOAT). In fact Gracie is so dominant that last year he was able to submit 10x World Champion Marcos ‘Buchecha’...

How To Drastically Improve Your Cardio For BJJ By Firas Zahabi

„How do I improve my cardio for BJJ?“ This is one of those questions that are often given a generic answer: „Just spend more time on the mats.“ But there has got to be more to it,...

Complete Guide To Judo & BJJ Strength, Conditioning, Flexibility, Mental etc…

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 title, and...