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Category Archive: Articles, Featured, Strength & Conditioning

Mistakes to Avoid When Training BJJ and Crossfit Together

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Crossfit is it’s own demanding sport, requiring a person to be well...

3 Time-Proven Strategies For Never Getting Injured in BJJ

No matter if you are a total beginner or a seasoned BJJ veteran, and no matter if you are in your early 20’s or in your late 50’s – the right time to get going with injury prevention is...

5 Biggest Strength & Conditioning Mistakes Grapplers Make

Written by Jason C. Brown, a BJJ player and strength and conditioning coach. Be sure to check out his website  BJJWorkouts.com   Getting the most out of your BJJ workouts involves making some...

Plate Workout for Grappling Strength

You really don’t need any fancy equipment to give yourself a big gas tank & monster strength on the BJJ mats. Using simple exercises with little equipment that make you work the entire body are...

4 Hip Stretches That Your BJJ Hips Are Craving For

Most Grapplers will mainly focus on improving strength and conditioning rather than flexibility. What they fail to realize is that flexibility is extremely important in grappling arts because it...

Jocko Willink: ‘Crossfit is to Fitness What The Gracie Family is To Martial Arts’

Crossfit is it’s own demanding sport, requiring a person to be well versed in strength, speed, and endurance in a countless variety of variations and events. A nice amount of grapplers are finding...

Science of Soreness: What Causes Sore Muscles After Workout Sessions?

Anyone that has ever exercised knows the feeling of sore muscles after workout sessions. Learn why sore muscles happen and how to cope with it. Dread working out because of sore muscles? Knowing why...

The Turkish Get Up: Maybe The Best Exercise For Grapplers

“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...

One Simple Exercise To Improve Posture and Decrease Injuries For BJJ

This technique is one that can be performed anywhere. Its simple, quick, and if done correctly can help balance out the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back to improve posture and muscle...

3 Essential Push Ups For Explosive Power in Jiu-Jitsu

  Being in peak physical condition in BJJ is always an advantage, whether you train for recreational purposes or competition. For ONE Superstar Mark Striegl, strength and conditioning is the...

The Best Ways to Build Strength for Optimal BJJ Moves

Those that participate in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu don’t do it as a simple pastime, or exercise regime. Jiu-jitsu wrestlers have a passion and determination for the sport and an energy that keeps...

Does Stretching Reduce Injury?

When it comes to a warm up stretching routine, most people don’t actually do either before they exercise at all, whilst puts them at a much higher risk. However, there are also multiple benefits...

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...

Stretching Before a Workout or After? Benefits of Doing Both

Exercise and physical fitness in general should not be taken for granted and they most certainly should not be taken lightly either. Exercise, sports, fitness, and physical activity in general,...

Judo Olympian Travis Steven’s Ankle Pick For BJJ

  It’s impossible for any serious BJJ practitioner to have too many throws in his/her arsenal. That’s because you might have a hard time getting some opponents down with certain techniques,...

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...

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...

5 Valuable Types of Powerful Deadlift Exercises For Grapplers

There are many different types of deadlifts and I will be going over just a few of them. The purpose of this post is to share with you what I have learned and which type of deadlifts is suitable for...

Debunking Common Misconceptions About Strength Training For BJJ

Guest post by Andrew Lewis of blackmetalbarbellstrength.com There are several factors that determine the success (ability to submit and not be submitted) of the jiujitsu practitioner: technique,...

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...

Bulletproof For BJJ: Get Strong, Mobile & Injury Proof For BJJ

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a multidimensional sport. The activity demands a high level of strength, power, endurance, and flexibility. This has led to a rise in certain training practices by many...

(Watch) Rubber Band Training/Drilling for BJJ & Judo

Practicing Uchikomi (Judo throw drills) improves throwing skills. Rubber band uchikomi: Rubber band uchikomi is a real simple way to improve your muscle memory for throws. All you need is a rubber...

Mistakes to Avoid When Training BJJ and Crossfit Together

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter Cascao Vital. He runs Cascao Evolution BJJ out of Las Vegas nv. Crossfit is it’s own demanding sport, requiring a person to be well...

“Strength fixes everything”: 8 Strength Training Rules For Jiu-Jitsu

Written by Peter Lakatos for BJJ Eastern Europe, Master SFG Instructor and creator of Primal Move . Strength coach for Carlson Gracie Team Hungary. “Strength fixes everything.” -Mark Reifkind...