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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

Andrew Wiltse: “Rolling Isn’t Enough For Conditioning”

How good is your conditioning on the mats? Do you find yourself gassing out too quickly… Or do you think that you still haven’t reached your peak when it comes to cardio? If that’s...

Why You Should Add The Agility Ladder To Your Martial Arts Training

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 Best Exercises For A Complete Upper Body Workout For Martial Artists

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...

You’re An Out Of Shape BJJ White Belt? Do These 2 Things

Starting with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is tough. You get to the class and everyone else is better than you are… Heck, even those other white belts who’ve been training for just 2 or 3 months...

Want To Lift Weights For BJJ? Try Doing This

Lifting weights and training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… They go together like bread and butter. And no, don’t listen to those cynical training partners! Being “really strong” in a roll is a great...

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...

This Is What Strength Training With Romulo Barral Looks Like

Romulo Barral is one of the most elite grapplers that the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has ever seen. Once an ADCC and a 6x IBJJF world champion, he’s now retired and is one of the top-ranking...

Improve Your Agility For Martial Arts With These Exercises

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...

Squat Variations To Build Lower Body Strength in Martial Arts

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...

Realistic Ways for Staying Injury-Free in Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Will Safford C.S.C.S a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao at Atos Jiu Jitsu.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes...

How Should Your BJJ Conditioning Training Look Like?

“If you want to get in better shape for Jiu-Jitsu, just do more Jiu-Jitsu bro!” Well… That’s both correct and incorrect at the same time. For, BJJ is the best way to get in...

BJJ Hobbyists Should NOT Make The Mistake of Strength Training Like Professional Athletes

Training for BJJ athletes depends, in large part, upon their goals. Meaning, it’s obvious that someone who trains Jiu Jitsu as a hobbyist doesn’t need to train twice per day, 6 days per...

These Are The Best Back Training Exercises For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Turning up in class as often as you can, paying attention, drilling as perfectly as possible, and rolling with the aim of learning (not winning)… These will get you far in your pursuit of...

A Beginner’s Guide to Working Out

We all know that regular exercise is paramount for optimum health. Helping you to feel good mentally and physically, the positive impacts of working out do not take long to kick in.  Even if...

What Are Plyometric Exercises And How Do They Benefit Grapplers?

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...

Which Are The Best Free Weight Exercises For Grapplers?

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...

Top Plyometric Bodyweight Exercises for Combat Athletes

Plyometric training is one of the best ways to improve your cardio and explosiveness for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. An additional bonus to it is that you don’t need a lot of equipment to have a good...

How Should Strength Training Look Like for BJJ Practitioners?

So you want to introduce strength training into your BJJ routine? Fair enough – and good choice on your behalf, as becoming stronger will both turn you into a better Jiujiteiro and make you more...

The Gorilla Row: An Upper Body Exercise For Better Guard Passing

The matter of the fact is: if you want to get better in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then you have to work out as well! Doing techniques is most important… But adding in those gym sessions will give...

These Are The Best Leg Training Exercises for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Let’s face it – you might love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but you still want to have strong and well-built legs. And why not! Having strong, explosive, and endurable legs is a MUST for any BJJ...

What Is Cardiovascular Endurance And How to Improve It

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 Exercises That Will Help You Build Upper-Body Strength

Maybe you’re on the smaller side and want to increase your muscle size and build additional muscle mass. You might have tried out a few exercises already, but you want to try some new ones. If...

Stay Injury-Free In BJJ With These Prehab & Injury Prevention Exercises

Staying injury-free in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t an easy task. More likely than not, you’ll hear a “pop” here and there – but the goal is to reduce the number of these...

Cross-Training: What Is It And Why Do You Need It?

Regardless of what sport or activity you enjoy, you will want to be sure that you get the most fun possible from it. When it comes to physical activities like kayaking, swimming, surfing, running,...