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Category Archive: Articles, BJJ News, Strength & Conditioning

Firas Zahabi Explains How to Develop Insane Cardio for MMA & Jiu-Jitsu

In a detailed video posted on the Tristar Gym YouTube channel, renowned MMA coach Firas Zahabi shares his expert insights on developing exceptional cardio for mixed martial arts (MMA) and Jiu-Jitsu....

Olympic Judo Champion Satoshi Ishii Shares His Strength Training Routine

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

Muscle Strength Vs. Muscle Endurance: Which Is More Beneficial 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...

Joe Rogan: “Ice Bath BEFORE a Workout Majorly Increases Testosterone Levels”

Nowadays, the topic of increasing testosterone levels has become quite popular mainly because men tend to experience testosterone reduction as they age. This sex hormone is commonly present in males...

Modifying a Powerlifting Routine 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...

Jiu-Jitsu Fitness Fallacy: “I Don’t Do Weights, I Think Training with my Bodyweight is Better”

Written By Simon Hayes, BJJ black belt and instructor at Carlson Gracie London, UK. “I don’t do weights, i think training with my bodyweight is better” Do you think your body knows...

Jiu-Jitsu Fitness Fallacy: “Lifting Weights Makes You Slow”

Written By Simon Hayes, BJJ black belt and instructor at Carlson Gracie London, UK. This is my favourite. A real old school “i was once a contender” 1970’s bit of dialogue. In the...

Kettlebell Exercises Grapplers Can Do For A Complete, Full Body Workout

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...

Blue Belt Worked Out Like Gordon Ryan For 60 Days & Then Entered a Competition

In the span of about 18 months: Gordon Ryan Went From 163 Lbs To 232 Lbs & Back To 194 LBS & Transformed Himself From a Relatively Unknown Grappler To The Best No Gi Grappler On Earth,...

Develop Insane Jiu-Jitsu Strength with These 4 Lifts

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...

How To Become Stronger For Jiu-Jitsu 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...

These Are the Strongest Grapplers of All Time

Helio Gracie believed superior technique could overcome all other disadvantages but in an effort to be at the top of their game – these jiujiteros put some serious effort into strength and...

How To Train Like The GOAT: Gordon Ryan’s Workout And Training Routines

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...

Improve Your Mobility on the Jiu-Jitsu Mats With the Asian Squat

Mobility plays a huge role in your Brazilian jiu-jitsu game. Having flexible hips and moving freely will significantly benefit your standing and bottom game. In grappling, fighters who weigh more...

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

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...

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,...

Masahiko Kimura’s Insane Daily Training Routine

Masahiko Kimura)was a Japanese judoka who is widely considered one of the greatest judoka of all time. (5 ft 7in 170 cm; 85 kg, 187 lb) He was born on September 10, 1917 in Kumamoto, Japan. In...

Looking Into Japan Judo team’s Strength Routine (Sets & Reps included)

If Judo and Jiu Jitsu were a test of strength, we could just have a set of weights at the door – and a contest as you come in to see who is strongest, and then go home having never touched the...

How Strong Do You Need to be to Succeed in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

A question that often arises is how much strength and conditioning do you need to succeed in BJJ? While physical attributes can be an asset, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a skill-based martial art that...

The Best Kettlebell Circuit for BJJ Players

  “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...

I Hurt My Shoulder Training Jiu Jitsu! What to do?

In the realm of Jiu Jitsu, injuries pose a significant concern for practitioners, whether they are competitive athletes or simply enthusiasts. The prospect of being away from training for an extended...

ADHD and Workout: 5 Exercises to Manage Your Symptoms

Introduction Given how tricky the condition is, living with ADHD can be a difficult job for anyone. After all, it doesn’t let you concentrate on anything at all. Whether you are working on a...

Tips for Shedding Those Last Few Pounds: Exploring CoolSculpting and Other Effective Strategies

Losing weight can be a challenging journey, and sometimes, those last few stubborn pounds seem to cling on for dear life. Whether you’re on the brink of reaching your goal weight or just...

9 Bodyweight Exercises To Level Up Your Jiu-Jitsu

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...