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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

Exercise for Combat Athletes Which Improve Endurance & Health

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 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...

Never Gas out Again: Sprint Interval Training on Treadmill

You can’t make it everyday to BJJ for scheduling reasons? With winter coming, try this cardio workout on treadmill: Interval Treadmill Sprints on the treadmill with Funk Roberts. Sprint...

Try These Special Strength Exercises For BJJ Performance

Yes, having great technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the most important skill you can have… However, it isn’t everything you need. Contrary to the popular opinion, you also need to...

Got Bad Knees from BJJ? Try This Warm Up Routine

Guest post by Bulletproof for BJJ. It’s common to carry an old ankle or knee injury in BJJ. While the injury itself may no longer be an issue, the affected joint often doesn’t feel as...

Benefits For Jiu-Jitsu of Rickson Gracie’s Movement Based Training

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...

Benefits of Ginastica Natural For Jiu-Jitsu

If you train Jiu-Jitsu, then you have most probably heard of or have seen some videos of your favorite fighters training Ginastica Natural. But how can you define this type of workout? Ginastica...

How To Strengthen Your Back Muscles For Grappling 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...

(Video) Animal Style Workout Variations for BJJ

Written by Joey Alvarado, creator of Kettle-Jitsu Animal style movement training seems to be pretty popular nowadays. Its hardly anything new. Animal style training can date back to the monks of the...

What Happens to your Jiu-Jitsu Performance When You Take Pre-Workouts, Energy Drinks & Stimulants

Every one of us likes to gain the edge when it comes to Jiu Jitsu. Some people get this edge by consuming a pre workout supplement (either in the form of stimulants, caffeine such as energy drinks,...

The Best Dumbbell Workouts 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...

2 Minute Body weight workout for BJJ

Kettle-Jitsu body weight flows are an excellent source of conditioning for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, fat loss and other combat sports. In my Kettle-JItsu system, I have what I call a body weight long...

Bas Rutten: “There’s No Such Thing As Having Enough Stamina”

What does your stamina look like? You should probably improve it… But how? There are all sorts of approaches to doing it and it can be rather difficult to pick just one option. That’s why...

The Best Lower Ab Workouts 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...

Power Comes From the Legs: Best Exercises To Strengthen Your Leg Muscles

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...

Marcos Tinoco’s 13 Solo Drills With Exercise Ball to Boost Your Endurance for BJJ

Stability ball training is a great supplement to Jiu-Jitsu training. You can work on your technique, balance, coordination as well as strength and conditioning. There are lots of cool drills that you...

How To Build Serious 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...

Rodolfo, Braulio, Buchecha & Leandro On Their Weight Lifting Routine for Jiu-Jitsu

We are all looking at getting better at BJJ. Some of us (I’m the first to admit) sometimes will think about doing other sports to improve their BJJ game.  In my opinion to get better at BJJ, you...

The Best Workouts For Strong Grappling Shoulders

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...

“How Positive Psychology Can Give New Life to the Way We Exercise”

You wake up at 5:45 a.m., the alarm blaring. Your first conscious thought is one of dread – your morning jog is minutes away, and in this moment pounding pavement isn’t nearly as appealing as...

A Complete Resistance Band Workout That Will Level Up Your Conditioning

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...

This Circuit Training Routine Will Help You Take Your BJJ Game To The Next Level

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...

Here’s What You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Taking Supplements

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...

Bodybuilding & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Can They Go Together?

So you want to do bodybuilding and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the same time. Sure, you may not want to take the „bodybuilding“ word too seriously, but the matter of fact stays the same: you want to...