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Category Archive: Articles, Health, Strength & Conditioning

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...

Squat Everyday: 50 Reasons to Do 50 Squats a Day

Hello! Wake up and take note of the benefits of why you should squat everyday. If you don’t know why, we’ve provided 50 good reasons. Did you know that only a small percentage of...

4 BJJ Conditioning Secrets Every BJJ Player Should Know

Photo: Marko Stupar Guest post by Jason C. Brown of  BJJWorkouts.com 4 BJJ Conditioning Secrets Every BJJ player should know. Here’s my list. There are really no secrets where BJJ Conditioning...

Want to be more explosive for BJJ? This little tip might help…

A right timed explosive burst in a fight can sometimes make a big difference between winning or losing. Almost anybody can be explosive. It really doesn’t take amazing athleticism. You just...

2 Ways To Do a BJJ Specific Bench Press

  What is the most common question you hear when you lift weights? “How much do you bench bro?” With everything that we hear about the benefits of deadlifting and squatting for grapplers, is...

BJJ Champion’s Powerlifting Garage Workout for Grappling

In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique is king. How else would a much smaller person beat a bigger person if it wasn’t for superior technique. Strength however frowned upon, is also important...

The Best At-Home Workouts for Grapplers

Keeping to a regular workout routine is vital to maintaining our bodies at peak performance. When we stop exercising for a long enough period of time, our bodies will quickly go into atrophy and lose...

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...

An Inside Look at a Judo Olympian’s Kettlebell Workout

Written by Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a 3rd Degree Black belt and a brown belt in...