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Category Archive: Strength & Conditioning

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....

Kettlebell Circuits 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...

10 Tips To Getting Bigger, Stronger & Faster Than Ever Before.

      Let’s face it, we all want to be bigger, stronger and faster than we already are. There is elevator for success, we all need to take the stairs. Here are tips on how to...

Tony Gonzalez, Marcus Buchecha’s Strength & Conditioning Coach Explains His Student’s Explosiveness

    If you’ve been watching Marcus Buchecha recent matches you have probably noticed his crazy explosiveness. His S&C coach Tony Gonzalez talks to BJJ Eastern Europe about how he...

Check That Ego At the Door: Workout Tips

    Before tackling a new workout regimen that is directed towards improving your grappling skills, you must eliminate your ego! For a real in depth look at doing just that Funk’s...

Judo Style Submission For BJJ Gi Based Grapplers

      Yes, yes, I know, this should be about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu…but it won’t hurt to have a Judo inspired submission in your arsenal! This specific setup is a wonderful tool to...

Exclusive Interview With Dr. Rhadi Ferguson, Judo Olympian & BJJ Black Belt Part 1

      Dr. Rhadi Bullard Ferguson is a Bahamian-American mixed martial arts trainer, strength and conditioning coach, motivational speaker, and black belt in judo and Brazilian...

Overlooked & Undervalued: The Importance of Grip Strength For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

      There are many things that get overlooked when it comes to being a good grappler.  One such thing is your grip strength. There are plenty of ways to go about working on it,...

Measuring Intensity In BJJ & Strength Training

    By Peter Lakatos -Strength coach for Carlson Gracie Hungary & StrongFirst Master instructor   In strength sports intensity means the % of your 1RM, and for this reason...

Words Of Wisdom from Steve Maxwell about: S&C for BJJ, Nutrition, and Overtraining.

    Steve Maxwell, world famous BJJ black belt and strength and conditioning coach of Saulo and Xande Ribeiro sat down with MMA fighter from Serbia, Mark Lajhner and discussed many issues...

Learn How To Develop Superior Grip Strength for BJJ From Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro

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. I personally work...

The Truth About Over-The-Counter Supplements For Muscle Gain

  If you’re serious about performance in BJJ, you should follow a serious strength program. Without a doubt, you can add muscle simply by eating right and lifting weights. However if you...

World Class Brown Belt Sebastian Brosche: “If you are into BJJ for the long run, then Yoga is your greatest tool to stay healthy and nimble, no matter how old you get.”

  Sebastian Brosche is one of the biggest European BJJ hopes. He is a brown belt in BJJ and second degree black belt in judo. He was raised in Northern Sweden and is currently living in in Oslo...

10 Of The Best Bodyweight Leg Exercises Plus Cardio

  Working out doesn’t have to cost anything and it can be done anywhere with bodyweight exercises. This type of workout uses your own bodyweight as the resistance. 1) Convenient and...

Grappling Chest Conditioning Circuit

Ken Primola showing us one of his grappling chest conditioning circuits:

Peter Lakatos, Strength Coach For Carlson Gracie Hungary, Gives Some Solid Strength Training Advice For BJJ Players

Peter Lakatos is a StrongFirst Girya Master Instructor with Pavel Tsatsouline, Expert 2 Krav Maga instructor with Eyal Yanilov, blue belt Brazilian jiu jitsu practicioner with Carlson Gracie Jr., and...

The Top 5 Five Stretches For BJJ

Five great stretches to open up the hips and thoracic spine to prep for BJJ practice, by BJJ black belt Dewey Nielson:

2 Very Common BJJ Conditioning Mistakes & How To Avoid Them

Great video from Jason from BJJ workouts Jason says: “Do you make these 2 BJJ Conditioning mistakes ? They’re very common, not only in BJJ Strength and Conditioning but also Brazilian...

Romulo Barral’s Personal Trainer: “Rominho Has Reached a Limit Most Athletes Don’t Know EXist.”

This week, Romulo Barral’s very well known strength and conditioning coach, Leo Frincu, wrote a special blog post dedicated just to Rominho. In the post, Leo talks about why Romulo WILL reach all...

Grip Strength + Pulling Workout For BJJ

Grip strength is an important part of BJJ but often is not given as much training time as it deserves…Grips are the first point of contact with your partner and the person who gets the best...

French BJJ Champ Hugo Fevrier: “You Have To Work Your Grip. A Strong Grip Gives You Control Of The Fight.”

Interview on grip conditioning with Hugo Février, Black belt and founder of Tropa de Elite in Mandelieu. Also great insight from Bagetch, Purple belt. For English Subtitles, open in in youtube...

Strength & Conditioning Circuit In Preparation For IBJJF Europeans 2013

This is a nice S& C circuit that Boa Team from Monaco are doing in preparation for this year’s Europeans. Note that the exercises are all BJJ Specific:

How Bigger Muscles Will Slow You Down And Gas You Out In Jiu-Jitsu

By Guillaume Huni In my years training Jiu-Jitsu, I’ve experimented with different weight classes and was able to measure the impact of extra muscle mass on my Jiu-Jitsu performance. Many...

Top 4 Functional Conditioning Tools For BJJ

If you want to get better at Jiu-Jitsu you should do more Jiu-Jitsu. As Caio Terra said, technique is the most important. The mistake that a lot of people do when doing strength and Conditioning is...