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Category Archive: Articles, Health, Strength & Conditioning

What Affects Your Cardio During Competition?

Photos by Nec Bezmma Nomen Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram. Endurance for...

The Secret of the Ottoman Army: Turkish Get Ups

  Written by Emre Bardakci a specialist in Biomechanics. Emre is a black belt in Judo, blue belt in BJJ and has spent over 12 years in Turkey training with Turkish Wrestlers, Judokas,...

10 Different Animal Walk Exercises For BJJ Warm Up & Conditioning

  A video illustrating many different animals walks and animal drills for strength, conditioning and overall movement coordination and capacity.     More animal drills:

How To Efficiently Warm Up For BJJ

Photo: Marko Stupar Guest post by Daniel Vaughan UCLA undergraduate, judo brown belt under Mike Verdugo and BJJ GF Team black belt under Master Julio Cesar Pereira. Daniel is an instructor...

Quick Fixes For Improving Your Weakest Link : Flexibility, Strength, Conditioning…

 Written for BJJEE.com by the awesome BJJ Athlete Strength & Conditioning – BredaS&C, Check out their facebook page   Armour, chain-mail a bulletproof vest. That’s what your...

Roger Gracie Changed Strength Training Method as It Negatively Affected His BJJ & Recovery

Roger Gracie widely recognized as the greatest BJJ practitioner of all time (GOAT). In fact Gracie is so dominant that last year he was able to submit 10x World Champion Marcos ‘Buchecha’...

How To Drastically Improve Your Cardio For BJJ By Firas Zahabi

„How do I improve my cardio for BJJ?“ This is one of those questions that are often given a generic answer: „Just spend more time on the mats.“ But there has got to be more to it,...

Complete Guide To Judo & BJJ Strength, Conditioning, Flexibility, Mental etc…

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 title, and...

8 Best BJJ Flexibility Exercises

Photo: Emma Pursey. A Sport like BJJ demands a high degree of flexibility to perform a wide range of techniques, both defensive and offensive. And, if you are just starting then stretching can be...

How Grapplers Should Approach Strength and Conditioning

Unlike the striking arts such as boxing, kick boxing or Muay Thai where practitioners exert a direct force over their opponents to score a knockout, the grappling arts are more about manipulating...

How Champions Train: Team Atos Specific Strength & Conditioning Training for BJJ

Looking for some new ideas to add to your strength and conditioning routine for BJJ? Check out these specific functional strength and conditioning training for BJJ with or without Gi from the world...

What Happens When a BJJ Competitor Invests in a Professional Strength & Conditioning Program

Case study: Eiður Sigurðsson, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and a purple belt under Gunnar Nelson. Eiður came to me a good year ago, for rehabilitation and strength conditioning. He had decided...

Quick Tips for the Big Three Lifts For BJJ

Guest post by Will Safford, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao in San Diego, CA.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes occasionally in...

How To Actively Recover From An Injury

  Unfortunately, for athletes, injuries are inevitabilities and this is true also for people training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When a major injury like an Achilles Tendon Rupture strikes, it may...

BJJ Isometric Strength Training: Fastest & Easiest Way to Strength Train for BJJ

    Written by John Connors, BJJ black belt and head instructor at Connors Mixed Martial Arts .    BJJ Isometric Strength Training Program (BIST) So many of my brand new students...

A Grappler’s Guide to Losing Weight Without Losing (Too Much) Muscle

  This article will examine the smart way to go down in weight without it affecting your muscle mass. Losing fat without losing muscle is difficult to do but can be achieved if done properly....

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...

3 Time-Proven Strategies For Never Getting Injured in BJJ

No matter if you are a total beginner or a seasoned BJJ veteran, and no matter if you are in your early 20’s or in your late 50’s – the right time to get going with injury prevention is...

5 Biggest Strength & Conditioning Mistakes Grapplers Make

Written by Jason C. Brown, a BJJ player and strength and conditioning coach. Be sure to check out his website  BJJWorkouts.com   Getting the most out of your BJJ workouts involves making some...

Plate Workout for Grappling Strength

You really don’t need any fancy equipment to give yourself a big gas tank & monster strength on the BJJ mats. Using simple exercises with little equipment that make you work the entire body are...

4 Hip Stretches That Your BJJ Hips Are Craving For

Most Grapplers will mainly focus on improving strength and conditioning rather than flexibility. What they fail to realize is that flexibility is extremely important in grappling arts because it...

Jocko Willink: ‘Crossfit is to Fitness What The Gracie Family is To Martial Arts’

Crossfit is it’s own demanding sport, requiring a person to be well versed in strength, speed, and endurance in a countless variety of variations and events. A nice amount of grapplers are finding...

Science of Soreness: What Causes Sore Muscles After Workout Sessions?

Anyone that has ever exercised knows the feeling of sore muscles after workout sessions. Learn why sore muscles happen and how to cope with it. Dread working out because of sore muscles? Knowing why...

The Turkish Get Up: Maybe The Best Exercise For Grapplers

“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...