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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

9 Exercises That Will Make You Stronger for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling

There are dozens of such exercises and in this article we will have a look at nine such exercises which perhaps could be the right answer to burn excess fat and more importantly build strong and lean...

5 Attributes You Need To Build To Become Better At BJJ

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 to Know If You’re Overtraining in The Gym (The Truth) by Coach Phil Daru

Regular exercise is related with many beneficial biological effects. Among them reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, colon cancer, breast cancer and others. But...

5 Easy Home Workouts For Beginners

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...

Doing These 3 Exercises Will Make Your Jiu Jitsu Strength Skyrocket

Yeah yeah, we know the story you’re about to tell us: „But BJJEE, I barely make it to my Jiu Jitsu classes, how am I supposed to make it to the gym as well?“ And while it could be argued...

5 Ab Exercises You Can Do At Home While On Lockdown

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...

Phil Daru’s BJJ Strength And Conditioning Workout With Gezary Matuda

Have you ever wondered how an „average“ workout of a top MMA and BJJ competitor looks like? Well, Phil Daru, one of the world’s most renowned strength and conditioning coaches – a head...

The Top 5 Strength & Conditioning Tools For Grappling

Written by Jason C. Brown, a BJJ player and strength and conditioning coach. Be sure to check out his website  BJJWorkouts.com   A lot of people suffer from paralysis by analysis, always...

BJJ & Yoga: The Perfect Combination?

Photo: Emma Pursey What do you do to supplement your grappling training? You can lift weights, run, go swimming, rock climbing and much more… If you want to take it one step further and also...

Yoga for BJJ: Gezary Matuda in Lockdown Home Yoga Flow

Most BJJ players tend to focus mainly on strength and conditioning rather than flexibility. Flexibility is so important in Jiu-Jitsu because it really makes all the vast number of techniques much...

Build Yourself A Perfect Home Gym Like Jocko Willink’s

So, you’ve decided to build your own home gym! You may be too busy to spend those 30 minutes on a car ride just to get to your „regular“ gym; or you may have always wanted to have a home...

Deadlifts Are Not For Everyone, Expert Says

Deadlifts are considered one of the most effective widespread ways of exercising, for most men. But for some, the lift is too cruel and painful. Deadlifting without huge amounts of pain may be...

Strength Training: Five Things You’re Doing Wrong

Guest post by Andrew Lewis of blackmetalbarbellstrength.com  If you’re doing any form of weight lifting to get stronger and more healthy, there’s a short list of things you’re...

So You’ve Decided To Get Stronger For Jiu-Jitsu. What Now?

Guest post by Andrew Lewis of blackmetalbarbellstrength.com  After understanding why strength is important and understanding that becoming strong is desirable, there is a difficult next step:...

3 Muscle Groups That BJJ Strengthens

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...

Build Yourself a Tremendous Core For BJJ With These 3 Fundamental Exercises

Development of core is an essential part of the physical attribute for every MMA and BJJ practitioner. Though, the unfortunate thing is that core training is often overlooked by most of the combat...

How to Build Yourself Olympic Winning Legs

Building Olympic-winning lower legs is the dream of many athletes and people who wish to look great and stay fit. However, if you have tried to build bigger calf muscles for greater athletic strength...

Some Exercises to Improve Your Takedowns and Top Game

  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and an intensely physically challenging combat sport that combines techniques used in judo and Japanese jujutsu. It is a combination of standup and...

12 Tips For Your Kettlebell Swing: The Ultimate BJJ-Specific Exercise

Some exercises need little introduction, and the same can be said for the Kettlebell Swing. It is one of the best BJJ-specific exercises that you can do; one that will improve your hip strength and...

Should Grapplers Be Doing More Body Weight or Free Weights Training?

Body conditioning is important for keeping up endurance levels, promoting a healthy cardiovascular system and toning up. But most importantly, it enhances performance on the mats. Hitting the gym...

Everything You Need To Know About Combat Sports Strength & Conditioning, Sport Science

Guest post by Mark Lajhner founder and chief instructor of Kaizen MMA Academy  and of mmacoach.net. Mark is a Judo black belt (Serbian national team member), Wrestler, BJJ purple belt, MMA coach...

The Truth About Stretching. Will it help Your Jiu-Jitsu?

Admit it.  You don’t actually stretch enough.   Improved athletic performance – You may not realise this, but stretching before you work out can actually greatly improve your athletic...

Stretching Before Or After a Workout? 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,...

These Are The 6 Best Core Exercises For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Athletes

If you want to be the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu athlete you can be, then you need a strong and stable core! If you neglect working on it, you might not reach your maximum BJJ potential; but you could...