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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

The Best Exercise for Grappling Grip Strength – Rope Climbing

Whether you are a beginner in BJJ or an advanced grappler, you probably want more grip strength. Among the many physical attributes necessary to be successful in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and grappling,...

4 Unique Therapies to Help You Recover Quickly

As an athlete, you know how important recovery is for muscles and joints.  You may have heard of typical ways you can recover, like rest and physical therapy, but plenty of other methods and...

5 Ways to Overcome Demotivation in Exercise

If your plans to get into shape this year have suffered a setback, you’re far from alone. The novelty has had enough time to die down, and now it feels like just another obligation.   That’s why...

BJJ Athletes: This Exercise Will Help Your Lower Back Pain

Staying injury-free in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu isn’t an easy task. More likely than not, you’ll hear a “pop” here and there – but the goal is to reduce the number of these pops and their...

Calisthenics Full-Body Workouts That Grapplers Can Perform At Home

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...

Should You Combine Cardio and Strength Training?

Should You Combine Cardio and Strength Training? As clichéd as it might sound, you have to build a summer body in winter so you can have a stress-free summer. Winter is also the time when you tend...

Roger Gracie Had To Change his 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’...

3 Stretches Every BJJ Athlete Should Do Every Single Day

Be it a martial artist or an athlete, you need to be flexible if only to avoid the type of injuries that result from stiff muscles and creaky bones. If you are a BJJ practitioner, improved...

Yoga Can Change Your Jiu-Jitsu – Start Doing It Today

Becoming really good in Jiu-Jitsu has got more to do than with “just” rolling and drilling as often as possible… It’s also about becoming mobile and injury-free enough so that...

JT Torres: “Don’t Skip Stretching After Jiu-Jitsu Training”

JT Torres is one of the most accomplished lightweight BJJ athletes of his generation, who’s won ADCC and IBJJF titles. He’s also an owner and a head coach at his Essential BJJ academy;...

How To Improve Your Flexibility Through 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...

Rope Climbing: JT Torres’ “Secret” To Insane Grip Strength

Jonathan “JT” Torres  – a 2x ADCC and an IBJJF World Champion, as well as the owner of the Essential Jiu-Jitsu academy – is, among other things, known for his exceptional...

BJJ Black Belt Echo Charles Details his Workout Program for Jiu-Jitsu

So you want to introduce strength training into your BJJ routine? Fair enough – and good choice on your behalf, as becoming stronger will both turn you into a better Jiujiteiro and make you more...

Tips on a full relaxation after a hard training

After every training, we feel exhausted and feel how energy leaves our bodies. It is because after hard physical exercises our muscular system feels biochemical stress, which results in pain in the...

Building Stronger Legs For Jiu-Jitsu with Kettlebells

Many athletes focus more on strengthening their upper body instead of focusing on their lower body. While strong shoulders, arms, chest and core are very important in Jiu-Jitsu, a strong base which...

Low-Impact Exercises And Activities For Grapplers To Do on Rest Days

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...

Keep Your Knees Healthy For BJJ – With These Wall Mobility Drills

Do you want to be able to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long time? And would you like to do it without aching and being in pain? If your answer is “yes”, then it’s about time...

6 Simple 5-Minute Daily Workouts To Complement Your Martial Arts 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...

Jocko Willink on Crossfit: ‘It 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...

A Simple & Effective Push-Up Routine For Grapplers

Image Credits: Phil Daru You don’t need expensive gym equipment to get in shape. Nor do you need it to achieve better strength, endurance, and mobility for grappling… Sometimes all you...

What is better for BJJ/MMA Explosiveness, Sprinting or Long Distance Running?

A right timed explosive burst in a fight can sometimes make a big difference between winning or losing. Can you become explosive like Tyrone Woodley or Anthony Johnson? And what is better for MMA,...

Constantly Sore Muscles After Jiu-Jitsu? Here’s What You Can Do

So, your muscles hurt, don’t they? Of course they’re sore, after you decided to put into action that 3 and a half hours per day, 6 days per week BJJ training schedule… Even though...

Benefits Of Running For Martial Artists & Best Way To Run Better

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...

These 3 Deadlift Variations Are The Best For BJJ Athletes

The deadlift is, arguably, the best exercise you should be doing in the weight room. When performed properly, it not only makes your legs and back stronger – but it also improves your posture,...