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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

So You’ve Decided To Get Stronger. 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:...

Old School Jiu-Jitsu Workout Routine

  There are benefits to all bodyweight exercises for fighters, yet some are more beneficial than others when it comes to developing the strength and conditioning attributes needed to be an all...

3 Simple Fixes To Improve Your Cardio For BJJ

    Endurance is the most important physical attribute you can possess, and there’s nothing worse than gassing out on the mat.  BJJ black belt Stephen Kesting of the excellent website...

Watch: Marcus Buchecha’s Bodyweight Workout

  Here’s the workout: 20 Seconds each exercise Forward/back squat Donkey kicks Low prisoner jacks (Repeat 4 rounds)  

Build Stronger BJJ Grips with Farmers Walk

  Written by BJJ black belt Nick ‘Chewy’ Albin of chewjitsu.net When I started talking about making strength training for BJJ videos. One of the most common messages I received concerned...

Marcelo Garcia’s Tips: How to Improve in BJJ, Gi vs No Gi & Conditioning

    Great advice from World BJJ and ADCC champ Marcelo Garcia on the best way to improve in BJJ, Gi vs No Gi, conditioning etc…Transcribed by royalgrapplingacademy from a youtube...

How To Strengthen Your Neck Like Rickson Gracie

  Guest post by Dr Kickass, Mike Piekarski, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Former MMA Fighter, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt. Follow him on instagram.   Having a strong neck is essential...

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...

Scientitsts Measure How Body Fat % Increase Affects Athletic Performance

    In a sport like Jiu-Jitsu, it’s important to compete at the ideal weight and also with the ideal body fat percentage. In wrestling, Seven percent (7%) body fat has been...

Keenan Cornelius on Why He Prefers Slow Lifting to Olympic Lifts For BJJ

    Keenan Cornelius in an interview with Stephen Kesting of Grapple arts, talked about his strength training. Keenan on strength and conditioning for Jiu-Jitsu stated:   Stephan:...

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...

Watch: 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...

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:...

How To Use Olympic Lifts For Grappling

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...

Exercise Specialist Criticizes Rodolfo Vieira’s Strength Training Routine

  5x jiu-jitsu world champion at black belt, Rodolfo Vieira is preparing his transition to MMA. He has signed a contract with Japan based Real Fight Championship. His debut was initially planned...

This Is Arguably The Best Exercise For Grapplers

  Guest post by Mark Kislich from www.Judoperformance.com There are many, many useful exercises for this sport, but in my opinion nothing beats the king of all lifts: the DEADLIFT. Why? Simple....

8 Tips for Staying Injury-Free in Jiu-Jitsu

Photo: Leon Sandoval www.heyleon.com, Instagram @heyleonmedia and Facebook.com/heyleonmedia Guest post by Will Safford C.S.C.S a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre...

Improve Your Grappling Conditioning with This HITT Bodyweight Workout

  Written by Funk Roberts of FunkMMA.com   As a grappler or martial artist you have to develop so many physical attributes simultaneously. Like so many other fighters you may have trouble...

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...

The Legend Masahiko Kimura’s Amazing Training Routine

    Masahiko Kimura)was a Japanese judoka who is widely considered one of the greatest judoka of all time. (5 ft 7in 170 cm; 85 kg, 187 lb) He was born on September 10, 1917 in Kumamoto,...

Why You Must Master The Single Leg Squat 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...

Olympic Silver Medalist Travis Stevens’s Training Week: 6 Sessions/Day!

MARKUS SCHREIBER/ASSOCIATED PRESS   You train hard, but do you train as hard as 2016 Judo Olympic silver medalist and BJJ Black Belt Travis Stevens? Travis Stevens is probably the hardest...

Essentials of Strength Training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  Written for BJJEE by Vladimir Popovic, black belt judo, purple belt bjj, master degree in sport science and exercise. Strength and condition coach, specialty – martial arts.   While...

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 purple...