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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

9 Exercises That Will Make You Stronger for Grappling Sports

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...

How Does Increasing Sleep Actually Boost Your Sports Performance?

Guest post by James Duscio, a BJJ black belt under Walter cascao vital and runs cascao bjj hard knocks out of Las Vegas nv.​ Sleep Affects You More Then You Think… Everybody talks about how...

Wrestlers Workout: Agility, Explosiveness, and Muscular Endurance

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. Mark Philippi, co-owner of Philippi Sports Institute (PSI), has released...

Building a Home Gym: The Essential Gear You Need

Working out can be an intimidating thing to do. A huge part of that intimidation comes from having to go to a gym. The equipment and number of people around can be too much. However, if you bring the...

The Facts on REAL Strength For Grappling Athletes

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. Mark Philippi, co-owner of Philippi Sports Institute (PSI), has released...

Ultimate Kettlebell Workout for Grapplers (10 Minute HIIT Circuit)

Kettlebells are a fantastic training tool for grapplers because they work pretty much every single muscle in the body – just like grappling. Why grapplers should train with Kettlebells? 1. They...

Tom DeBlass & Saulo Ribeiro’s Easy Plate Workout For BJJ

You don’t need to have fancy equipment to build yourself an endless gas tank and strength on the Jiu Jitsu mats. Simple exercises and minimal equipment that work the whole body are more than...

Georges St-Pierre’s Unique Training Routine & Diet

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St Pierre was one of the best conditioned athletes in MMA history. His training routine consisted of gymnastics for dynamic dexterity and coordination, Power...

2 Reasons Why Bodyweight Training is Better for BJJ

BJJ Weight Training is a topic that can be hotly debated. Some people don’t think you should any strength work for Jiu Jitsu. Although the debate that we always love is whether weight training...

6 Exercises To Improve Your BJJ

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

Benefits of Rickson Gracie’s Movement Based Training For Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...

The Burpee: The # 1 Conditioning Workout for Grapplers

Photo: Marko Stupar at Kimura BJJ Serbia. 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...

10 Bodyweight Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling Workouts

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...

The Ultimate Shoulder Stretch for BJJ Athletes

Stretching reduces Muscle Soreness It’s been scientifically proven that stretching after a practice reduces the level of discomfort and/or soreness on the next day twice as much as stretching...

What You Need To Lift At Home

Guest post by Andrew Lewis of blackmetalbarbellstrength.com  If you choose to forego the standard method of strength training in a commercial gym and decide to get a home gym, you’ll need...

Effects of Preworkouts, Energy Drinks & Stimulants on Jiu-Jitsu Performance

Every one of us likes to gain the edge when it comes to Jiu Jitsu. Some people get this edge by consuming a pre workout supplement (either in the form of stimulants, caffeine such as energy drinks,...

Worst Leg Exercise for Lower Back (NOT WHAT YOU THINK!)

The worst exercise for your low back is not squats or deadlifts. No, in fact if done properly I would argue that both of those leg exercises are capable of fortifying your lower back against...

Sports Institute Develops a 9 Week Peaking Strength & Power Program For BJJ, Wrestling, and Judo.

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. Mark Philippi, co-owner of Philippi Sports Institute (PSI), has released a...

Can’t Afford Protein Powder? Benefits Of Chocolate Milk As A Post Workout Drink

You don’t have to spend your hard earned money on over priced and over hyped supplements. You can actually get a proper post workout drink from household products. To get the best results from...

Coconut Oil Coffee for Pre Workout Energy

  Guest post by Funk Roberts of FunkMMA.com   INGREDIENTS Brewed Coffee Coconut Oil (Virgin) BCAA (optional) I am not a regular coffee drinker. In fact I can count on my hands how many cups...

Travis Strevens Reveals His Bodyweight Program For Grappling

Travis Stevens is probably the hardest working judoka around… Travis Stevens aka ‘The Judo Silencer’ is a judoka from the United States who in 2016 achieved a silver medal in the Rio Olympics....

How To Improve Your Jiu-Jitsu With A Stability Ball

    Jeff Glover is known for his amazing cat like balance and agility. The fact is that he’s been training with the stability ball (AKA Swiss Ball) for over 10 years. Stability ball...

Travis Strevens’ 3x a Week Lifting Program Which Will Make You A Better Grappler

Travis Stevens is probably the hardest working judoka around… Travis Stevens aka ‘The Judo Silencer’ is a judoka from the United States who in 2016 achieved a silver medal in the Rio Olympics....

Mongolian Judo Team’s Hard Core Training Regimen

In July 2013, for the first time in history, an IJF Judo Grand Prix was held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. By integrating the World Judo Tour, this event gave its credentials to a country which has...