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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

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)  

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 interview by Matt...

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

Getting the most out of your BJJ workouts involves making some decisions. Problem is, when making decisions it’s very easy to choose the wrong path or maybe the longer path to where you want to be....

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...

Bulgarian Bag: Improve your Grappling Conditioning, Endurance & Conditioning

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...

Dolce Diet’s Mike Dolce Top 3 Tips for Building Muscle & Staying Lean

Mike Dolce is an American trainer, strength and conditioning coach, weight-cut coach, author, nutrition and fitness expert, and motivational speaker. He was a former mixed martial artist. Dolce is...

The 5 Best Kettlebell Exercises For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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...

5 Best Exercises For Explosive Grappling Power

  Written by Matt D’Aquino. He is a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian as well as nationally ranked freestyle wrestler and National Champion in Brazilian Jujitsu. Matt has a passion for teaching...

Top 5 Tips For Starting A BJJ Strength & Conditioning Routine

  Guest post by Sam Dupont, a strength coach to CFS BJJ Brighton, and also to Black Belt Belt Gold British Medalist Yousuf Nabi. Sam has worked with many other athletes from other fields too...

Top BJJ Masters Give Great Advice on Making the Most of your Training

    When people start to dedicate themselves to a new profession, studies, day to day activities or sport, they automatically imagine themselves on the day they are going to reach the top...