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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

How To Modify The 5×5 Strength Training Program For Grapplers

So, you’ve been training Jiu Jitsu for a while and absolutely love it! However, you also want to become stronger and you figured out that BJJ, in and of itself, doesn’t help you too much...

How To Develop Explosive Power for Grappling Using Plyometrics

  Written by Funk Roberts of FunkMMA.com   Plyometrics: A type of exercise using explosive movements to develop muscular power, esp. bounding, hopping, and jumping. Combat Athletes are...

Inside look at High Level Wrestling Strength & Conditioning Program

  If you want to model yourself on high level grapplers that combine technique, strength , speed, agility, conditioning then look at collegiate wrestlers. Here is the West Virginia University...

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...

8 Tips for Staying Injury-Free in Jiu-Jitsu

Guest post by Will Safford C.S.C.S a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach who trains under Andre Galvao at Atos Jiu Jitsu.  He received is purple belt in December of 2013 and competes...

How To Achieve The Conditioning of a BJJ World Champion

When it comes to improving your BJJ conditioning, should you just roll more? Do more circuits? Do long distance running? Go swimming? There are so many options used in Conditioning for BJJ, so how...

World Class BJJ & Judo Champions Deadlifting

The three main powerlifting exercises that are beneficial for BJJ players are Deadlifts, Benchpress and Squats. It is also advisable to use more specialized exercises like pull ups, presses, rows to...

How To Modify Wendler’s 5/3/1 Powerlifting Routine For Grapplers

Wendler 5/3/1 is a very popular powerlifting program that was developed by powerlifter and strength coach Jim Wendler. It’s relatively simple. You have four main barbell lifts: overhead press,...

Getting Bigger & Stronger: The Right Way To Move Up A Weight Class In Jiu-Jitsu

In Jiu-Jitsu most of us want to go down in weight to make the weight class below. Putting on quality muscle to go up a weight class is a tricky issue but can be achieved with the right weight...

BJJ World Champ Otavio Sousa’s Leg Workout For BJJ

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...

Bulletproof For BJJ: Get Strong, Mobile & Injury Proof For Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a multidimensional sport. The activity demands a high level of strength, power, endurance, and flexibility. This has led to a rise in certain training practices by many...

Applying Strongman Training to Combat Sports

  Written by and contributed to BJJEE.com by Coach Needham who writes for the excellent website grapplershealth.com. Wayne Needham has been coaching for over 10 years and as an athlete himself...

Kron Gracie Details His Diet & Strength / Conditioning Routine

Kron Gracie is one of the rare Jiu-Jitsu players that has a potential for crossover mainstream success. In a recent article in Details Magazine, intitled ‘How I Got My Body’, Kron details...

The Best Conditioning for BJJ: Roll More? Circuits, Swimming, Running?

When it comes to improving your BJJ conditioning, should you just roll more? Do more circuits? Do long distance running? Go swimming? There are so many options used in Conditioning for BJJ, so how...

How To Increase Flexibility & Make Your Guard Impassable

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...

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 level in it. In...

Why Am I So Exhausted After BJJ & What To Do About It

So you always feel wiped out after Jiu Jitsu? Always sore the next day barely able to perform? In this article we will analyze some of the factors that cause you to be wiped out after Jiu Jitsu (both...

Jocko Willink Details His Weekly Strength & Jiu-Jitsu Training Regimen

Echo Charles & Jocko Willink are the hosts of the ultra popular Jocko podcast. Both of them are BJJ black belts and train with Dean Lister and Jeff Glover at Victory MMA. From September of 1990...

Which Exercises Will Help Improve Your BJJ The Most?

If you’re like most BJJ/Grappling practitioners, you’re probably looking for new ways to get an edge and get your BJJ game to the next level. In order to improve, nothing compares to getting...

How Heavy Do You Need To Lift To Be Strong for BJJ?

When it comes to strength and conditioning, many Grapplers especially BJJ practitioners still train like amateurs. How will you love to describe yourself? As a grappler? or as a strength trainer? If...

Building Grappling Strength Through Rope Climbing

Establishing good grips in BJJ and Judo is so important as very often when you dominate the grip battle and establish your dominant grips you can control and dominate your opponent.  Many top BJJ...

How To Become Stronger For Grappling When You Have Limited Time

How will you love to describe yourself? As a grappler? or as a strength trainer? If you contrive to be successful on the mat you better figure it out here fairly promptly. There are lots of basic...

How Big & Strong Can Bodyweight Exercises Make You for Grappling?

Generally, yes you can get stronger just by doing bodyweight exercises at home. Kron Gracie is one of the advocates of calisthenics and we all know his results. If you are planning on starting a...

Inside Look Into Teddy Riner’s Work out Routine That Makes Him Unbeatable

International Judo Federation has long harbored disdain for MMA but they’ve recently made it public that even though the whole world was gearing to watch McGregor – Mayweather their very...