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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

How To Stay in Shape for BJJ When Traveling

  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 Efficiently Warm Up For BJJ

Photo: Marko Stupar 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 an instructor...

Best of Andre Galvao’s Strength & Conditioning Training For BJJ

  Best of Andre Galvao’s strength and conditioning training for BJJ. Andre Galvão is a 3rd degree black belt student under BJJ legend Fernando “Tererê” Augusto and now...

10 Best Strength Building Exercises for Grapplers

  Guest post by Funk Roberts of FunkMMA.com When you train in BJJ, Wrestling, Judo, Sambo, and other grappling arts, strength is the container from which all other physical qualities or training...

Is CrossFit Slowly Losing Popularity?

  CrossFit is a fitness program created by Greg Glassman and is a registered trademark of CrossFit, Inc.  which was founded by Greg Glassman and Lauren Jenai  in 2000. Promoted as both...

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...

Tips For Using Running As Conditioning For BJJ

  Brazilian jiu-jitsu(BJJ) is a complex martial art that focuses primarily on grappling, rolling, and fighting on the ground. Some people use BJJ training and conditioning as a way to get into...

BJJ & Yoga: The Perfect Combination?

Photo: Emma Pursey   What do you do to supplement your grappling training? You can lift weights, run, go swimming, rock climbing and much more… If you want to take it one step further and...

Coach Greg Jackson: ‘Jon Jones Powerlifting A Problem. He Gasses’

  Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones started powerlifting 11 months ago. Back in beginning of October, his deadlift personal best was 525 lbs (238kgs), weighing 222 lbs (100 kgs)....

Inside Look At Buchecha’s Strength & Conditioning Program

  If you’ve been watching Marcus Buchecha, you have probably noticed his crazy explosiveness. His S&C coach Tony Gonzalez of UTC Crossfit (also home of Checkmat’s HQ) talks to...

Performance Nutrition For Wrestlers After Cutting Weight

  Wrestlers and fighters cut weight for competition so they can have an advantage in combat. Whether you’re a youth, high school, college or professional athlete, being the largest...

Watch: Yoga for BJJ Free 20 Mins Class

    Why should a grappler incorporate Yoga into his or her training regiment and which are the greatest benefits ? These are Yoga for BJJ’s Sebastian Brosche’s top 9 benefits...

The ‘300’ Kettlebell Workout For Grapplers

  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 brown...

5 Reasons Why Grapplers Need To Train With Sandbags

  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 all...

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...

How to Perform Grappler Pull-ups

    I first saw lacrosse ball pull ups being performed by BJ Penn while he was preparing for one of his fights coming up. To perform this exercise, you basically grip two lacrosse balls and...

Unconventional Eastern European Exercises for Grapplers

  Guest post by Emre Bardakci a specialist in Biomechanics. Emre is a black belt in Judo, blue belt in BJJ and has spent over 12 years in Turkey training with Turkish Wrestlers, Judokas,...

Complete Guide To Judo & BJJ Strength, Conditioning, Flexibility, Mental etc…

Photos by Nec Bezmma Nomen Guest post by Neil Adams MBE, an English judoka who won numerous Olympic and World Championship medals in judo representing Great Britain. Adams was the first British male...

Tim Spriggs’ Unusual Method For Strengthening His Grips for BJJ

  Why is Grip Training Important: Grip training is where it all starts, going back to the fundamentals. The first point of contact in any fight is the grip. How can you win a fight if you...

10 hardcore Sandbag Conditioning Movements for Grapplers

    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...

Sandbag Training For Grapplers

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 all...

3 Killer Sandbag Conditioning Circuits for Grapplers

  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...

The Top 5 Conditioning Tools For BJJ

Written by Jason C. Brown, a BJJ player and strength and conditioning coach. Be sure to check out his website  BJJWorkouts.com   A lot of people suffer from paralysis by analysis, always...

Conor McGregor’s Nutritionist on the Move to Lightweight at UFC 197

  UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is going from featherweight to lightweight, and he’s starting to put some serious muscle mass. McGregor will face Rafael dos Anjos in the UFC 197...