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Category Archive: Articles, Strength & Conditioning

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...

Fedor Emelianenko’s Training Routine

  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,...

10 Best Strength Building Exercises For Fighters

    Strength is your base and everything is build on top of it. In order to improve at other physical attributes and in your overall performance you must build strength. Funk Roberts goes...

Top Warm Up & Stretches for BJJ with World Champ Sebastian Brosche

    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...

The Secret of the Ottoman Army: Turkish Get Ups

  Written 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,...

Do Grapplers Need Bench Press?

  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...

10 Stretches For Jiu-Jitsu

  Flexibility is so important in Jiu-Jitsu because it really makes all the vast number of techniques much easier to do (for ex gogoplata, inverted guard etc..). Increasing flexibility is going...

Advanced X Guard Breakdown and Tricky BJJ Escapes Tips

In this article we’re going to go over a few positions that have to do with tangling and disentangling from realistic fighting positions that’d you see and encounter in any bjj match. Simply put...

An Inside Look At The 20,000 Calorie/ Day Diet of a Strongman Champion

  Training for strongman competition involves building overall strength in the gym, and training with competition implements to gain familiarity. In the gym it is necessary to train the entire...

How To Improve Flexibility For Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  Written by Mike “Spider-Ninja” Bidwell is a BJJ Black Belt under Phil Migliarese and Ken Kronenberg (Team Tai-Kai / Balance). Mike is a full time Jiu-Jitsuka, blogger (check out his great...

Sport Scientists Prove that Strength Training Done the Right Way Will Increase Flexibility

    Some BJJ athletes will choose not to do strength training as they’d rather spend that time doing more Jiu-Jitsu. Some BJJ coaches will sometimes tell their students not to lift...

New Video Of Joe Rogan’s Intense Strength & Conditioning Routine

  The UFC commentator, BJJ black belt, comedian and podcast host is in amazing shape for someone pushing 50. For Rogan, exercise is more for stress relief and for staying healthy. A video...

Jon Jones Deadlifting 600lbs (272kgs)

  Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones started deadlifting 6 months ago. Back in beginning of October, his deadlift personal best was 525 lbs (238kgs), weighing 222 lbs (100 kgs)....

Marcelo Garcia Explains in Detail Why He Doesn’t Do Any Strength & Conditioning

      BJJ Legend Marcelo Garcia talks in detail to Stuart Cooper about the reasons why he never did strength and conditioning for more than a period of 8 months. Marcelo doesn’t...

(Video) Xande Ribeiro’s Kettlebell Workout Routine

    Xande Ribeiro’s little fun morning workout. Swings, cleans, press and snatches. 3 or 5 reps on each arm for 20 mins  . Can’t drop the Kettlebell. In the video he uses 16kg...

Yoga for BJJ: Hip Openers with Nino Schembri & Kenia Novaes

  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...

10 Different Animal Walk Exercises For BJJ Warm Up & Conditioning

  A video illustrating many different animals walks and animal drills for strength, conditioning and overall movement coordination and capacity.     More animal drills:

Andre Galvao’s Pre-ADCC Circuit Training

    Check out a part of Andre Galvao’s strength and conditioning workout that he used before his winning super fight vs Roberto Cyborg at ADCC 2015. #CircuitTraining: here I’m...

Jeff Glover’s BJJ Warmup & Stretching Routine

  What better way to learn how to warmup, than with one of the smoothest competitors in BJJ; Jeff Glover. We break it down into two sections; a general warmup to promote Joint ROM and a specific...

30 Exercises For BJJ That You Can Do Anywhere

  Working out for BJJ doesn’t have to cost anything and it can be done anywhere with bodyweight exercises. This type of workout uses your own bodyweight as the resistance. 1) Convenient and...

BJJ Heavy Bag Drills With GFTeam’s Gabriel Rainho

    The BJJ workout video below is a great example of the BJJ specific conditioning you can get done at home with some simple set-ups and creativity. You can use a heavy bag to work on...