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Category Archive: Strength & Conditioning

How to make TRX bands for under $20

    Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian shows us a cheap way to make TRX bands. He has been studying Judo for over 23 years. He is a...

UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones bench pressing 345 pounds

    UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones is planning his return to the UFC and is hitting the weights hard. Here is Jon Jones bench pressing 345 lbs. 275 pounds in the second clip. Here is a...

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...

Great Stretch Routine for Grapplers

    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...

Jon Jones Back in the Gym: Deadlifts Personal Best 525 lbs

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is back in the gym and is hitting the weights hard. Here is a video of him hitting his deadlift personal best of 525 lbs (238kgs), weighing 222 lbs...

“How Positive Psychology Can Give New Life to the Way We Exercise”

  By Daniel Faggella, MAPP You wake up at 5:45 a.m., the alarm blaring. Your first conscious thought is one of dread – your morning jog is minutes away, and in this moment pounding pavement...

Good, Better, Best-Drilling The Berimbolo Sweep

Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, MMA Sports Mag, and more...

The Turkish Get Up: Maybe The Best Exercise For Grapplers

“They say that strength doesn’t count, but it does. Maybe it wouldn’t make a difference if the opponent didn’t know anything. If the opponent knows something, then strength starts to...

1 Killer Knee Bar Sweep

    Dan Faggella is a BJJ Academy Owner, No Gi Pan Am Champion at 130 pounds, and recognized expert in the area of leg locks. Dan writes or Jiu Jitsu Magazine, Jiu Jitsu Style, MMA Sports...

Top 5 Best Exercises for Grip Strength

    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...

Dr Patrick Roth: ‘Kettlebells An Ideal Tool For Treating Back Pain’

    Dr. Patrick Roth is a neurosurgeon practicing in New Jersey. He is the Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and the Director of the...

Sports Scientists Prove That Weight Training Is key In Preventing & Rehabbing Injuries In Contact Sports

      Injuries are always going to happen if you train in Jiu-Jitsu. Once you get injured you need to be patient and work hard on strengthening the part of your body where the injury...

(Video) BJJ Specific Grip Training Circuit

    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...

Rodolfo, Braulio, Buchecha & Leandro Talk About Weight Lifting for BJJ

  In this short video Buchecha, Braulio Estima Rodolfo Viera and Leandro Lo talk about how much conditioning and weight lifting they do to compliment the BJJ training.  

19 Best Pull-Ups for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling

    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. I...

2x World Champ Sebastian Brosche on How Yoga Revolutionized his Jiu-Jitsu

  Sebastian Brosche is one of the biggest European BJJ hopes. He is a brown belt in BJJ and second degree black belt in judo. He was raised in Northern Sweden and is currently living in in Oslo...

Watch: Great Workout Motivation Video featuring Joe Rogan

    ”The people I know that have the hardest time keeping it together emotionally are people that don’t workout.” ~ Joe Rogan   Most of this audio was taken from the “Get...

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

    By Guillaume Huni   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...

GSP’s Coach on VO2 Max Determining Conditioning Wokout for BJJ/MMA

    Gsp’s coach Firas Zahabi talks to JustTheGiTopPodcast about how measuring an athlete’s VO2 Max is important in determining what type of conditioning and endurance workout...

2 Minute Body weight workout for BJJ

    Kettle-Jitsu body weight flows are an excellent source of conditioning for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, fat loss and other combat sports. In my Kettle-JItsu system, I have what I call a body...

Kron Gracie on His Training: ‘It’s all Push Up, Pull Ups & Jiu-Jitsu’

In a recent article in Details Magazine, intitled ‘How I Got My Body’, Kron details his training regimen which consists of body weight training and Jiu-Jitsu:   “I teach two hours every...

Double Kettlebell grip training for BJJ/MMA

    Written by Joey Alvarado, creator of Kettle-Jitsu   Grip training is a subject I wanted to touch on for some time now. I definitely have some serious opinions on it. As you already...

Flexibility Not Affected by Strength Training: World Champ Weightlifter Shows Great 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...

(Watch) Rubber Band Training/Drilling for BJJ & Judo

    Practicing Uchikomi (Judo throw drills) improves throwing skills. Rubber band uchikomi: Rubber band uchikomi is a real simple way to improve your muscle memory for throws. All you need...