Do you want to be able to train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for a long time? And would you like to do it without aching and being in pain?
If your answer is “yes”, then it’s about time that you start doing some mobility exercises. For example, the following wall mobility drills will go a long way for your knee and hip health!
Also consider Kettlebells. Over the years there have been hundreds and hundreds of fitness and strength training fads that have come and gone but the kettlebell stays strong. This is simply because Kettlebell training works. I am currently doing a few kettlebell sessions a week just to help keep my shoulders strong and mobile, to develop hip strength and increase my cardio.
For those that don’t know a Kettlebell is simply a round lump of cast iron with a flat base and a handle. Due to the handle being on the top of the weight the center of gravity is extended resulting in the participant being able to perform a variety of explosive movements such as a swing, snatch and over head press.
Kettlebells are a fantastic training tool for grapplers because they work pretty much every single muscle in the body – just like grappling.
Watch how to do these mobility exercise as part of a kettebell program on the video below – and start doing them as soon as possible:
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- Steve Cotter is the founder of the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation, a practitioner of jiu-jitsu, and has over 30 years of experience in fitness and martial arts.
- Cotter has trained high level BJJ athletes like Xande Ribiero to prep them for battle at the highest levels of BJJ competition.