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Losing weight with jiujitsu. People study jiu jitsu for any number of reasons. Some think they’re the next UFC champion, while other just might be. Students may have grown up on Kung Fu Theater, while others are looking to protect themselves and their families. Yet others study for the sheer joy of the...
There are a few people who don't struggle with weight, ever. Those who seem to have a metabolism that can't be slowed and can't be fed enough either! Then, there are the countless majority who intimately know the battle of maintaining good health. Many have fought the good fight to gain and maintain lean muscle...
Jiu jitsu is an up close and personal sport. Rolling with your opponent means a lot of rubbing against that competitor—and that can mean a lot of things rubbing off on you, things you don’t want like MRSA, ringworm, athletes foot, and even a type of herpes. Prevention is vital,...
Shoulders are big, powerful and built to carry a heavy load. They are also fragile, prone to wear and can simply give out. A good shoulder workout regimen will not only help to prevent such injuries, but it will also avail the ability to build strong and powerful shoulders. Shoulder Exercise Considerations When...
There’s no reason jiu jitsu players can’t look like Greek gods. Just take a look at any number of the top competitors. Many look like they could fit in at a bodybuilding competition just as well as they do at a tournament. Just remember, though, that these athletes aren’t...
If you're looking for a little extra motivation in between workouts and training, grab your phone and browse some of these jiujitsu Instagram accounts. You might recognize some of these but the list goes on and on, full of inspiration to keep you in the zone.   @mattdarcygjj @mattdarcygjj - Before we get to the big...
  We are a modest, humble and quiet people, a civilization dominated by modesty and propriety. So the way a chiseled six pack looks, glistening in the summer sun doesn't really get much attention - right? Now that we have addressed the elephant in the room and despite the fact that...
Injuries can have you tapping out quicker than a tight triangle choke, but while you’ll be back on the mat after a choke, you may be sidelined for an extended time with an injury. That’s especially true when that injury involves your back. But you can take steps to prevent back...
Supplements aren't anything new. Fitness seekers, athletes and competitors in nearly every sport have used supplements at some point to get bigger, stronger and better. In fact, the world of health and fitness supplements has never been bigger and there is seemingly a supplement for everything. One report cited some impressive statistics...
The Cross-Training Advantage Cross-training has many benefits and is an ideal fitness program for jiu jitsu athletes. It will strengthen and tone, promote fat-burning and build cardio endurance. It also doesn't require a monthly gym membership or commitment and it does not require a great investment in weights or machines....