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There's a chance you've been asked to bear crawl at some point in your life. Whether on the mat or in a school gymnasium, you've performed this movement. It can be a killer workout for your whole body, and a new way to move since most of...
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....
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...
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...
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...
Alright, there is no "one size fits all" weightlifting routine, but having a good weight training program and investing time in the gym will pay huge dividends for your jiujitsu game. Finding the right program that's best for you, can be huge. So determining what your goals are and what you...
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...
Anyone who's spent time on the mats knows the struggle of figuring out what to eat for their BJJ goals. If you socialize before or after BJJ class, you’ve likely heard someone discuss the Paleo diet for jiu jitsu. Although it is not the first diet of its kind,...
Are you spending too much time at the gym? How do you know? Is it even possible to be working out too much? This discussion requires a preamble; Every fitness program is different and is dictated by the goals and needs of the individual. A big guy, the kind of fella that wasn't...
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...