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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...
  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....
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...
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...
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,...