• Just Roll Baby! What is Foam Rolling and How Does it Work?

    There are many names for soft tissue work. SMR or Self-Myofascial Release was the term I was taught when I obtained my first personal training certification. It mainly encompassed using a foam roller or lacrosse ball on a specific muscle group. Foam rolling can be used to obtain new...
  • First Quarter New Year Training: The Break-In

    New Year fitness goals are extremely popular especially because it allows us to start fresh no matter where we are in our fitness journey. Regardless if you have been training for years or you are just getting started, something has lead you to this specific section in Jiu-Jitsu Magazine...
  • Using Kettlebells To Up Your Game

    Using Kettlebells To Up Your Game.

    Many of the most novel and innovative ideas in the strength and conditioning industry have been around much longer than people realize. Medicine balls, Indian clubs and even exercise bands have been used for more than a century, even though they have increased in popularity in recent years. Another...
  • Recovery Techniques

    Everyone reacts to training and life differently. Training, workouts, work, family, and other life stresses have an effect on all of us. Your specific situation will determine the methods used for recovering between sessions and leading up to competition. If you are feeling irritable, restless, not sleeping well, and...
  • 5 Off the Mat Activities That Will Increase Your Energy Levels to Train Jiu-Jitsu

    Feeling a bit of cabin fever? As much as we all love training Jiu-Jitsu, a little bit of variety never hurt anyone. That’s why we decided to list seven activities to help you increase your energy levels for a better performance on the mats. Here we go. Gi bars:...
  • Elbow Injuries

    I have been working with International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation for the last 14 years covering tournaments in the entire Western region of the United States. I have been privileged to have the opportunity, and over the years, I have seen a lot of injuries. My day is only...
  • BAND TRAINING FOR JIU-JITSU

    Improve your overall performance on the mats with band training. ...
  • Grips and Hips Interview with Mike Saffaie

    Grips and hips may sound catchy, but it is the methodology and approach of strength and conditioning for coach Mike Saffaie who happens to work with some of the top athletes in combat sports. A brown belt himself under Rener and Ryron...
  • 10 Mistakes in Strength & Conditioning for Jiu-Jitsu

    Thanks to years of research, modern technology, and the Internet, there is a ton of useful information now available on strength and conditioning (S&C). Even with all of that valuable info out there, many of us still use outdated training methods, continue with bad habits, and don’t get the...
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