• Sprinting for Jiu-Jitsu

    Often overlooked for more stylish exercises like battle ropes and kettlebell swings, sprinting has a list of useful benefits that can help any jiu-jitsu player. Whether you’re a hobbyist or active competitor, sprinting will improve your conditioning, body composition, and mental toughness. It has been shown to improve the...
  • Pull-up Power!

    If for any reason you’ve missed the theme of our past two issues, we’re on a big calisthenics kick right now. We’ve shown you how to push-up your game and improve your core performance through planks, but now it’s time to raise yourself up and go above the bar...
  • Bulgarian Bag Training For Grapplers

    The Bulgarian Bag was designed specifically with one sport in mind, grappling. In 2005, the bag’s creator, Ivan Ivanov, was looking to create a fitness tool that could be used on the wrestling mat while offering an intense, functional workout without damaging the mat’s surface. The crescent-shaped, sand-filled bag...
  • Battle Rope Training for Grapplers

    Heavy ropes training has been a pretty hot topic in the fitness world for the last few years. A once unique tool that caught people’s eye, now everywhere from commercials to UFC highlight films. My goal in this article to explain the basics and show you some of the...
  • Improving Your Balance

    So grappler, you say you want to improve your balance? Maybe the first thing we better do is define what we mean when talking about balance. It turns out that it’s a little more complicated than you may think, especially when we talk about applying it to jiu-jitsu. Balance...
  • Isometric Strength

    Isometric what? Few people know what isometric strength is and even fewer know how to train it. However, isometric strength plays a huge role in jiu-jitsu. It is the often forgotten and heavily neglected form of strength training, yet it may have the largest and most immediate impact on...
  • Make Every Movement Count

    Being economical with your strength and conditioning I’m willing to wager that the vast majority of Jiu-Jitsu Magazine readers are not full-time athletes. You have a full-time job/school, a family, friends, and other responsibilities off the mat. Jiu-jitsu is your therapy; it is where you can escape for a...
  • The Keys To Building Deadbolt Strong Grips

    Have you ever rolled with someone with a REALLY strong grip? It can be incredibly frustrating when you cannot break their grip and they seem to control every situation. Whether it’s controlling the position or finishing submissions, grip strength is an essential piece of any jiu-jitsu player’s game. While...
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